24 August 2009

He loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah!

The Beatles may have sung, "I am the Walrus," in 1967 but now Sir Paul McCartney's got a solo act with a different mammal: a squirrel.

"High in the Clouds," the ex-Beatle's book for kids about a squirrel's search for a safe haven for critters, is taking a high leap onto movie screens. Wirral the squirrel, driven out of the only home he has known in the woods, goes in search of the fabled sanctuary, Animalia.

The songwriter who rocked the music scene through the 1960s and beyond is supposedly set to pen some of the soundtrack as well, as his popular book gets transformed into an animated action story.

Even without the McCartney songs, the book and forthcoming movie have already proven to be an anthem for animal-lovers around the globe: It's a simple little story about friendship and the right to feel safe in one's own home. That's no magical mystery tour. It's the right of wildlife everywhere.

Come to think of it, people too.


Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wow. You are my number one source for squirrel news. Look forward to seeing this movie. Couldn't they come up with something more imaginative than the name "Wirral"?

squirrelmama said...

Glad I am not the only one who thinks "Wirral" is a mistake for a name. I don't see the point, except that it rhymes with squirrel - sort of. But I would expect Sir Paul to come up with something a little less ridiculous.