The Beatles Cartoons






The Beatles is an American animated television series featuring the fanciful and musical misadventures of the popular English rock band of the same name.

The 30-minute animated television show ran from 1965 to 1969 on ABC in the US (only 1965 to 1967 was first run; later transmissions were reruns).

The series debuted on September 25, 1965 and ended on September 7, 1969. A total of 39 episodes were produced. The series was shown on Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM EST until the 1967 third season when it was moved to 12:00 PM EST.

For the fourth season, which consisted of reruns, the series was shown at 9:30 AM EST on Sunday mornings.

Each episode has a name of a Beatles' song, so the story is based on its lyrics and the title song is also played at some time in the episode.

The original series was rebroadcast in syndication by MTV in 1986 and 1987 and on the Disney Channel.

The series was a historical milestone as the first weekly television series to feature animated versions of real, living people.



Please Note
In some cases, the video file will not be available. This is because Apple and EMI are stripping the Internet of Beatles' material. Seems sad, since the outcome will be that soon The Beatles' music will disappear completely from future generations of potential fans. Oh well, their loss ...



List of Episodes Season 1
(September, 1965 — March, 1966)
  1. A Hard Day's Night/I Want to Hold Your Hand — The Beatles are in Transylvania rehearsing in a haunted house with "monstrous" visitors; To hide from their fans, The Beatles run inside a diving bell which drops them into the ocean with a lovesick octopus. Sing Along — Not A Second Time/Devil in Her Heart

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  2. Do You Want to Know a Secret/If I Fell — The Beatles go to Dublin, Ireland for the weekend where they meet a leprechaun named Willomena Morris; John is kidnapped by Dr. Dora Florahyde and Igor, both of whom want John's brain for their monster. Sing Along — A Hard Day's Night/I Want To Hold Your Hand

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  3. Please Mr. Postman/Devil in Her Heart — Ringo loses 15 rings he bought with all of the Beatles' spendings and they are expecting a telegram from their manager Brian Epstein for more money. Ringo wanders into the woods in Transylvania where he meets a witch who wants Ringo for a husband. Sing Along — If I Fell/Do You Want To Know A Secret

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  4. Not a Second Time/Slow Down — The Beatles abandon their flight and land in Africa while trying to get away from their fans, but three girls keep tracking them down. They later encounter a few crocodiles. The Beatles are on the way to the town Ringo Ravene (named after Ringo) until they encounter a donkey that smells gold named "Gold Nose". Sing Along — Baby's In Black/Misery

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  5. Baby's in Black/Misery — Paul gets kidnapped by Professor Psycho who wants Paul to marry his creation Vampiress, half girl and half bat. The Beatles go to a wax museum where a vampire follows them. Sing Along — I'll Get You/Chains

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  6. You've Really Got a Hold on Me/Chains — In Africa, Ringo asks a medicine maker named Jack to help fix the Beatles' flat tire. He then turns a worm into a snake and it lusts for Ringo. After getting knocked out, Ringo dreams about himself as Captain William Bligh from the movie Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). Sing Along — Slow Down/Honey Don't

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  7. I'll Get You/Honey Don't — The Beatles run into hunter Alan Watermain in Africa after escaping from their fans and go out hunting for a lion. Ringo is mistaken as a bull rider, and the cowboys send him to ride on a toughest bull named Honey. Sing Along — You've Really Got A Hold On Me/Any Time At All

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  8. Anytime at All/Twist and Shout — The Beatles imagine themselves as the Three Musketeers (Plus One) while they are on a tour at a museum in France. The Beatles attend an art show where a girl tries to be like other artists. They inspire her with music. Sing Along — I'll Be Back/Little Child

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  9. Little Child/I'll Be Back — An Indian girl on a Texas reservation wants to prove that girls are as good at trapping as boys are by trapping the Beatles. The mayor of a Texas town gives Ringo a golden guitar as a gift, only to be stolen by three men, prompting the Fab Four to hunt for the thieves and get the guitar back. Sing Along — Long Tall Sally/Twist And Shout

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  10. Long Tall Sally/I'll Cry Instead — The Beatles stay at a castle for the night during a fog. John and Ringo try on a couple of cursed armor suits and start to fight each other. After signing too many autographs in Japan, George's hand gets swollen and suffers "autographitis". His bandmates take him to a hand doctor but end up in a karate class by mistake. Sing Along — I'll Follow The Sun/When I Get Home

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  11. I'll Follow the Sun/When I Get Home — The Beatles' car breaks down and they are captured by a highwayman who happens to be a car repair man. The Beatles explore the Notre Dame in France where they later meet its famous hunchback Quasimodo. Sing Along — I'll Cry Instead/Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

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  12. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby/I Should Have Known Better — The Beatles, spending the night at a temple in Japan during a rainstorm, are mistaken for Japanese ancestors of four girls. The Beatles are in Rome trying to find a theatre to rehearse. Their last choice is the Coliseum. Sing Along — I'm A Loser/I Wanna Be Your Man

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  13. I'm a Loser/I Wanna Be Your Man — In Hollywood, Ringo gets hired as a stuntman by Incredible Pictures Inc. and ends up in the hospital after getting pulverized in many scenes. In Rome, The Beatles buy a statue of the Goddess of Musica made from stolen gold coins melted down and sculptured. Sing Along — No Reply/I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

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  14. Don't Bother Me/No Reply — In Rome, Italy, The Beatles are being followed by two spies who are after their songbook, "New Beatle Songs", marked "Top Secret". The Beatles movie Help! and Oddjob from the James Bond movie Goldfinger are spoofed. In Japan, The Beatles are warned about a jewel thief named Anyface who comes in disguised as Paul, which causes double trouble. There is a spoof of detective Charlie Chan. Sing Along — It Won't Be Long/I Should Have Known Better

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  15. I'm Happy Just to Dance with You/Mr. Moonlight — The Beatles are in a Roman Street Festival where Paul wins a dancing bear named Bonnie. The Beatles meet Professor Ludwig Von Brilliant who is on a mission to view an eclipse. After being adrift at sea, they escape from an island on a submarine. Sing Along — Don't Bother Me/Can't Buy Me Love

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  16. Can't Buy Me Love/It Won't Be Long — John is given a friendship ring from a Polynesian tribal chief, which means he has to marry the chief's daughter, who dislikes pineapples. While picnicing in Japan, John goes for a swim in a pond with shrinking potion in it and gets shrunk. The other Beatles think John is a doll and chase after him. Sing Along — Anna/Mr. Moonlight

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  17. Anna/I Don't Want to Spoil the Party — In Japan, Paul gets lured into a ghost ship called "Ah-Nah". The other Beatles dash off to the rescue before they might lose Paul for good. Paul, George and Ringo sneak away from John and go to Greenwich Village for some fun time at a Beatnik party rather than going to a museum. Sing Along — Matchbox/Thank You Girl

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  18. Matchbox/Thank You Girl — In Hawaii, John buys a trailer for the group to stay in rather than staying at a hotel so many times. They later encounter a group of Hawaiians who are evacuating from a volcano. The Beatles sneak away from their manager to get something to eat at a French bakery by enrolling in a cooking course. Sing Along — I Don't Want To Spoil The Party/Help!

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  19. From Me to You/Boys — In Hawaii, a surfer named Surf Wolf challenges George to a surfing duel. The Beatles participate in a Mr. Hollywood Contest in California. Sing Along — Please Mr. Postman/I Saw Her Standing There Note — The opening title erroneously shows "With Love From Me To You"

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  20. Dizzy Miss Lizzy/I Saw Her Standing There — John and Paul secretly sign George up to an ice boat race, and he partners up with a girl named Lizzy. In Madrid, John and Paul visit a restaurant where John develops a hot foot with ashes in his boot. Rosita falls for John, and her boyfriend Jose challenges John to a duel. Sing Along — Ticket To Ride/From Me To You

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  21. What You're Doing/Money — The Beatles are on a fishing trip, and Ringo runs into gypsies. One of them falls for Ringo and wants to marry him. George comes in as a woman claiming he's engaged to Ringo to get him back. John puts Ringo in charge to keep their money safe in his jacket pocket. Later Ringo is being followed by a mystery man at a carnival who is after the money. Sing Along — Dizzy Miss Lizzy/All My Loving

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  22. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand/She Loves You — The Beatles visit the bavarian alps mission is to climb up a mountain with the dog Gunthar to put up their own flag on top. The Beatles are about to rescue a girl who they think is held as a prisoner on a ship. As a result, her boyfriend, a knife thrower, comes to her defense...with knives. Sing Along — Bad Boy/Tell Me Why

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  23. Bad Boy/Tell Me Why — The Beatles visit the bavarian alps. A boy named Hans plans to run away from home and be a Beatle. The Fab Four run after Hans to bring him back with their music (Paul is playing the bass right-handed). In Spain, Ringo is the jockey of a donkey that can run like a horse whenever she hears loud music. Sing Along — Please Please Me/Hold Me Tight

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  24. I Feel Fine/Hold Me Tight — Paul thinks Hollywood's a phony. Actor Dick Dashing wants to prove Paul he is wrong by putting him in some different movie scenes. In New York, George and Ringo visit the Statue Of Liberty until they have spotted a man with a package which they think is a bomb. Sing Along — What You're Doing/There's A Place

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  25. Please Please Me/There's a Place — In Madrid, a bull named El Taco gets knocked out, and the Beatles decide to help out with the bullfight with Ringo as the matador, and John and Paul as the bull. John's sympathy helps a trained ape named Mr. Marvelous escape from the television studio and go out to explore the outside world. Sing Along — Roll Over Beethoven/Rock And Roll Music

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  26. Roll over Beethoven/Rock and Roll Music — The Beatles are on their way home after visiting New York City until Paul got grabbed by an elephant named Beethoven. The Beatles are invited to play at the Duke's Palace, but they are mistaken for a string quartet. Sing Along — I Feel Fine/She Loves You

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List of Episodes Season 2
(September, 1966 — October, 1966)
  1. Eight Days a Week/I'm Looking Through You — A great movie lover named Lips Lovelace loses his ability to kiss. Paul decides to take his place in the studio with a leading lady who falls for him. The Beatles are in Egypt. They are wandering around in the pyramid until Ringo encounters a ghost who wants a body, and he chooses Ringo's. Sing Along: Run For Your Life/Girl

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  2. Help!/We Can Work It Out — Paul and Ringo go to a fashion show in Paris. Later the designs are stolen by Jaque Le Zipper. Paul chases Jaque to the Eiffel Tower, and has trouble with heights. George becomes superstitious. The Beatles encounter the Lucky Wizard who is really a thief trying to give them bad luck and rob their money. Sing Along: The Night Before/Day Tripper

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  3. I'm Down/Run for Your Life — The Beatles are on a tour at a wine factory in France where Ringo accidentally knocks down a vat of wine. If it does not get fixed in two hours, the factory will go out of business. The Beatles are on a tour at the Palace of Versailles. Ringo gets knocked out by a statue, and dreams about the days of Marie Antoinette. Sing Along: Eight Days A Week/Paperback Writer

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  4. Drive My Car/Tell Me What You See — The Beatles help a young man and his girlfriend get their old jalopy running in a car race, the Popsville Hot Rod Race. While visiting "the man of a thousand faces", The Beatles fool around with his makeup machine and change into different characters. (Look for Jimmy Durante and Swee'Pea from "Popeye" in it) Sing Along: Yesterday/We Can Work It Out

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  5. I Call Your Name/The Word — Ringo is convinced to release his pet frog Bartholomew in the swamp. Later a movie producer offers a filming deal to Ringo and the frog, and the Fabs have dashed off to find Bartholomew (George Harrison is briefly seen playing left-handed in one scene). The Beatles are being punished after gazing at the girls' unveiled faces. The only way to get out of the situation is to say the password: "love". Sing Along: I Feel Fine (Re-issue)/Wait

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  6. All My Loving/Day Tripper — The Beatles are in India where they learn how to charm an animal at an "Indian Charm Skool". When the animal is revealed to be a tiger, they use music to tame it when it's about to claw John and Ringo. After watching the movie The Way Out Creatures From Planet Glom, The Beatles take a trip out into space with a beautiful woman who is actually an alien taking them on a one-way trip 23 billion miles from Earth. Sing Along: I'm Looking Through You/Nowhere Man

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  7. Nowhere Man/Paperback Writer — The Beatles walk into a cave for some exploring which is a home of a hermit who wants to be alone. He tries to get rid of them, but no luck. Each of The Beatles write fictional stories of how they met with Ringo as a theatre actor, Paul as a scientist, George as a secret agent, and John as a war pilot. Sing Along: And I Love Her/Michelle

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List of Episodes Season 3
(September, 1967 — October, 1967)

  1. Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields — In a spoof of James Bond, The Beatles are jealous of a detective named James Blonde who gets more attention from many women, so the Fabs plan to go to their hometown of Liverpool to stop thieves from robbing Penny Lane so they can be heroes. Traveling with their driver James, The Beatles use music to add some color and happiness to the children at an orphanage, a reference to Strawberry Field in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. John tells them: "It's all in the mind, you know." Sing Along: Good Day Sunshine/Rain

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  2. And Your Bird Can Sing/Got to Get You into My Life — The Beatles and a couple of hunters hunt for a rare bird called a green double-breasted tropical woosted that can sing anything, including "Hound Dog" and "She Loves You." The Beatles are in India, learning how to escape from their bodies from Swami Rivers. It works, but the problem is that the souls' bodies are moving by themselves, and they must get them before it's too late. ("Love You To" is heard in the background) Sing Along: Penny Lane/Eleanor Rigby

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  3. Good Day Sunshine/Ticket to Ride — Ringo thinks he's a jinx. When the Beatles arrive at Carney Island, it starts to rain. Their music turns a rainy day into a sunny day again, and makes Ringo happy. The Beatles each have their own hobby. Paul paints. George builds a three-eyed robot. John writes. Ringo's hobby is collecting "birds": An English slang term for girls. Paul releases the only one Ringo caught, and he runs after her. Sing Along: Strawberry Fields Forever/And Your Bird Can Sing

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  4. Taxman/Eleanor Rigby — The Beatles get knocked out while carrying tons of money to the bank, and dream about the days of Robin Hood. Paul exclaims: "It never happened." A group of children claim that an elderly woman named Eleanor Rigby is a witch. The Fabs tell them the true story about Eleanor Rigby in a song. Sing Along: Got To Get You Into My Life/Here, There And Everywhere

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  5. Tomorrow Never Knows/I've Just Seen a Face — The Beatles fall into a well and end up in the inner world with foreign natives. The chief wants the Fabs to marry his daughters, and they began to run away. Ringo loses his singing voice. For treatment, his three mates send Ringo to a haunted house to scare his voice back. Sing Along: She Said She Said/Long Tall Sally (re-issue)

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  6. Wait/I'm Only Sleeping — The Prince of Krapotkin's girlfriend is in grave danger. The Beatles help him to save her from the Prime Minister who wants to marry her. John falls asleep while telling a story to a couple of children. In his dream he volunteers to help King Arthur and Merlin slay a vicious dragon. However, John and his mates opt instead to play music to put the dragon to sleep. Sing Along: Penny Lane/Eleanor Rigby

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List of Episodes (Reruns) Season 4
(October, 1967 — November, 1967)

  1. Back In The USSR/Here There And Everywhere (Re-issue) — The band are on Miami beach. They get away from fans. George and the others go into a large mansion and meet a nice, kind lady. Sing Along: Till There Was You/I Am The Walrus
  2. I Am The Walrus/And I Love Her (Re-issue) — The band fall down around many random events. The band goes to a rock museum. Sing Along: Back In The USSR/Taxman
  3. Rain/Michelle (Re-issue) — The band get soaked and have to spend a night in a dry hotel. The band goes off to an art museum and get lost. Sing Along: Tomorrow Never Knows/You Can't Do That
  4. Girl/She Said She Said (Re-issue) — The band hunt for clues and John spots a girl. The band goes off into an arcade and play games. Sing Along: I've Just Seen A Face/Tell Me What You See
  5. You Can't Do That/The Night Before (Re-issue) — The band goes off on their own to a flat and spend the night. The band goes away for a few nights to discover they've been lost. Sing Along: I'm Down/Boys
  6. She's A Woman/Sie Liebt Dich (Re-issue) — Ringo finds a girl who loves him. The band goes down a well in the others reference. Sing Along: I'm Only Sleeping/Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
  7. Long Tall Sally/Eleanor Rigby (Re-issue) — The Beatles stay at a castle for the night during a fog. John and Ringo try on a couple of cursed armor suits and start to fight each other. Also the band vanish into a cellar. A group of children claim that an elderly woman named Eleanor Rigby is a witch. The Fabs tell them the true story about Eleanor Rigby in a song. Sing Along: She's A Woman/I Call Your Name
  8. Penny Lane/Till There Was You (Re-issue) — In a spoof of James Bond, The Beatles are jealous of a detective named James Blonde who gets more attention from many women, so the Fabs plan to go to their hometown of Liverpool to stop thieves from robbing Penny Lane so they can be heroes. The band goes to a hotel and Ringo runs off to get his chocolate. Sing Along: Sie Liebt Dich/The Word
  9. Yesterday/I Feel Fine (Re-issue) — The band are enclosed in prison then sing the song Yesterday. Paul thinks Hollywood's a phony. Actor Dick Dashing wants to prove Paul he is wrong by putting him in some different movie scenes. Sing Along: Money/Drive My Car
  10. Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends (Re-issue) — The band invites people to see their benefit concert in London, to see the new looks and music They put on. Ringo loses love and thinks he's on his own with nobody to care for him, but they all sing to him to cheer him up. Sing Along: In My Life/She Said She Said
  11. All You Need Is Love/A Day in The Life (Re-issue) — The band walks around town and discovers that everyone is losing Love from each other. So they try to fix it in a song. The Beatles overhear the news about a man in a car accident. Sing Along: Think for yourself/Eleanor Rigby



  






































                  



         













  





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