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Yellow Submarine (1968)

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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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(singing voice) (as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
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John (voice)
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Paul (voice) (as Geoff Hughes)
Lance Percival ...
Old Fred (voice)
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Storyline

When the music hating Blue Meanies take over Pepperland and freeze everyone within it, including the protectors, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Captain Fred and his Yellow Submarine recruit The Beatles to help save Pepperland. Along the way, they fall through the Sea of Time, Sea of Nothing, Sea of Holes and more. They meet Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. and take him with them along the adventure. When at Pepperland, the Beatles "rally the land to rebellion" and take down the Blue Meanies, the four-headed Meanie dog and the Dreadful Flying Glove (with the songs "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Hey Bulldog", "All You Need is Love"). In the end, we see all four live-action Beatles singing "All Together Now". Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Beatles Have Grown Up...They're Adults Now! See more »


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13 November 1968 (USA)  »

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The Beatles' Yellow Submarine  »

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£250,000 (estimated)
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Independent producer-director George Dunning was given only 11 months to complete "Yellow Submarine". (A typical Disney animated feature of the time took four years to make). Dunning had to quadruple his studio staff, fight off financial backers who wanted to change The Beatles' Liverpool accents, and work with scant cooperation from The Beatles' themselves, who wanted little to do with the project. (Voice actors were used to impersonate their characters' spoken dialogue). Released in the Summer of 1968, "Yellow Submarine" was a smash hit, bringing Dunning immense prestige and a special award from the New York Film Critics. Even The Beatles were impressed, agreeing at the last minute to appear in a hastily filmed live-action epilogue. Ironically, Dunning lost money on it. He agreed to produce "Yellow Submarine" for a flat fee - which he plowed back into the film when it ran over budget - and saw none of the enormous profits it generated. He never made another feature. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when the Chief Blue Meanie is holding up Max and scolding him, the colors/stripes on Max's boots switch back and forth a couple times. See more »

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George: It's all in the mind, you know!
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Starring Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band See more »

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References Mandrake, the Magician (1939) See more »

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Think For Yourself
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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Psychedelic Perfection!
1 November 2000 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Yellow Submarine" is my favorite movie of all time! The animation is a perfect psychedelic display that would make Peter Max proud, and rival anything out of the Disney studios. This movie made me love the Beatles, and might just do the same for you. And, if you can, be sure to see the version with the "Hey Bulldog" sequence. I'd never seen that one until recently, during its revival. So that was a special bonus!


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