Paul McCartney is Preparing an Animated Feature Film, High in the Clouds

Adapted from McCartney's 2005 children's book

Paul McCartney is preparing an animated feature film titled High in the Clouds. Now, as Variety reports, the film has set a director, writer, composer, and more.

The film has been in development since 2009 and is adapted from McCartney’s own 2005 children’s book. It’s slated to begin production next year. Coco and Inside Out composer Michael Giacchino will handle the score, with Jon Croker writing and Toby Genkel directing. It also reportedly features six new original songs from Paul McCartney himself.

High in the Clouds follows “a headstrong teenage squirrel, Wirral, who lives in Gretschville, a city where music has been banned by a diva-owl, Gretsch, who wants to be the only singer in town,” per a plot synopsis. Paul McCartney reportedly voices a main character in the film adaptation. McCartney originally published High in the Clouds in 2005; he has written other children’s books, including 2019’s Hey Granddude! and its 2021 sequel Granddude’s Green Submarine.

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