images (40)Back at the height of Bealtemania (which kicked into high gear fifty years ago this week when the Beatles reached number one in America) the Fab Four were everywhere…even on Saturday Morning Cartoons.

The cartoons themselves are delightfully awful, with the highly recognizable voice over artist Paul Frees (Boris Badanov among countless other vocies) providing the voices of both John Lennon and Paul McCartney, while British comedian Lance Percival did Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

The animation is sub-par. The plots are minimal. Yet these cartoons have charm of their own, largely due to the fact that each episode includes classic Beatles songs animated into what were basically prototypical music videos.