Netflix animates McCartney book

Paul McCartney Netflix and Gaumont are partnering on a new animated feature based on the children’s adventure novel, High in the Clouds, by Paul McCartney, Philip Ardagh and illustrator Geoff Dunbar. 

First published in 2005, the book centres on Wirral, a teenage squirrel who finds himself in the midst of a raggedy gang of young rebels who live high in the clouds. 

Oscar-nominated director Timothy Reckard will be calling the shots from a screenplay by Jon Croker, with an original score by McCartney. 

The former Beatle also produces alongside Bob Shaye, the late Michael Lynne, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian. 

McCartney said of the project: “We are  thrilled to be partnering with Netflix. 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.” 


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