We are thrilled to share that we are working on Eva the Owlet, a new animated kids and family series from Apple TV+!
Based on the New York Times best-selling Scholastic book series “Owl Diaries” by award-winning author Rebecca Elliott, the series now has eight foreign language translations and 3 million copies in print.
Eva the Owlet produced by Scholastic Entertainment and animated by us here at Brown Bag Films, also features original songs by critically acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums.
Eva the Owlet stars ‘Eva,’ a creative, cheeky owlet who lives next door to her best friend ‘Lucy’ in the woodland world of Treetopington. With big ideas and an even bigger personality, Eva goes on high-flying adventures, expressing herself in her journal along the way!
Eva the Owlet is the latest series in Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative that brings world renowned education leaders together with the world’s most creative storytellers to create inspiring and enriching original series for kids. The initiative encourages imagination, self confidence and critical thinking through Apple Original series, with titles to date including Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Stillwater, Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show, Pretzel and the Puppies, and many more.
For Eva the Owlet Apple TV+ partnered with changemaker John F. Evans, MAT, MA, Ed.D., a writing clinician, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach at Duke Integrative Medicine, and the founder and executive director of Wellness & Writing Connections, LLC. With James Pennebaker, Evans co-authored Expressive Writing: Words that Heal which has been published in six languages. He works with individuals and groups teaching them how to use writing for better physical, emotional, and mental health and collaborated with executive producers and Scholastic Entertainment to help develop the series and infuse lessons around the value of using writing as a tool for healthy self-expression.
Eva the Owlet is executive produced by Scholastic Entertainment’s Daytime Emmy Award-nominated team including Iole Lucchese (Clifford the Big Red Dog), Caitlin Friedman (Caster), and Jef Kaminsky (Stillwater). Head series writers and Daytime Emmy Award nominees Annabeth Bondor-Stone (Helpsters) and Connor White (Helpsters) serve as co-executive producers. Brown Bag Films' Daytime Emmy Award nominee Damien O’Connor (Angela’s Christmas, Angela’s Christmas 2) serves as series director. The series is produced by award-winning Scholastic Entertainment (Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, The Magic School Bus) and animated by 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated studio Brown Bag Films in Dublin and Bali (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, and Octonauts).
We are absolutely delighted to be working with Scholastic Entertainment on this beloved preschool property and terrific new addition to the award-winning lineup of original series for kids and families on Apple TV+.
Eva the Owlet is the fourth Apple Original series that Brown Bag Films has worked across, other titles include Get Rolling with Otis, produced by our Emmy Award-winning parent company 9 Story Media Group and animated out of Brown Bag Films' Dublin studio, Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show, from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, also produced by 9 Story Media Group, with animation by our Toronto studio and the recently announced Sago Mini Friends based on the award-winning Sago Mini World app, produced by Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Spin Master Entertainment with animation by our Toronto studio.
We're so excited for Eva the Owlet to launch on Apple TV+ and to welcome kids and families everywhere to join us in the beautiful woodland world of Treetopington!
Dare we say, it's going to be A HOOT!