Michael Jackson’s Chimp Bubbles Gets Stop Motion Animated Feature

Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries will produce the film

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Michael Jackson’s beloved chimp, Bubbles, will be the subject of a stop motion animated feature film that tells their story from the ape’s perspective, TheWrap has learned.

The film is based on Isaac Adamson’s script, which appeared on 2015’s The Black List and was acquired by Andrew Kortschak and End Cue. Dan Harmon and his Starburns Industries production company are producing the film.

“Community” veteran Harmon also executive produced “Anomalisa,” the Oscar-nominated stop motion animated feature film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Bubbles was Jackson’s frequent companion in the 1980s, and the chimp even joined the iconic singer on his Bad World Tour in Japan.

Adamson and Lee Stobby will executive produce alongside Harmon and Kortschak as producers. CAA is representing the distribution rights for the animated film.

Adamson, Harmon and Starburns Industries are represented by CAA.