Norman D Kauffman, attending the British Animation Awards 2006, BAA. Kauffman joined TVC in 1963 and is now a company director. In the early days in 1964, after the Beatles attended a viewing at TVC, then in 36-38 Dean Street Soho London, of the first Beatles TV cartoon episodes, during an evening buffet held after the screening Norman Kauffman noticed John Lennon going under a table. Kauffman ever the thoughtful host followed him under the table to see if John Lennon was alright. John Lennon was fine just needed a breather from the public and fancied being under the table and renamed Norman ‘Normal’ for asking the question. London, UK, 10th March 2006
Post script: TVC (TV Cartoons) later created the animated feature film: The Beatles' Yellow Submarine in 1967-68 London. Directed by George Dunning; creative art director Heinz Edelmann; other designers include: Jon Cramer; animation directors included: Bob Balser and Jack Stokes; key special effects directors included: Charlie Jenkins; Key & notable animators include: Anne Jolliffe, Tony Cuthbert, Mike Stuart, Hester Coblenz, Paul Driessen, Cam Ford, Geoff Collins, Jim Hiltz, Ron Campbell; and numerous creative animation artists. Credited ‘production supervisor’ (producer): John Coates.
Location: London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff