Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth is a heartwarming short film on Apple TV+, based on the best-selling children’s book by Oliver Jeffers.
Short film Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth will be released on Apple TV+ on April 17, 2020 — head over to the platform.
Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth is only 30 minutes long, but it gets its message across strongly. Based on the best-selling children’s book by Oliver Jeffers, the Apple TV+ short film embraces the inner youth and the fledging feeling of parenting.
The film follows a young both on the eve of Earth Day visiting an exhibit at the Museum of Everything. The exhibit provides a summary of planet earth; a quick bite-sized lesson of our home.
Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth captures that childhood curiosity. The young boy in the film wants it all figured out; he wants to understand the earth in its entirety and what surrounds it. The film demonstrates how innocent curiosity is heartwarming and adored, but ultimately, signifies how we lose our appreciation for simple discoveries that become the norm in adulthood.
The Apple TV+ film encapsulates that feeling of a parent; where you look upon your child and are fascinated with their “firsts”. First steps, words, ice cream, seeing a duck — the simple things in life. The animation manages to surface that feeling to the audience; the more the boy learns about the earth, the more the parents appreciate the enthusiasm, and their love is apparent.
And finally, Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth has a poignant message for all of us; this is our only home at present. Unless we find a way of inhabiting a planet that is lightyears away, then this is all we have got for now. Look after it.
Maybe that message is too late, but it’s appreciated all the same.
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