Yellow Submarine (1968) Poster


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Edited from 

Dancing Lady (1933)
rotoscoped Joan Crawford on carousel and chorines during "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Edited into 

The Beatles: Free as a Bird (1995) (Video)
Blue Meanies appear
The Beatles: 1 (2015) (Video)
Footage edited into a new clip for the song "Yellow Submarine"

Spun-off from 

The Beatles (1965) (TV Series)



Frankenstein (1931)
King Kong (1933)
The scene in the museum when Ringo Starr and Old Fred watch King Kong grabbing a screaming blonde out the window from her bed refers to a sequence which, at the time, had been cut from American prints: Kong mistakes the girl for Fay Wray and grabs her, dropping her to her death when he realizes she isn't.
Top Hat (1935)
rotoscoped dancers during "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Strike Me Pink (1936)
In the "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" sequence, some images are taken from this.
Mandrake, the Magician (1939)
wax museum statue
The Blue Bird (1940)
The Phantom (1943)
wax museum statue
Henry V (1944)
The Avengers (1961) (TV Series)
In the pop-art room of The Beatles' mansion.
The Alvin Show (1961) (TV Series)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Ringo is introduced walking the docks of Liverpool as an homage to A Hard Day's Night
The Blue Max (1966)
The character of "Max" the Blue Meanie is a reference to this film

Referenced in 

Benny's Bathtub (1971) (Short)
The Yellow Submarine chugs past in the Søhestesangen musical number.
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters: The Wild Weekend (1973) (TV Episode)
"And I thought the Beatles had a trip in that Yellow Submarine!"
Danger Mouse: The Dream Machine (1981) (TV Episode)
Penfold's dream world borrows heavily from Yellow Submarine
The Compleat Beatles (1982) (Video)
artwork from the film is shown
Cherry Ettes for Hire (1984) (Video)
A poster is displayed.
Aspel & Company: Episode #5.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
George says, "I think most kids, when they get to about 4 or 5, they see Yellow Submarine".
Muppet Babies: Elm Street Babies (1988) (TV Episode)
the dreamboat looks like a Yellow Submarine and in a scene it's seen sailing through a pysadelic background
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Moon Zero Two (1990) (TV Episode)
Some of the characters in the opening of Moon Zero Two were refer to as Blue Meanies.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Guiron (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "She's cutting his hair with the Yellow Submarine!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "We all live in a yellow submarine, yeah."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom (singing): "They all die in a yellow bathysphere."
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Glory Daze (1992) (TV Episode)
Kubiac orders 701 "Yellow Submarine sandwiches" at the diner.
Quantum Leap: Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987 (1993) (TV Episode)
Al refers to Sophie as a "Blue Meanie."
ECW November to Remember '95 (1995) (Video)
The debut of the Blue Meanie
Dexter's Laboratory: Filet of Soul/Golden Diskette (1997) (TV Episode)
A replica of the yellow submarine is seen in Professor Hawk's factory just before Dee Dee wrecks it.
Pinky and the Brain: All You Need Is Narf/Pinky's Plan (1997) (TV Episode)
Pinky suggests that they "travel by yellow submarine" to India.
Oasis: All Around the World (1998) (Video)
Inspired by.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: "If they don't let me up to go soon, it *will* be a 'Yellow Submarine'!"
13 posterunek: Powtorka z westernu (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned by Cezary
The Powerpuff Girls: Just Another Manic Mojo/Mime for a Change (1999) (TV Episode)
When the girls start playing their song, the spreading music has the same effect on the citizens and landscape of Townsville as does Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on Pepperland.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Spider-Man (2000) (Video Game)
Gilmore Girls: Love and War and Snow (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai teases Lane about her marching band uniform, calling her Sgt. Pepper.
The Simpsons: HOMR (2001) (TV Episode)
A poster for the film is seen on a booth at the animation convention.
Last Orders (2001)
Super Mario Sunshine (2002) (Video Game)
A yellow submarine is featured in the game
The Simpsons: The Bart of War (2003) (TV Episode)
Bart and Milhouse try to hide behind a Yellow Submarine cut-out.
Animated Century (2003) (TV Movie)
The movie was mentioned by name.
Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004) (TV Movie)
The sub captain is named "Sgt. Pepper."
Angel: Power Play (2004) (TV Episode)
Spike:'I haven't had a decent tussle since the blue meanie and I stopped sparring.' Blue meanies were the baddies in the film
Teen Titans: Revolution (2004) (TV Episode)
Mad Mod takes on the form of a Blue Meanie at one point.
Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (2004) (Video)
Popeye's ship passes through the Sea of Holes and the Sea of Time.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
In the climactic "Jaguar Shark" sequence, the whole crew rides in a yellow submarine. Also, the look of this sequence during the submarine ride seems to be referencing the famous The Beatles film, with its semi-two dimensional, cartoony look.
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
GhostWatcher 2 (2005) (Video)
a girl at school is wearing a 'Yellow Submarine' shirt
Endangered Species (2006) (Short)
Characters resembling the Beatles appear.
Connors' War (2006) (Video)
"I just rented Yellow Submarine."
Californication: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Hank wants to watch this film
Across the Universe (2007)
The blue people in Mr. Kite's circus resemble Blue Meanies.
Neighbours: Episode #1.5297 (2007) (TV Episode)
Ringo says to his mum that the only reason his father's happy to see him is that he'll have someone to watch the movie with
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
A blue meanie appears in Imagination Land.
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008) (Video)
The Blue Meanie is in Imaginationland.
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: Grand Theft Starship (2008) (TV Episode)
Vespa considers stealing a car that looks like the Yellow Submarine
Superjail!: Don't Be a Negaton (2008) (TV Episode)
animation in pyscadelic scene resembles that of this film.
The Beatles: Rock Band (2009) (Video Game)
The Yellow Submarine itself appears in its namesake's song clip with the CG Beatles wearing the outfits from the movie.
Wake Up Sid (2009)
framed miniature poster hanging on Aisha's apartment wall
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) (TV Episode)
the Beatles are shown floating in the strawberry fields
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Paul McCartney
Epic Rap Battles of History: John Lennon vs. Bill O'Reilly (2010) (TV Episode)
Directly referenced in lyrics
Nostalgia Critic: Thief and the Cobbler (2010) (TV Episode)
"The Yellow Submarine pride parade is happening outside"
The Guard (2011)
Blue Meanie mentioned in dialogue.
Smallville: Collateral (2011) (TV Episode)
Chloe: Yeah I am pretty much Chloe-in-the-sky-with-diamonds
Modern Family: Regrets Only (2011) (TV Episode)
Cameron says that his presentation of the music group Harp Attack attracted more people than Cello Submarine.
Anime Abandon: Psychic Wars (2011) (TV Episode)
"...threatened by the Blue Meanie from Yellow Submarine."
Nostalgia Critic: Felix the Cat: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"This is making The Yellow Submarine look sober."
The Tragedy of Man (2011)
the Beatles from this film appear in animation
Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut (2012) (Video)
A segment is animated in the same style and features iconic imagery and characters.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Adventures of Tintin (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses motion capture.
Four Rooms: Episode #2.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the items for sale is a Yellow Submarine pinball machine.
Jobriath A.D. (2012)
still shown
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
Two projections of the Yellow Submarine appear at the beginning of the "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" number.
Rewind This! (2013)
DVD is shown.
I Know That Voice (2013)
Beatles toys seen in background
The Simpsons: Yellow Subterfuge (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Psych: Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn talks about spending "every single Thanksgiving in Sir Paul McCartney's Yellow Submarine."
Life Itself (2014)
Movie listed on Ebert's website.
AniMat's Reviews: Escape from Tomorrow (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a nonsensical film.
The Cinema Snob: Brazilian Planet of the Apes (2014) (TV Episode)
"I don't know if that's supposed to be a shark or if this is Brazilian Yellow Submarine."
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Will Vinton (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat uses a DVD copy of this film to create "Animationmation".
Archer: Drastic Voyage: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
One of many "submarine" movies Archer has seen.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends Raggedy Ann & Andy to those who enjoy surreal films like this one.
Sausage Party (2016)
Sgt. Pepper
Nostalgia Critic: Teddy Ruxpin: The Live Action Series (2016) (TV Episode)
the Chief Blue Meanie is an example of a cosplay by Lynette Equin
Nostalgia Critic: The THIRD Animated Titanic Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
"They're gonna see stranger things in this yellow submarine than the Beatles ever did."
Danger Mouse: Dream Worrier (2016) (TV Episode)
Penfold's sub-nonsense features a yellow submarine and sitar music


Top Hat (1935)
clip used for rotoscoped dancers

Featured in 

The Beatles Mod Odyssey (1968) (Short)
The Beatles Anthology (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Troldspejlet: Episode #22.5 (1999) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Hollywood Musicals of the 60's (2000) (TV Movie)
Several clips are shown.
The Beatles Revolution (2000) (TV Movie)
The Drug Years (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
clips featured
The Beatles on Record (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips Shown
Nostalgia Critic: Jaws 3D (2010) (TV Episode)
The song plays as Mike and Kathryn's submarine goes down
Music Movies: Yellow Submarine (2013) (TV Episode)
movie and songs are reviewed
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014) (TV Special)
Footage is included.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2014) (TV Episode)
An animated film that succeeds in being different, clip shown.
The Beatles: 1 (2015) (Video)
"Eleanor Rigby" scene

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Last Exit to Springfield (1993) (TV Episode)
When Lisa hallucinates on gas at the dentists, the world she travels to is that from Yellow Submarine, music and animation is almost identical and the beatles appear.
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
The begin of "trippin' with the Bradys" sequence is a spoof of Yellow Submarine
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004) (TV Special)
Spoofed in "Yellow Submarine Sandwich"
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Dewey's acid trip with the Beatles is animated in the same style
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008) (TV Episode)
John Lennon, riding on a yellow submarine, says, "Let's eat some brains!"
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008) (Video)
Opening sequence.
Robot Chicken: Due to Constraints of Time and Budget (2009) (TV Episode)
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band encounter the Blue Meanies
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
The end credits are done in a similar style, and several images are copied directly.
CollegeHumor Originals: Ringo Wants to Sing More (2012) (TV Episode)
Ringo chases his bandmates throughout the animated clip.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("Yellow Submarine Sandwich")

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