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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 and production manager, known for The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992), Heavy Metal (1981) and The Snowman (1982). 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
Famous Fred
Famous Fred Producer


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 2012 The Snowman and the Snowdog (TV Movie) (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 (Video 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 - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (producer - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1994)
- The Tale of Mr. Tod (1995) ... (series producer)
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse (1994) ... (producer) / (series producer)
- The Tale of Pigling Bland (1994) ... (series producer)
- The Tailor of Gloucester (1993) ... (producer) / (series producer)
 1991 Father Christmas (TV Movie) (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 (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 Heavy Metal (sequence producer - segment "Soft Landing")
 1966 Cool McCool (TV Series) (producer)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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He served in WWII as an army officer. He was a film distributor in Asia before returning to England and beginning to produce animation. See more »

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