The Beatles was a Saturday morning animated television series featuring representations of the popular English rock band of the
same name. It was originally broadcast from 1965 to 1967 on ABC in the USA, with repeats airing until 1969. The series debuted
on September 25, 1965 and new episodes ended on 21 October 1967. A total of 39 episodes were produced. The series was shown on
Saturdays at 10:30 AM EST until the 1967 third season when it was moved to 12:00 PM EST. For the 1968 thru 69 fourth season, which
consisted of repeats, the series was shown at 9:30 AM EST on Sundays. Each episode has a name of a Beatles song, so the story is
based on its lyrics and it 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 beginning in 1989 on Fridays at 5 PM. The series was a historical milestone as
the first weekly television series to feature animated versions of real, living people.