Beat Bugs

Genre: Animation, Pre-school

Duration: 78 x 11’ or 39 x 22’ + 1 x 44’ Special

Year of Production: 2016 - 2018

Production Company: Grace – A Storytelling Company and Thunderbird Entertainment in association with Beyond Entertainment, Sony ATV, Atomic Cartoons and Seven Network

Commissioned By: Seven Network Australia & Netflix Inc

Definition: HD

Five friendly bugs learn big lessons about the world around them in this Emmy Award winning series

Beat Bugs is an animated series aimed at 4–7 year olds, revolving around the lives and adventures of five charming and funny child-like bugs. What sets Beat Bugs apart is that each episode uses the narrative inherent in a Beatles song, recorded by some of the world’s leading artists and sung by our characters as a key dramatic feature of the story. Beat Bugs incorporates songs made famous by The Beatles, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. World-leading artists, including P!nk, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder, as well as leading animators and writers have come together to work on this extraordinary show. The Beat Bugs are charming, funny, adventurous and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. Each of the five friends (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter) has a distinctive personality, and they display the charm and energy of five knockabout, lovable kids. They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in their overgrown back garden, which to them is their entire universe.

Series 1: 26 x 11' or 13 x 22’ 2016 
Series 2: 26 x 11' or 13 x 22’ 2016  
Series 3: 26 x 11' or 13 x 22’ + 1 x 44' 2018 

Winner (2017): Best Use of Music in a Kids Series, Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards
Winner (2017): Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Programme, 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Winner (2017): Best Animated Programme, Leo Awards
Winner (2016): Best Children's Television Series, Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts Awards