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The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

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Complete credited cast:
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(singing voice) (as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Paul Angelis ...
Ringo / Chief Blue Meanie / Narrator / George (voice)
John Clive ...
John (voice)
Dick Emery ...
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Paul (voice) (as Geoff Hughes)
Lance Percival ...
Old Fred (voice)
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Storyline

The singing group, The Beatles, at the height of their popularity, made this cartoon of a land that is taken over by the Blue Meanies. They are recruited by an escapee to come and bring joy (and music) back to the land. The techniques are quite psychedelic in the cartoons and much care was taken to have the walks and mannerisms of the individual Beatles cartoons match the originals. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Release Date:

13 November 1968 (USA)  »

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The Beatles' Yellow Submarine  »

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£250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Paul Angelis created the Chief Blue Meanie's teeth chattering sound by clanking two saucer plates together. See more »

Goofs

In the closed captions during the George Harrison song "It's Only A Northern Song", the captions instead read "It's Only A NORMAL Song". George used the word Northern because he wanted to complete his contract with Northern Songs. See more »

Quotes

Old Fred: All right then. Let's get this vessel shipshape.
George: I kind of like it the way it is. Submarine shape.
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Crazy Credits

The lyric "All Together Now" is shown in several different languages while the song plays at the end. See more »

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Referenced in South Park: Imaginationland (2007) See more »

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Love You To
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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Inventive, hilarious, and visually extraordinary
10 March 2007 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

'Yellow Submarine' is a visual stunner and an extremely well-scripted movie. There are lots of Beatles in jokes, George's fascination with Indian music and John's fascination with scientific theories are lampooned, the Beatles' power is joked about ("Nothing's Beatle Proof!") and poor old Ringo is just plain made fun of. The movie itself is arguably the most psychedelic ever made. The Beatles' descent into Pepperland is just one psychedelic scene after the other. The animation isn't great, but everything is just done so strange and fun that it becomes absolutely irresistible. The colors, landscapes, and creatures are just really different and vivid and vibrant. The songs are fit in very, very well (although "Nowhere Man" is undoubtedly the best sequence). Overall this works great as a musical or as an animated film, and there's definitely a lot of priceless, subtle dialog. I would name it one of the top 20 animated films of all time, really. Definitely worth watching, just because there simply isn't any movie like it.

10/10


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