French animation developer and producer SuperProd is teaming up with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music for a TV adaptation of the book Octopus’s Garden — based on the famous song written and sung by Ringo Starr for The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road, and illustrated by Ben Cort (Aliens Love Underpants).
“We are particularly proud and happy to work on this great book and music. The evergreen song by Ringo Starr and the superb drawings by Ben Cort are a wonderful setting for telling our animated stories. We are thrilled to team-up with such great talents and major partners in the music and book publishing industries” say Clément Calvet and Jeremie Fajner at SuperProd.
SuperProd will pitch the project at MIPTV next April. Superights will represent international rights to the animated program.