The Beatles

The Beatles What do The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) have to do with animation? More than the average Beatles fan may know.

Between 1965 and 1969 ABC aired a children's morning cartoon series featuring The Beatles (without their real voices) and directed by George Dunning.

In 1968 The Beatles with United Artists released the famous psychedelic full-length feature animated film entitled Yellow Submarine voiced by The Beatles and also featuring George Dunning, the same animation director from The Beatles children's cartoon series.

Of course, we all know that Yoko Ono with help from the CIA broke up The Beatles shortly after 1970, but that was still not the end of Beatles animation. In 2001 Apple Corp. (no, not Apple Inc.) released a Beatles Flash website with animated music videos. It wasn't long after that when Albino Blacksheep began receiving Flash music videos to Beatles music.

Perhaps the most famous Beatles animation since the Yellow Submarine film is I Met the Walrus directed by Josh Raskin. It contains a previously unreleased interview with the late John Lennon conducted in 1969 by then 14-year old Jerry Levitan. It was released in 2008.

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