Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix on Animated “High in the Clouds” Feature

Sir Paul McCartney in concert in 2017. Photo by Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock (8923645q)

Paul McCartney teams with Netflix and Gaumont on a new animated feature based on the children’s novel he wrote. 

The former Beatle co-wrote High in the Clouds with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. The story follows “an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who finds himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix,” McCartney said. “They complement what is already an amazing team with Gaumont and we can think of no one better to be working with to bring our film to a global audience.  I’ve always loved animated films and this is a hugely important passion project for me. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”

The movie will be adapted for the screen by Jon Croker and directed by Oscar-nominee Timothy Reckart with McCartney serving as a producer as well as providing original songs and music.