A Netflix Kids Original Series inspired by THE BEATLES!


Created by Josh Wakely, BEAT BUGS incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. World-leading artists, 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 an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.

Story Synopsis

A TV series revolving around the lives and adventures of five charming and funny childlike bugs – Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter – who band together and learn to live in a suburban backyard that is their entire universe

Music Heritage

Introducing a new generation to the music from the greatest and most influential band in rock history.

Story Themes

  • Each episode explores the narrative in one Beatles song in an innocent and child-friendly fashion
  • Each song is sung by one of our characters, as a key feature of each story


Format: 52 x 11 minute episodes


27 July, 2016 – ALL Global NETFLIX territories

Brand Values

Beat Bugs has a lot of HEART, this is the core element in each episode.


Heart, Humor & Friendship

Adventure & Empowerment

TV Target Audience


Boys & Girls 3-7 years old


Family audience, humour at multiple levels

Meet The Fab Five

They are the best of friends, each having their own distinct personality

Licensees to date

  • Master Toy – Ultimate Source
  • Publishing – HarperCollins Publishers
  • Sound Books – Phoenix
  • Youth Electronic – Sakar
  • Compound Play – Canal Toys
  • Youth Electronic – Sakar
  • Compound Play – Canal Toys

Licensing Opportunities

  • Apparel, accessories, hosiery, underwear
  • Footwear
  • Bags, Backpacks
  • Back to school
  • Home
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Role play
  • Food and beverage
  • Live events
  • Promotions

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