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(Beatles Parody Animation) “Norwegian Wouldn’t”


Norwegian Wouldn’t (Beatles Parody Animation)


A parody / homage to the Beatles Saturday morning cartoon show produced by Depathe Freling



I am posting this as an animation fan. I had nothing to do with its creation.

Credit goes to:

Spoon Cartoons

Something that isn’t a Mario cartoon for a change.
Made in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate, and Maya.

The series consisted of short animated stories that essentially were intended to set up the visual illustration of Beatles songs that were played in their entirety. In addition, there were sing along sequences with simpler imagery complementing the full lyrics of particular songs.

The series became notorious for its static depiction of the band in their early “moptop-and-suit” look as depicted in the live action film, A Hard Day’s Night, even though the band moved beyond it during the series’ run. The producers did attempt to acknowledge the band members’ contemporary appearances with photographs of them in the series’ title sequences during its production run.

The band members themselves had nothing to do with the series’ production beyond the use of their music recordings. American actor Paul Frees did the voices of John and George while Lance Percival (of the Carry Onseries) did the voices of Paul and Ringo. Frees had been the voice of Boris Badenov in the Rocky and Bullwinkleseries. At first, the Beatles disliked the series.[4] It is reported, however, that the band members enjoyed the cartoons in later years.[5] Their views of the cartoon series discouraged them from participating significantly in the later animated feature filmYellow Submarine. Only when the band saw and were impressed by the Yellow Submarine‘s finished footage did they realize the film was a more ambitious creation. As a result, they agreed to appear in a short live action epilogue for it. In fact, Yellow Submarine producer Al Brodax and director George Dunning were involved in the production both of the animated series and of Yellow Submarine.

Initially, the opening credits theme was a guitar riff from “A Hard Day’s Night” segueing into “Can’t Buy Me Love“, over a cartoon sequence of the group running down a fire escape, echoing a scene in A Hard Day’s Night. The second season’s opening theme was “Help!“, while the third season’s theme was “And Your Bird Can Sing“, over a different cartoon sequence.

Although uncredited, Dennis Marks, along with Jack MendelsohnHeywood Kling and Bruce Howard, wrote all 39 episodes of The Beatles series.

Most of the episodes of the series were produced by Artransa Park Studios in SydneyNew South Wales, Australia[7]and George Dunning’s company TVC Animation in London,[8] with a handful of episodes made in Hollywood,[5] with a crew supervised by veteran cartoon writer John W. Dunn.

The series was an instant ratings hit on ABC in the Saturday morning time slot after it debuted on September 25, 1965 at 10:30 AM ET.[1] It racked up a 13 score (or 52 share), then unheard of in daytime television. The series was sponsored by the A. C. Gilbert Company, the Quaker Oats Company and the Mars Candy Company.[1] For the third season in 1967, the series was moved to Saturdays at noon. For the fourth season, the series was moved to 9:30 AM EST on Sunday mornings.

Originally, the Beatles disliked the cartoon; however, as time went on they grew to like it. In 1972, Lennon commented, “I still get a blast out of watching the Beatles cartoons on TV.” In 1999, Harrison said, “I always kind of liked [the cartoons]. They were so bad or silly that they were good, if you know what I mean, and I think the passage of time might make them more fun now.”[8]

The series was syndicated worldwide on television and cable after the original run ended in 1969. In 1986 and 1987, new generations were introduced to the series when it was rebroadcast in syndication by MTV and also by the Disney Channel. On MTV, the series was shown on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 AM ET or 7 AM PT. On The Disney Channel, the series was shown on Fridays at 5 PM beginning in 1989. Mark Hamill was a guest host of the MTV run of the series in 1987.–Freleng_Enterprises


ISLAND TEXAS BAND, “Should Have Been a Cowboy” Music Video

ISLAND TEXAS BAND, “Should Have Been a Cowboy” Music Video

Island Texas Band performs “Should Have Been a Cowboy” at Hudsons in Dripping Springs (outside of Austin).




Strange Dayz, “Light my Fire” live at Threadgills World HQ.

Strange Dayz, Austin’s finest DOORS tribute band, performed “Light My Fire” live at Threadgill’s World Headquarters (Austin, Texas). May 2017

They hired me to shoot and edit their show. I had worked with them a year ago and was happy to be shooting for them again.

Shot with a Canon XC 10, Canon T3i, Canon g20, A GoPro 4, a slider and Bogen tripods.
The video was edited with Adobe Premiere. The logos and graphics were crafted in Adobe Photoshop and animated in Adobe After Effects.


Band Members:
Bill Harris : Lead vocals,
Yo C Ko: Keyboards
Tom Bombara: Bass Guitar,
Mark Miller: Lead Guitar/vocals,
Tommy Robertson: Drums,

Another video I made for this band a year ago:

Strange Dayz’s reverbnation page:


and of course, the actual DOORS website!


Long Live the Queen!



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Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston? (Short Film- 2015)

An short, unrelated follow up to “The Devil and Daniel Johnston”


Corporate Video Austin

Austin Corporate Video Production Austin, Texas

I love making corporate / business / explainer videos. I can be creative and productive with clients who are more professional and easier to work with than music video or wedding video clients.

I shot these using a profession Canon DSLR, a slider, a gimbal, and edited using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.

Two of several Lawyer Videos I made for attorney Vic Feazell:

Whiteboard animation for ARTEX FUNDING:

And another animated video for the same client:

Renowned author and women’s leadership motivational speaker Dr. Cortney Davis hired me to shoot and edit a promo video for her upcoming speaking tour:

Sports video for BITTER LACROSSE

Two Promo videos I was hired to make for a new app “My Box Nine.” These feature both video and 2D animation.

I was hired to make this ad for a group of business owners hoping to prevent a zoning law change in their neighborhood. It is 7 and a half minute along. I am especially proud of the animated graphics at .54 seconds and 1 min 54 secs,

Animated ad for Round Rock Honey.

Part of a “Sizzle Reel” pitching a potential reality series starring “outlaw biker” Jesse James:

Created in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Web commercial promoting Austin Pedicabs for Weddings:

made with a Go Pro, a Canon DSLR and Adobe After Effects.

keywords: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, video Production, business video, corporate video, video editing, motion graphics, sales, marketing, lawyer, legal video, commercial, tv commercial,

Juke Box, made in After Effects and Photoshop

Juke box scene for an upcoming video for the Kopy Kats, Austin’s best classic rock cover band. Made in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Mr Thrill as Englebert Humperdinck

Mr. Thrill performs his exciting live Englebert Humperdinck tribute along with a variety of other pop classics.

The crowd at the Square in Georgetown all loved this show!