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Yellow Submarine -- 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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Release Date:
13 November 1968 (USA) See more »
The forces of good! The forces of evil! See more »
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Still Innovative, Unbelievably Colorful See more (148 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

The Beatles ... (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 ... Jeremy Hilary Boob, Ph.D. - Nowhere Man / Lord Mayor / Max (voice)

Geoffrey Hughes ... Paul (voice) (as Geoff Hughes)
Lance Percival ... Old Fred (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Batten ... George (voice) (uncredited)

George Harrison ... George (uncredited)

John Lennon ... John (uncredited)

Paul McCartney ... Paul (uncredited)

Ringo Starr ... Ringo (uncredited)

Directed by
George Dunning 
Writing credits
Lee Minoff (story)

Lee Minoff (screenplay) and
Al Brodax (screenplay) &
Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay) and
Erich Segal (screenplay)

Roger McGough  uncredited

Produced by
Al Brodax .... producer
Alan Kozlowski .... executive producer (1999 renovation)
Mary Ellen Stewart .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Brian J. Bishop 
Art Direction by
Heinz Edelmann 
Production Management
John Coates .... production supervisor
Art Department
Jon Cramer .... designer
Dick Sawyer .... designer
Sound Department
Peter Cobbin .... 6-track digital print mastering mixer (1999 renovation)
Donald Cohen .... dubbing editor
Ted Hall .... 6-track digital print mastering mixer (1999 renovation)
Ted Hall .... supervising re-recording mixer (1999 renovation)
John Keating .... sound engineer: DTS, Los Angeles (1999 renovation)
Shane T. Keller .... assistant sound engineer (1999 renovation)
Peter Mew .... digital re-mastering (1999 renovation)
Michael Minkler .... 6 track digital print mastering mixer (1999 renovation) (as Mike Minkler)
Ken Rolls .... dubbing editor
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Andy Tait .... sound engineer: DTS, London (1999 renovation)
Antal Kovacs .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (uncredited)
Doug Smith .... sound effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Brian Begun .... digital artist: POP Film (1999 renovation)
Chris Caunter .... special effects animator
Charles Jenkins .... special sequences
Greg Kimble .... image restoration supervisor (1999 renovation)
Erika Offutt .... digital artist: POP Film (1999 renovation)
Pat Repola .... digital imaging manager (1999 renovation)
Jeremy Hume .... matte artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Foster .... camera operator
Tony Haines .... camera operator
Ian Lett .... camera operator (as Ian Letts)
Malcolm Livesey .... camera operator
Rex Neville .... camera operator
Graham Orrin .... camera operator
Bev Roberts .... camera operator
John Williams .... camera operator
Richard Wodynski .... camera operator
Malcolm Bubb .... camera operator (uncredited)
Sheldon Elbourne .... camera operator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jenny Aldridge .... background artist
Ray Aragon .... layout artist
Peter Arthy .... layout artist
Alan Ball .... animator
Robert Balser .... animation director
Jenny Brisbane .... trace and paint supervisor
Sue Brown .... trace and paint supervisor (as Susan Brown)
Arthur Butten .... background artist (as Arthur Button)
John Challis .... animator
Hester Coblentz .... animator
Geoff Collins .... animator
Ian Cowan .... animation clean-up artist
Rich Cox .... animator
Duane Crowther .... animator
Tony Cuthbert .... animator
Malcolm Dakin .... background artist
Richard Dalkins .... animation clean-up artist (as Richard Dalkin)
Jack Daniels .... layout artist
Alison De Vere .... background supervisor
Malcolm Draper .... animator
Paul Driessen .... animator
David Elvin .... background artist
Corona Esterhazy .... trace and paint supervisor (as Corona Maher)
Cam Ford .... animator
Paul Francis .... background artist
Maggie Geddes .... trace and paint supervisor (as Margaret Geddes)
Susan Gibbons .... trace and paint supervisor
Ian Gordon .... background artist
Caird Green .... background artist
Claire Greenford .... background artist
Alan Grey .... layout artist
Tom Halley .... animator
Gordon Harrison .... layout artist
Dick Horn .... animator (as Dick Horne)
Janet Hosie .... trace and paint supervisor
Arthur Humberstone .... animator
Dennis Hunt .... animator
Dianne Jackson .... animator (as Diane Jackson)
Muriel Jennings .... background artist
Anne Jolliffe .... animator
Helen Jones .... trace and paint supervisor
Ted Lewis .... animation clean-up supervisor
Dave Livesey .... animator
Reg Lodge .... animator
Geoff Loynes .... animator
Milly McMillan .... background supervisor (as Millicent McMillan)
Chris Miles .... animation clean-up artist (as Christopher Miles)
Lawrence Moorcroft .... animator
Ray Newman .... animation clean-up artist
Ted Percival .... animator
Ted Pettengell .... layout artist (as Ted Pettingal)
Mike Pocock .... animator
Gil Potter .... layout artist (as Gill Potter)
Gerald Potterton .... animator (as Gerry Potterton)
Edric Radage .... additional sequence director (as Edrich Radage)
Martina Selway .... background artist
Jack Stokes .... animation director
Mike Stuart .... animator (as Mike Stewart)
Robert Alvarez .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Kimie Calvert .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Norman Drew .... animator (uncredited)
Jim Hiltz .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Kausler .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Terry Moesker .... animator (uncredited)
Russ Mooney .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ted Powell .... cel painter (uncredited)
Clive A. Smith .... animator (uncredited)
Richard Williams .... animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter (1999 renovation)
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (1999 renovation)
Torquil Stewart .... assistant editor
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering (restored version) (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Cobbin .... music mix engineer (1999 renovation)
Geoff Emerick .... music recording engineer (1999 renovation)
John Lennon .... song
George Martin .... musical director
Guy Massey .... music mix assistant (1999 renovation)
Paul McCartney .... song
Other crew
Dennis Abey .... director: live action sequence
Gareth Bowsher .... technical supervisor (1999 renovation) (as Gareth Boucher)
Peter Franklin .... administrator
Abe Goodman .... production coordinator
Norman Kauffman .... administration assistant
Sally Pardo .... production assistant (as Sally Hyman)
Allan Rouse .... project coordinator (1999 renovation)
Al Brodax .... director: live action sequence (uncredited)
Renée Glynne .... continuity: live action (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Beatles' Yellow Submarine" - USA (complete title)
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90 min | USA:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (re-release) | Dolby Digital (re-release) | Mono (original release) (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Norway:A (1999) (re-rating) | Norway:12 (1968) (original rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:G (Approved No. 21861) | West Germany:6 (nf) (w)

Did You Know?

Paul Angelis created the Chief Blue Meanie's teeth chattering sound by clanking two saucer plates together.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Paul:[they're hiding from the Meanies in the gazebo] Do you think they heard us?
John:I hope not.
George:What did you say?
George:Good plan.
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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Still Innovative, Unbelievably Colorful, 15 November 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Over 35 years later, this is still an innovative animated film: colorful, clever and different. In fact, you'd have to look hard to find a more colorful film ever made.

The Beatles characters are fun, spouting a number of good puns and inside jokes concerning lyrics from some of their past songs. The bad guys here, the "Blue Meanies," are also fun to watch and really different from anything you've seen.

This is wild stuff which can appeal to adults even more than kids. The only improvement I would have made would have been to shorten it a bit. Even at a fairly short 90 minutes, some could have been trimmed.

The DVD is fine, except for the last 30 minutes when it gets grainy. However, the 5.1 surround sound more than makes up for that, affording the viewer to hear all these famous Beatles songs in a better format that surrounds you as a CD could never do.

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