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John Coates (I) (1927–2012)

John Coates was born on November 7, 1927 in Reigate, Surrey, England as John Piesse Coates. He was a producer, known for Heavy Metal (1981), The Snowman (1982) and When the Wind Blows (1986). He died on September 16, 2012 in Longfield, Kent, England. See full bio »

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Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal Producer
The Snowman
The Snowman Producer
When the Wind Blows
The Wind in the Willows


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 2012 The Snowman and the Snowdog (TV Short) (producer)
 2004 The Tale of Jack Frost (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Ivor the Invisible (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 The Animal Train (TV Short) (producer)
 1998 The Bear (Short) (producer)
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie) (producer)
 1996 Famous Fred (Short) (producer)
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie) (producer)
  The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series) (series producer - 9 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (producer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1995)
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse (1995) ... (producer) / (series producer)
- The Tale of Mr. Tod (1995) ... (series producer)
- The Tale of Pigling Bland (1994) ... (series producer)
 1991 Father Christmas (Short) (producer)
 1990 Dream Express (Short) (producer)
 1989 Granpa (TV Short) (producer)
 1988 Barney (TV Series) (producer)
 1986 When the Wind Blows (producer)
 1983 David Macaulay: Castle (TV Movie documentary) (animation producer)
 1982 The Snowman (Short) (producer)
 1981 Heavy Metal (sequence producer - segment "Soft Landing")
 1966 Cool McCool (TV Series) (producer)
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Best known for producing the film The Snowman and he was working alongside Raymond Briggs. See more »

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