Stillwater
Genre
Based onZen Shorts
by Jon J. Muth
Written by
  • Rob Hoegee
  • Craig Lewis
  • Denise Downer
  • Lisa Kettle
  • Amy Wolfram
  • Sindy McKay
  • A.J. Marchisello
  • Tanner Marchisello
Directed by
Voices of
  • James Sie
  • Judah Mackey
  • Eva Binder
  • Tucker Chandler
Country of origin
  • United States
  • France
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Sidonie Dumas
  • Christophe Riandee
  • Nicolas Atlan
  • Terry Kalagian
  • Iole Lucchese
  • Caitlin Friedman
  • Jef Kaminsky
  • Rob Hoegee
Producers
  • Cary Silver
  • Alex Soto
Running time23-24 minutes
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04) –
present (present)

Stillwater is an animated children's television series based on Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth. The series premiered on December 4, 2020 on Apple TV+. It was renewed for a second season, which premiered on March 18, 2022.[1]

Cast and characters

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
113December 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)December 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)
27March 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)April 15, 2022 (2022-04-15)

Season 1 (2020–21)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [2]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Impossible Dream"
"Stuck in the Rain"
Jun FalkensteinRob HoegeeDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
22"Gift of Compassion"
"Larger Than Life"
Amber Tornquist Hollinger & Jun FalkensteinRob Hoegee & Craig LewisDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
33"Soaked"
"A Perfect Fit"
Jun Falkenstein & Roy Burdine & Amber Tornquist HollingerDenise Downer & Craig LewisDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
44"Downward Dog"
"The Sleeping Moon"
Amber Tornquist Hollinger & Jun FalkensteinDenise Downer & Lisa KettleDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
55"The Race"
"Dressed Up"
Jun Falkenstein & Gary Hartle & Amber Tornquist HollingerSindy McKay & Amy WolframDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
66"The Haircut"
"Paper Wings"
Jun Falkenstein & Roy BurdineLisa Kettle & A.J. Marchisello & Tanner MarchiselloDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
77"Loud Colors"
"Tied Up in Knots"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerTBAAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
88"Crossing Over"
"Kind of Blue"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerTBAAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
99"Out on a Limb"
"Sandcastles"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerTBAAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
1010"The Unexpected Gift"
"Celebration Song"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerTBAAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
1111"The Trade"
"Winter Wonder"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerTBAAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
1212"Ghost Story"Jun FalkensteinTBAOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
1313"The Way Home"Jun FalkensteinTBADecember 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)

Season 2 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
141"The Visit"
"Showtime"
TBATBAMarch 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)
152"Karl's Museum"
"The Helper"
TBATBAMarch 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)
163"Band Aid"
"The Good Morning"
TBATBAMarch 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)
174"Building Big"
"Falling Leaves"
TBATBAMarch 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)
185"Stitch Marks"
"Friends Forever"
TBATBAMarch 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)
196"Hide and Seek"
"The Trip"
TBATBAMarch 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)
207"One Drop Makes an Ocean"TBATBAApril 15, 2022 (2022-04-15)

Release

On September 17, 2020, Apple announced Stillwater, along with the rest of its late-2020 children's programming lineup for Apple TV+.[3] The six-episode first season was released on December 4, 2020.[4] The episode "The Impossible Dream" was submitted to the Annecy Festival on June 14, 2021.[5]

Accolades

In 2021, the show won a Peabody Award, along with the Disney Channel animated series The Owl House.

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Annie Awards April 16, 2021 Best TV/Media - Preschool Stillwater (for “The Impossible Dream / Stuck in the Rain”) Nominated [6]
March 12, 2022 Stillwater (for “Crossing Over / Kind of Blue”) Nominated [7]
Daytime Emmy Awards July 17, 2021 Outstanding Preschool Children's Animated Series Stillwater Nominated [8][9][10][11]
Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool Animated Program Stillwater Nominated
Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool Animated Program Stillwater Nominated
Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program Jill Calhoun, Jack Paulson Won
Peabody Awards June 21, 2021 Children’s & Youth Stillwater (Shared with The Owl House) Won [12]

References

  1. ^ "Stillwater Episode 203-Band Aid/The Good Morning". Australian Commercial Television Code of Pracitice. March 9, 2022. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  2. ^ "Stillwater - Episodes". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved April 6, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Low, Elaine (September 17, 2020). "Apple TV Plus Unveils 'Stillwater,' 'Doug Unplugs,' Premiere Dates for 'Ghostwriter,' 'Helpsters' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on March 11, 2021. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  4. ^ Greif, Coby (December 4, 2020). "Apple TV+ 'Stillwater': 10 Behind The Scenes Facts About The New Animated Preschool Series". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  5. ^ Whyte, Alexandra (June 11, 2021). "Shows on Kidscreen's radar at Annecy 2021". Kidscreen. Retrieved June 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 3, 2021). "Annie Awards Nominations: 'Soul' & 'Wolfwalkers' Lead Field For Animation Prizes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  7. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (December 21, 2021). "'Raya and the Last Dragon' Leads 2022 Annie Awards Feature Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  8. ^ Schneider, Michael (July 18, 2021). "Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Hamill Among Daytime Emmy Children's and Animation Winners". Variety. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  9. ^ "Children's & Lifestyle Nominations – The Emmys". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 28, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  10. ^ TV Academy Announces Animation/Children’s Emmy Nominations|Animation Magazine
  11. ^ Daytime Emmys: Top Toon Prizes for 'Paddington', 'Hilda' as 'Animaniacs' Snag 4 Awards|Animation Magazine
  12. ^ Schneider, Michael (June 24, 2021). "Watch Cynthia Erivo Present Steve McQueen's Peabody Award for Amazon's 'Small Axe' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 20, 2021.