Adorable sci-fi romance Blush warms up Apple TV+ on Oct. 1


Skydance Animation is producing ‘Blush’ for Apple TV+.
Skydance Animation produced Blush about a stranded astronaut meeting an ethereal visitor. Coming soon to Apple TV+.
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Apple and Skydance Animation teamed up to create Blush, the story of a stranded astronaut falling in love. The sci-fi short debuts October 1 on Apple TV+.

The trailer dropped Tuesday with a first look at the adorableness. Watch it now:

Blush will give you all the feels

Apple’s description of its upcoming feature says, “Blush follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.”

It’s written and directed by Joe Mateo, whose credits include Big Hero 6 and Prep & Landing.

When Blush premieres on Friday, October 1, it’ll be streamed on Apple TV+. There’s already a landing page for it.

Plenty more coming from Skydance Animation and Apple TV+

Skydance Animation is the cartoon division of a production company responsible for the Star Trek, Mission Impossible and Terminator franchises. In February 2021, the studio and Apple announced two new movies and a series to be released on the streaming video service. That includes Luck about a very unlucky girl, and Spellbound, a musical about a girl who sets out to break the spell that has divided her kingdom in two. Plus there’s The Search for WondLa, a series about a girl searching for a family.

Blush and these others will join a growing collection on animation on Apple TV+. Wolfboy and the Everything Factory premiered recently, and high-profile offerings include The Snoopy Show and the award-winning feature film Wolfwalkers. Plus there’s much more.

The streaming service, which offers a free seven-day trial, costs $4.99 a month. It also forms a key component of all Apple One subscription bundles.