Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is available now on Apple TV
As we mark Earth Day 2020, many of you may not have noticed a small animated gem twinkling in the Apple TV lineup. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a delightful short film based on Oliver Jeffers’ book of the same name, its beautiful and bright animation lighting up the screen. Notes for Living on Planet Earth explores the rich diversity of our spinning blue home through the eyes of a seven-year-old (Jacob Tremblay) and his parents (Chris O’Dowd and Ruth Negga). Here a trip to a magical Museum of Everything opens the boy’s eyes to the world around him as his parent’s curiosity encourages his creativity and passion for our unique, rich, abundant and special planet.
But this delightful short animation isn’t just for kids, as it carries an important message for all of the adults watching. It’s a simple but powerful message that no matter our age, we should never lose the sense of wonder in the environment surrounding us or doubt the power of individual action in affecting change. After all, if we search deep into our soul, the curiosity and wonder of the child we once were waits silently and patiently for release. The beauty of this spinning blue planet we call home deserves your inner child and the curiosity and passion you once held; after all, we only have one home, and it is a beautiful, stunning, but often fragile place to live.