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 seasons3
No. of episodes30
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
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
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+. The second season premiered on March 18, 2022,[1] while the third season was released on May 19, 2023.[2]

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)
310May 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)

Season 1 (2020–21)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [3]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 HollingerUnknownAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
88"Crossing Over"
"Kind of Blue"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerUnknownAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
99"Out on a Limb"
"Sandcastles"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerUnknownAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
1010"The Unexpected Gift"
"Celebration Song"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerUnknownAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
1111"The Trade"
"Winter Wonder"
Jun Falkenstein & Amber Tornquist HollingerUnknownAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
1212"Ghost Story"Jun FalkensteinUnknownOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
1313"The Way Home"Jun FalkensteinUnknownDecember 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)

Season 2 (2022)

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

Season 3 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
211"Waiting"
"Bake Sale"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
222"Captain Koo"
"Digging Deeper"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
233"Tons of Fun"
"Apologies"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
244"Sounds Like Poetry"
"Birdwatching"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
255"New Neighbors"
"Koo's Gift"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
266"Friendly Wishes"
"Growing Together"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
277"The Catio"
"Campout"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
288"Book Club"
"Treasure Hunt"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
299"The Catch"
"Missing Out"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)
3010"I'm Bored"
"Art Fair"
UnknownUnknownMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)

Release

The six-episode first season of Stillwater was released on December 4, 2020 for Apple TV+. [4][5] The episode "The Impossible Dream" was submitted to the Annecy Festival on June 14, 2021.[6]

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 [7]
March 12, 2022 Stillwater (for "Crossing Over / Kind of Blue") Nominated [8]
Daytime Emmy Awards July 17, 2021 Outstanding Preschool Children's Animated Series Stillwater Nominated [9][10][11][12]
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 [13]
Children's and Family Emmy Awards December 10, 2022 Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool Animated Program Jun Falkenstein, Roy Burdine, Gary Hartle, Amber Tornquist Hollinger Won [14]
Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program Jill Calhoun, Jack Paulson Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Stillwater Episode 203-Band Aid/The Good Morning". Australian Commercial Television Code of Pracitice. March 9, 2022. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  2. ^ Shanfeld, Ethan (January 25, 2023). "Apple TV+ Sets 'Frog and Toad' Series, Announces Spring Kids and Family Slate (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  3. ^ "Stillwater - Episodes". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Whyte, Alexandra (June 11, 2021). "Shows on Kidscreen's radar at Annecy 2021". Kidscreen. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 3, 2021). "Annie Awards Nominations: 'Soul' & 'Wolfwalkers' Lead Field For Animation Prizes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (December 21, 2021). "'Raya and the Last Dragon' Leads 2022 Annie Awards Feature Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  9. ^ Schneider, Michael (July 18, 2021). "Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Hamill Among Daytime Emmy Children's and Animation Winners". Variety. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  10. ^ "Children's & Lifestyle Nominations – The Emmys". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 28, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  11. ^ TV Academy Announces Animation/Children's Emmy Nominations|Animation Magazine
  12. ^ Daytime Emmys: Top Toon Prizes for 'Paddington', 'Hilda' as 'Animaniacs' Snag 4 Awards|Animation Magazine
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Hailu, Selome (December 10, 2022). "2022 Children's & Family Creative Arts Emmy Winners". Variety. Retrieved December 10, 2022.