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Yellow Submarine (1968)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  13 November 1968 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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(singing voice) (as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Paul Angelis ...
Ringo / Chief Blue Meanie / George / Narrator (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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13 November 1968 (USA)  »

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The Beatles' Yellow Submarine  »

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£250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

With the closing song "All Together Now", the phrase itself is shown twenty-seven times in sixteen languages. The sequence: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Hebrew, Greek, Swedish, Russian, Japanese, English, Greek, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, Swahili, Sanskrit, French, Hebrew, Swedish, Chinese, German, Japanese, English. See more »

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The Beatles spot five Apple Bonkers taking apples off a tree, but as they watch them march and sound off before a Meanie Squad Leader, there are only four Apple Bonkers. See more »

Quotes

George: Maybe time's gone on strike.
Ringo: What for?
George: Shorter hours.
Ringo: I don't blame it. Must be very tiring being time, mustn't it?
GeorgeJohnPaul: Why?
Ringo: Well, it's a twenty four hour day, isn't it?
John: You surprise me, Ringo.
Ringo: Why?
John: Dealing in abstracts.
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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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With A Little Help From My Friends
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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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