Of all the stories that have floated around and out of Neverland Ranch, that of Michael Jackson‘s pet chimp, Bubbles, is likely one of its’ strangest, yet oddly compelling tales. Jackson, at the height of his mid-80s genius period, adopted the chimpanzee from a Texas lab, quickly becoming a staple at the ranch, cementing his own little tier as a primitive pop icon as an honorary member of the Jackson family, reportedly sleeping in a crib in Jackson’s bedroom and breaking bread with The Jacksons (because, why not?)
Bubbles, who has been celebrated and memorialized over the years by countless artists, perhaps most notably in Jeff Koons‘ gold-cast sculpture of MJ and the chimp, will soon be seen on the big screen, as Rick & Morty co-creator, Dan Harmon, has taken up the task of producing a stop-motion animated biopic adapted from a screeplay that looks at life in Neverland through the wholesome eyes of Michael Jackson’s infamous chimp. And while no release schedule has been detailed just yet, we feel confidant, based on subject and personnel alone, that this one will be well worth the wait. Check back for updates in the months ahead.