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Author Beardmore, Marie.

Title John Coates : the man who built The Snowman : a biography of the producer of The snowman, Yellow submarine and many other films-- / written by Marie Beardmore ; with an epilogue by John Coates ; foreword by Raymond Briggs.

Publication Info. New Barnet, Herts. : John Libbey, [2012]
Bloomington, IN : Distributed in Asia and N. America by Indiana University Press

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
1 online resource (1 videodisc (sound, color)
Summary "John Coates is best known as the producer of The Snowman, When the Wind Blows, Wind in the Willows, Willows in Winter, and Famous Fred, and as the man behind the Beatles film Yellow Submarine. This intimate biography takes the reader on a journey through Coates's early life, his years as an army officer in the 11th Hussars in World War II, and his postwar life as a distributor for Rank films throughout Asia, before returning to England and eventually taking over TV Cartoons. With a foreword by Raymond Briggs and an epilogue by Coates himself, this abundantly illustrated work also includes a DVD of selections from Coates's work."--Distributor's website.
Note Includes index.
Accompanying DVD contains excerpts from John Coates' films: The flying man, The apple, Granpa, When the wind blows, The tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Famous Fred, The wind in the willows, The tailor of Gloucester, The bear, The snowman.
Contents Early Years -- Army Years -- Early Days at Rank, Far East, Asia -- Madrid--"We Read Hemingway and Lived Hemingway" -- How it All Began--Rediffusion and ATV -- From Film to Television and the start of TVC -- TVC and the Beatles -- The Beatles' Yellow Submarine -- Endings and Beginnings -- Post George--a new era -- The Snowman: the first snow -- Post Snowman -- When the Wind Blows -- Life matters, becoming a granpa and holidaying in Kenya -- Granpa -- The Seychelles -- Father Christmas--1991 -- Recession Beatrix Potter: 1992-1995 -- The Bump in the Road -- 1995--Three more half hour specials -- The Wind in the Willows (1995), and The Willows in Winter (1996) -- Famous Fred -- The Bear -- Bali -- Another Exotic Holiday -- John Winds up TVC's animation studio -- Oi Get off Our Train and Varga TVC--1998 -- John's Brothers -- Retirement! at the Lac de Sainte Croix -- Ethel and Ernest -- Epilogue / John Coates.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Coates, John.
Coates, John.
Motion picture producers and directors -- England -- Biography.
Animated films -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Beardmore, Marie. John Coates 9780861966820 (OCoLC)712119579
ISBN 9780861969036 electronic bk.
0861969030 electronic bk.