Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story is an Animal Planet documentary about Michael Jackson's dear friend and pet, Bubbles the chimpanzee. Bubbles was born in 1983 in Austin Texas, and before his first birthday he had made a new friend and companion in pop star Michael Jackson. Jackson was well-known as the King of Pop by that point, and many people have mused that Jackson's close friendship with his beloved pet chimpanzee offered the high-profile pop star a kind of emotional sanctuary other humans couldn't. Bubbles became a major figure in the media because of Jackson's fondness for him. The two often wore matching outfits when out in public, and Jackson even brought Bubbles along to have tea with a Japanese mayor. In this series, viewers will get a rare glimpse into Bubbles' relationship with Michael and the other Jacksons, and see where the twenty-seven-year-old Chimp is now.