by Alisha Jackson
It’s been six months since Netflix teased us with their Beatles-inspired animated kids series, Beat Bugs, and now the show is finally here!
Back in February, we got a taste of Eddie Vedder‘s “Magical Mystery Tour”, an artist who creator Josh Wakely calls “a childhood hero of [his].”
At first, Wakely didn’t believe it when Vedder returned his call. “I was like, either it’s someone who is doing an extraordinarily good Eddie Vedder impersonation, or this is a great moment in my life,” Wakely told the LA Times.
With more than fifty Beatles songs covered on the show, Wakely’s kids series is the perfect recipe for some cross-generational bonding. “I think people will be talking about this music in the way they talk about Shakespeare in 400 years,” Wakely said. “It’s so perfectly designed that it can be reinterpreted in this way.”
If you have the day off from work, and have already started watching the show, then you’ve probably heard P!nk’s rendition of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” in episode two.
Unless you’ve skipped to the end, it would be impossible for you to have already made it to the last episode, which features Sia on “Blackbird.” To hear a sneak peak of her cover, see below!
Neither of the surviving Beatles have given Wakely any feedback on the series, but both must be supportive of the project in some capacity, as rights were secured to a huge chunk of the Fab Four’s catalog.