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The Beatles-inspired Netflix series will make its Canadian linear debut this month.
Netflix’s Beatles-inspired children’s series Beat Bugs is headed to CBC Kids.
The first two seasons of the animated series will debut on the pubcaster’s kids block on February 26. It is set to air at 7:30 a.m. weekday mornings and at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
Beat Bugs is produced by Australia-based Grace: A Storytelling Company, Vancouver’s Thunderbird Entertainment and its animation arm Atomic Cartoons, as well as Sydney, Australia-headquartered Beyond Screen Production. (Beat Bugs was renewed for a second season ahead of its series premiere on Netflix in August 2016. Thunderbird boarded the show as a co-producer earlier that year.)
Created by Grace’s Josh Wakely and executive produced by Martin Bandier, Beat Bugs follows bugs who explore their backyard with Beatles renditions incorporated into each episode. Musical artists who contribute to the series include P!nk, James Corden, Sia, Of Monsters and Men, Eddie Vedder, The Shins, Chris Cornell and Regina Spektor, to name a few.
Netflix previously inked a worldwide rights deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to allow Beat Bugs to record covers of Beatles songs from the Lennon/McCartney “Northern Songs” catalog.