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Netflix’s New Animated Series Beat Bugs Features Beatles Covers

Netflix just released a teaser for their new animated children’s series, Beat Bugs, which will feature covers of Beatles, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney songs by famous music artists, including Sia, Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor, James Corden, Birdy and more.

Beat Bugs follows five bug friends exploring their backyard. The animation will be done by Thunderbird-owned Atomic Cartoons. Creator Josh Wakely states:

Bringing Beat Bugs to life on Netflix and having a platform to re-imagine this universally acclaimed music for families around the world is an exhilarating and rewarding experience.Our partners have been fantastic in making this concept a vivid reality, and this is a great example of the innovative and fresh storytelling at the heart of Grace’s (Wakely’s production and development banner) ethos.

Andy Yeatman, director of Netflix’s original kids content calls it “a show that will transcend generations and have parents and grandparents enjoying right alongside their little ones.” It sounds like a more child appropriate and uplifting Across the Universe. I’m not sure if I’ll be watching Beat Bugs, but I definitely want to hear the covers when they come out. How about you?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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