The Beatles/beetles puns come flying to children’s television later this year with Beat Bugs, a new animated show debuting on Netflix this August. The program features new versions of Beatles songs by artists including Eddie Vedder (“Magical Mystery Tour”), Sia (“Blackbird”), the Shins (“The Word”) and Pink (“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”).
The plot involves a group of insect-like creatures who learn life lessons in a suburban backyard. Netflix ordered two seasons of 13 half-hour episodes, each featuring two Beatles covers for 52 songs in total. Show creator Josh Wakely told USA Today it took four years to obtain rights to the band’s legendarily exclusive catalog.
Additional cover artists include James Bay, Of Monsters and Men, Regina Spektor, Audioslave’s Chris Cornell and Late Late Show host/carpool karaoke DJ James Corden.
Hear an excerpt from Eddie Vedder’s “Magical Mystery Tour” and keep an eye out for the octopus’ garden sprinkler in the trailer, via Stereogum: