Sunday 25 September 2016

Netflix announce animated series Beat Bugs, inspired by the Beatles with songs by Eddie Vedder and more

Published 10/02/2016 | 14:30

Eddie Vedder performs a Beatles song for Netflix's new series Beat Bugs
Eddie Vedder performs a Beatles song for Netflix's new series Beat Bugs

Netflix has announced a new animated series for children, Beat Bugs, inspired by the music of the Beatles.

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The series will feature songs by Eddie Vedder as well as P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, James Corden, Birdy and Regina Spektor.

The series incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney Northern Songs catalogue to tell uplifting stories.

The music artists have teamed up with writer/producer Josh Wakely and the animators to create the show.

Beat Bugs are coming to Netflix
Beat Bugs are coming to Netflix

Each artist has recorded their version of an iconic Beatles song including Penny Lane, All You Need is Love, Come Together, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour.

"Personally I'm very grateful to be part of Josh's vision,” said Eddie Vedder.  “A tremendous show for kids that combines beautiful animation with great stories and obviously some of the best songs ever written.”

The date of its arrival on Netflix has yet to be confirmed but here's a trailer in the meantime:

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