Netflix Nabs Animated Film About Michael Jackson's Pet Chimp 'Bubbles'

Postado Mai 19, 2017

Bubbles achieved worldwide fame as a young chimp, appearing in TV shows, videos and films, and went on tour with Jackson when he was 4.

The news was first reported by Deadline with THR confirming the report around the same time.

What do you get when the director of "Thor: Ragnarok", the animation director of "The Fantastic Mr. Fox", the production team behind "Rick and Morty", and an unknown writer walk into a bar at Cannes? The creative idea was turned into a screenplay by Isaac Adamson.

In a sleight of hand that probably would be impossible today, Jackson bought two more pet chimpanzees after Bubbles "retired" from public life. Not surprisingly, the chimpanzee's life with the late pop icon was very interesting.

Jackson remained as Bubbles' owner until his death but did not make arrangements for his care in his will. The chimp reportedly slept in a crib and even used the toilet. However, he eventually become too strong to be around people, and was sent first to an animal compound in California before heading to the Florida facility in 2005.

It'll be interesting to see how the film tackles the story.