Netflix and Gaumont are producing a new animated feature based on the popular children’s adventure novel.

Paul McCartney on Children’s programme Blue Peter receiving his gold badge.

“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,” – Sir Paul McCartney.

From iconic songwriter, author and filmmaker, Paul McCartney Netflix will screen an animated feature entitled High in the Clouds based on the popular children’s adventure novel of the same title by McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.

“The development of High in the Clouds has  been a fantastic journey.. We feel fortunate as this has been an extremely collaborative creative process.. We at Gaumont are elated to be announcing this project [with] the talented team at Netflix to.. share this truly special musical animated feature film with audiences around the world,” – Nicolas Atlan, President Gaumont Animation and Family.

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 after he accidentally antagonises Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader – and fabulous singer! – who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.

“Bringing the world a new animated film from the heart and mind of the brilliant Paul McCartney is undoubtedly one of the greatest thrills we’ve experienced at Netflix.  We’re beyond grateful to be partnering with Nicolas and the Gaumont team on High in the Clouds and with Tim at the helm, this whimsical story celebrating individuality and the unifying power of music is in great hands,” – Gregg Taylor, Netflix Director of Original Animated Films.

Sir Paul McCartney performs at the ATV Elstree studios on a Wings special in the 1970s.

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