If, by chance, you’ve ever wondered what Michael Jackson’s life might have looked through the eyes of his pet chimp Bubbles, Netflix is going to give you the chance to find out.
The streaming acquired “Bubbles” Thursday, Deadline reports. The project is still in the works, but it will ultimately be a stop-motion animated movie co-directed by Taika Waitti and Mark Gustafson. The creative idea was turned into a screenplay by Isaac Adamson.
The real-life Bubbles, who is now in his 30s, became Jackson’s pet when he was just an infant, according to the Center For Great Apes. Not surprisingly, the chimpanzee’s life with the late pop icon was very interesting. Not only did Bubbles travel with Jackson, he was treated much like a human child. The chimp reportedly slept in a crib and even used the toilet. Unfortunately, he eventually became too big and strong to be kept as a pet, and Jackson had to give him up.
It’ll be interesting to see how the film tackles the story. It’s just too bad the film title “The King and I” is already taken.