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The Beatles 

The musical adventures of the greatest of the Rock Bands.

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Al Brodax
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Storyline

Follow the cartoon adventures of the greatest of the rock bands as the Fab Four get themselves into the strangest situations that always end with one of their songs being played. In addition, the band also features sing along segments that have simpler animation as the lyrics are displayed on screen. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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TV-G
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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Beatles See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Beatles themselves reportedly did not care for this series. They were also less than enthusiastic about the idea of Brodax and Dunning doing a feature film. However, they changed their minds about the feature film when they began seeing completed footage from Yellow Submarine (1968). (John Lennon admitted in the 1970s that he "got a blast" out of watching reruns of the old cartoons.) See more »

Goofs

There are numerous occasions when the cartoon depicts the wrong singer, usually choosing John Lennon in favor of Paul McCartney or George Harrison. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Country Bears (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

And Your Bird Can Sing
(uncredited)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
[Opening credits for Seasons 2 and 3]
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One of the 60s' very best guilty pleasures!

The Beatles cartoon has become beloved and notorious for its production values: wonderful songs used as a backdrop for cookie-cutter stories and shoddy yet funkylicious animation that fits the time period these shorts were made. I've only ever seen this cartoon through bootlegs; and that's another thing, this cartoon has NEVER seen an official release on home video formats. There aren't even official VHS tapes of the show. You can only get bootlegs on eBay or YouTube if you're lucky. This show is like The Star Wars Holiday Special of hard-to-get television 'gems' that we're still waiting to be released on DVD.

This show has The Beatles, and the real stars of the show are really the songs themselves; it doesn't matter what context they're played in, they're always good tunes to listen to. Now Apple Corps, King Features Syndicate and company, can we PLEASE get an official DVD release of this nugget of television animation history?


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