We all live in a yellow submarine...

How many people can say that they got to work with one of the greatest bands in history, who had a phenomenal impact on the evolution of pop music?”

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
August 29, 2018 21:30
NORMAN ‘NORMAL’ KAUFMANN with wife Toni.

NORMAN ‘NORMAL’ KAUFMANN with wife Toni.. (photo credit: MAXINE LIPTZEN-DOROT)

 
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As a diehard Beatles fan from the time I first saw them on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, I was excited to hear that there was a man living here in Ashkelon who knew the Beatles and even worked with them on the film, Yellow Submarine, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year.

Growing up in Reading, a town outside London, Norman Kauffman enjoyed making animated films as a child, besides being active in Jewish youth groups after school. At 13, he made an animated film, and at 16 left school, thinking about going to art college, even though his first love was movies and animation. Fate stepped in when someone at the TVC Cartoon Company in London, which made animated TV commercials and opening credits for movies, saw the film Kauffman had made a few years earlier.

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