Netflix Announces Beatles-themed 'Beat Bugs'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:30:41
Netflix has announced a new Beatles-themed, animated children's series called Beat Bugs. The show will center around the childhood adventures of five insects. Each 11-minute episode features a Beatles cover rendered from the likes of Eddie Vedder ("Magical Mystery Tour"), Sia ("Blackbird"), The Shins ("The Word"), Regina Spektor ("And Your Bird Can Sing"), Of Monsters and Men ("Eleanor Rigby"), Chris Cornell ("Drive My Car"), P!nk ("Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), and more.
"It's a family-oriented story that uses the narratives and perhaps best melodies of all time to tell stories of joy, happiness, community and adventure" creator Josh Wakely says.
Beatles music was a part of Wakely's upbringing in Australia, and his belief that the music and stories will connect with children and parents motivated his pursuit of the project. "I have very strong memories as a child of imagining what it would be like in the world of 'Strawberry Fields Forever' or 'Yellow Submarine,'" he says in an interview> with USA Today.
Other covers include: "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Day Tripper," "Ticket to Ride," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," "With A Little Help from My Friends," "Get Back" and "We Can Work It Out."
Netflix will premiere two seasons of Beat Bugs in August featuring a total of 52 Beatles' covers.
Watch the teaser for 'Beat Bugs';
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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