John Coates memorial reel

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A compilation of scenes from John Coates’ life are now available on Youtube.

John and his company TVC were the driving force behind getting the Ethel and Ernest film started. The project was very dear to his heart and he invested

a large amount of his time and money into its pre-production development.

This reel was screened at the party after John Coates’ memorial held in London on November 22nd 2012.

It features clips from most of the classic films made by John’s TVC animation studio, and includes photos and footage of the studio collected together by his work colleagues and friends.

John Coates celebrating 40 years of the TVC studio

John Coates celebrating 40 years of the TVC studio


Remembering John Coates

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A Memorial Service celebrating the life of John Coates will be held at St George’s Church (on the corner of St George St and Maddox St, London W1)

on Thursday Nov 22nd 2012 at 4:30pm

No ‘invitations’ as such will be sent out. The Service is open to anyone who wishes to pay their respects.

Alexandra Tham, for many years John’s PA, has set up a Just Giving page for a charity close to John’s heart.

If anyone wishes to make donations in memory of John please visit

John Coates memorial service. St George, Hanover Square, London. 22nd Nov 2012

The Times obituary of John Coates