Taika Waititi’s BUBBLES Heads To Netflix

The animated biopic about Michael Jackson's chimpanzee has found a home.

Very exciting news over at Deadline this morning, folks: Netflix is currently putting the final touches on a deal to distribute Bubbles, the upcoming stop-motion animated film from What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi.

Bubbles, you'll recall, began its life as a 2015 Black List script written by Isaac Adamson. Deadline describes it as "the offbeat story of iconic singer Michael Jackson from the perspective of his beloved chimp Bubbles", and that's not far off (this writer might categorize it as more of a biopic of Bubbles, but only a bit).

Waititi will co-direct the film with Fantastic Mr. Fox's Mark Gustafson, and the animation's being handled by Starburns Industries, the same folks who delivered Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's Anomalisa back in 2015. That's a whole lot of talent behind the camera, all working from one helluva script. And now it's headed to Netflix!

All of this is very good news. Nothing further to report at this time, but rest assured we'll be keeping a close eye on this one. Especially me, the BMD staffer who is unreasonably excited about Bubbles.