'Stillwater' brings zen approach to kids TV

Mindfulness expert Mallika Chopra talks about her role as a consultant on new animated children's series "Stillwater," airing on Apple TV+. (Dec. 17)

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- I like to feel the raindrops falling on my fur.

- You like the rain?

- I love the rain.

MALLIKA CHOPRA: The show is joyful. It truly is. It's, it's-- you feel good when you watch it. You want to smile. That being said, it also is sharing real things that kids are going through like disappointment of getting a toy that wasn't what you thought it would be or just missing out on a practice because it's raining.

- My robot isn't what I thought it would be. And I had so much fun stuff planned.

- It's OK to feel disappointed, Karl.

- It is?

- Of course, that can happen when things don't go the way we expect.

MALLIKA CHOPRA: You engage in it because of the characters, the storytelling, and the incredible animation. I mean, it's just beautiful. They have done the most incredible job of storytelling and building characters and then sharing the lessons in this way which is not kind of didactic or how-to. It's joyful and really magical.

- Thinking of things a different way is good. We call that perspective.