By Amanda Wicks
A new Netflix animated series for children titled Beat Bugs will feature major names singing some of the Beatles‘ most beloved songs. Bands and artists who will contribute covers include Eddie Vedder, Sia, P!nk, James Bay, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and more.
Debuting in August 2016, the series will use the Beatles’ music to send encouraging messages to viewers. The show reached a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which allows them to use recorded covers from songs in the “Northern Songs” catalog, once owned by Michael Jackson (via Billboard).
Some of the covers include “Help!,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Penny Lane,” “Yellow Submarine,” ‘“Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Magical Mystery Tour,” reports Deadline.
Josh Wakely of Grace Films will write, direct and produce the project. Wakely previously did a musical short titled My Mind’s Own Melody in 2012. Watch the Beat Bugs trailer below.