Friday, September 25, 2015

The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Cartoon

It was fifty years ago today, on September 25 1965, that The Beatles cartoon debuted on Saturday morning on ABC in the United States. At the time The Beatles themselves hated the cartoon, not the least of which was because King Features did not even try approximating The Beatles' voices except for Ringo. Regardless, the show would prove to be very successful and would be the introduction to The Beatles for many youngsters. Indeed, my earliest memories of The Beatles in any form is from the cartoon.

Many years ago I wrote a post on The Beatles cartoon, as well as a guest post for The Black Maria (now The Retro-Set) in 2014. Rather than revisit old territory, I will simply recommend reading my old post here.

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