The Beatles (1965 animated series)

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The Beatles (1965 animated series)
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You should probably stick with the original band instead of watching this show!
Genre: Animated Comedy
Running Time: 18 minutes
Country: United States
United Kingdom
Australia
Canada
Release Date: 25 September 1965 – 21 October 1967
Network(s): ABC (U.S.)
ABC (Australia)
ITV (UK)
Created by: Al Brodax
Sylban Buck
Distributed by: King Features Productions
Starring: Paul Frees
Lance Percival
Julie Bennett
Carol Corbett
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 39


The Beatles is an American-British-Australian-Canadian animated television show created by Sylban Buck and Al Brodax, based on the English rock band of the same name. It ran from 1965 to 1969; The series was a historical milestone as the first weekly television series to feature animated versions of real, living people.

Plot

Every episode has a name of their songs and based on their lyrics. Each episode places The Beatles in all sorts of madcap situations, always running from fan-crazed girls, encountering local swindlers, goofy lovestick animals, or fleeing from ghosts, witches and vampires.

Bad Qualities

  1. Low-budget animation; the animation in many episodes looks flat, papercut, bland, and sometimes off-putting.
    • Sometimes the character designs are off-model.
  2. John, Paul, and George are unlikeable characters.
  3. Ringo is the butt monkey of the series.
  4. On that topic, John, Paul, and George try to kill Ringo as a lesson in one episode.
  5. Half of the episodes are just them singing.
  6. When one of them is in trouble or on the edge of death, they just sing, which makes it mean-spirited.
  7. Until seasons 2 and 3, the singing sequences are recycled; something that makes the entire episodes annoying.
  8. The Beatles aren't voiced by themselves.

Good Qualities

  1. Some episodes are well animated.
  2. The humor and gags are creative and clever.
  3. It actually has The Beatles' music, with their original vocal tracks intact.
  4. The voice acting, while not realistically British, is mostly good.
  5. It's one of those "so bad it's good" shows.
  6. Some Beatles fans can find it enjoyable.
  7. It gave rise to other cartoons based on bands, such as The Osmonds, The Jackson 5, and New Kids on the Block

Episodes With Their Own Pages

Trivia

  • No DVDs nor home media of the show were released due to music rights issues. Episodes were available on YouTube but were taken down due to copyright infringement, And many users who uploaded the show were suspended from YouTube for copyright infringement.

Comments


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Rendy4ever

6 months ago
Score 1
ngl, I kinda enjoyed this. :)
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BuddyBoy600alt

6 months ago
Score 0
Me too. But I feel bad for the Youtube users who upload the episodes. They got banned from Youtube because The Beatles cartoons were flagged as copyright claim. When I click on the episode, It reads "Video Unavailable: This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by UMG_MK".
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MrAnonymous

5 months ago
Score 2

In Chains:


JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, STOP TRYING TO KILL RINGO! HE'S YOUR FRIEND AND A BAND MEMBER!
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DearMaster6

one month ago
Score 0

The Beatles are not voiced themselves, but they were voiced by them when they sing as due to many The Beatles music are used in many episodes. While The Osmonds cartoon series was the one were The Osmonds are voiced by themselves both singing and speaking and The Jackson 5 cartoon series also for this one were The Jackson 5 members are voiced by themeselves also both singing and speaking.

Chains is the worst episode of the series as because John, Paul and George tries to kill Ringo!!!!

This animated show is the worst of them all as not released on DVD and Home media due to music rights issues and not on Netflix.
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ItsNikiNow

16 days ago
Score 1
Why is this on the wiki? This show is a masterpiece.
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EdEddandEddyFan

16 days ago
Score 1
So is it some so bad it's good show?

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