New animated kid’s series Beat Bugs, which features the songs of The Beatles, begins on 7TWO later this month.
The series comprises 15 minute episodes, but most will air within a weekday 2 hour block during the week of July 25th.
They will also screen on Presto this year (updated: Netflix outside Australia).
The Beat Bugs are charming, funny adventurous and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. Each of the five friends (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter) has a distinct personality and they display the energy of five, knockabout, loveable kids. They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.
Inspired by the music of The Beatles, the series tells uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody.
The series has acquired the worldwide rights to the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ music catalogue.
When Crick invents a “Crick-ta-pult”, Jay insists on being catapulted in it, despite Crick and Kumi’s protests that it’s too dangerous. Flung high across the garden, Jay lands in an empty jam jar, where he becomes trapped. Wishing he’d listened to his friends, Jay starts singing Help!, hoping to attract their attention. Meanwhile, with the help of Postman Bee, the Bugs begin an air search for Jay, and eventually hear him singing. With the jam jar now filling with water, they have to figure out how to get him out of there – fast!
4:00pm July 25 on 7TWO.