“Eva the Owlet,” a new animated kids and family series based on the New York Times bestselling Scholastic book series “Owl Diaries” by award-winning author Rebecca Elliott, received a series order from Apple TV+ today. “Owl Diaries” has been translated into eight languages and has sold over three million copies since its initial publication.
“Eva the Owlet” features original songs by highly acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums, and is produced by Scholastic Entertainment and animated by Brown Bag Films.
“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 newest series in Apple TV+’s kids’ changemakers project, which brings together world-renowned educators and the world’s most creative storytellers to create inspiring and educational original series for children. Apple Original shows, such as the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “Stillwater,” “Hello, Jack: The Kindness Show,” “Pretzel and the Puppies,” and many others, inspire imagination, self-confidence, and critical thinking.
Apple TV+ collaborated with 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, for “Eva the Owlet.” Evans co-authored “Expressive Writing: Words that Heal” with James Pennebaker, which has been translated into six languages.
He works with individuals and groups to teach them how to use writing to improve their physical, emotional, and mental health, and he worked with executive producers and Scholastic Entertainment to help develop the series and incorporate lessons about the importance 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, and 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”).