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Beatles animator dies aged 92

Thursday 4 Apr 2013 6:43 a.m.

The Beatles in Yellow Submarine (Reuters)

The Beatles in Yellow Submarine (Reuters)

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Jack Stokes, the brains behind The Beatles' animated films, has died at the age of 92.

The animation mogul passed away on 20 March. No further details about his death were available as WENN went to press.

Stokes began a working relationship with the Fab Four in the 1960s when he was commissioned to work on their cartoon TV series The Beatles, which was a big success in America.

He then went on to work on the band's Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967 before being hired as animation director on their innovative 1968 cartoon feature film Yellow Submarine.

During the rest of his career, he worked on projects including beloved British children's TV series Roobarb, 1978 feature film The Water Babies, and small screen series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.


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