Friday, April 12, 2024

Paul McCartney’s Animated Film “High in the Clouds” Moves to Netflix– I Told You About This Film in 2011


Back in July 2011 I told you exclusively that Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye, the founders of New Line Cinema, had made a deal with Paul McCartney for an animated film based on his children’s book called “High in the Clouds.” Lynne and Shaye had just started their new Unique Films.

Time passed, the project drifted. Sadly, the beloved Michael Lynn passed away this year, a shock to everyone.

Now comes news that “High in the Clouds” has moved to Netflix, like everything else. McCartney is still producing and writing original songs. The screenplay is from Jon Croker, who is directing the piece based on the book which was co-written with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.

Lynne and Shaye keep their producing credit, their last one together. Other producers are Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian (Gaumont).

This is one of many projects for Paul. He’s also writing the music for the Broadway version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” You can also hear many interstitial interviews with him on the Beatles Sirius XM channel (18) that are really lovely.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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