Just posted this because this picture is such a novelty.
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Key paragraph: "When the Beatles finally got to see The Beatles, their reaction ranged from indifference to bemusement. Ringo reportedly found it hilarious that his character was made to be, in his words, the 'dum-dum' of the episodes.
But Brian Epstein was thoroughly unamused by the cartoons and prevented them from being seen on British television. In fact, British viewers never saw The Beatles until 1980."
I do not blame Brian one bit! Although I think they're kind of kitschingly cute now, my opinion back in the 60's was entirely the opposite. I was then unaware of Brian's opinion, but I am now gratified that my teenage feelings on the matter coincided with his: that The Beatles Brodax cartoon was annoyingly and embarrassingly infantile and poorly-done.
Their one saving grace was that their caricatures of the boys, the basic character sketches, were good enough that they were picked up on and used by our little Beatles art group as the primary basis for our own highschool comics and drawings.
From the Film Threat website
THE BOOTLEG FILES: "THE BEATLES"
copyright © 1985 - 2003
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