Animated film being made about Michael Jackson’s pet chimp Bubbles

The pet lived with Jackson from the early '80s until 2003

A new animated film is in producton based on the story of Michael Jackson‘s pet chimpanzee, Bubbles.

The stop-motion film will be produced by Community creator Dan Harmon and is based on Isaac Adamson’s script that featured on the Black List, an industry list of the best scripts of each year that haven’t yet been made into movies.

The synopsis of the film reads: “A baby chimp is adopted by the pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that later rocked Jackson’s life and eventually led to Bubbles’ release.”

Bubbles was bought by Jackson in the early 80s and lived in his home at the Neverland Ranch until 2003.

Jackson passed away in 2009.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Paul McCartney has allegedly begun a process to acquire the rights to the Lennon/McCartney back-catalogue of music, previously owned by Michael Jackson’s estate.