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

Director:

George Dunning

Writers:

Lee Minoff (original story), John Lennon (based upon a song by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Beatles ... (singing voice) (as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Ringo Starr / Chief Blue Meanie / George / Narrator (voice)
John Clive ... John Lennon (voice)
Dick Emery Dick Emery ... Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D. - Nowhere Man / Lord Mayor / Max (voice)
Geoffrey Hughes ... Paul McCartney (voice) (as Geoff Hughes)
Lance Percival 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. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Captain Fred (Lance Percival) 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. (Dick Emery) 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. Pepper's 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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It's all in the mind y'know! See more »


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Trivia

This movie made its primetime television premiere in the US on October 29, 1972, on CBS. It was rerun on July 5, 1974 and July 4, 1975, before going into syndication. It was seen as a perfect family movie and lead-in for Independence Day fireworks. By the time it was finished, it was dark enough outdoors for fireworks celebrations to begin. See more »

Goofs

When Fred starts tossing aside the pile of apples covering the Lord Mayor, apples materialize in places where they had been removed. See more »

Quotes

Ringo: Nothing ever happens to me. I'd jump in the River Mersey but it looks like rain.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

One version of the movie has a sequence with the song "Baby You're a Rich Man" where the Beatles and their Sgt. Peppers look-alikes are dancing after being released from the "glass ball" See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Know That Voice (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Of The Heavy Water Atoms
(Atmospheric track played right before "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds")
Composed by Desmond Leslie
Courtesy of JW Media Music
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Classic For All Times! Ever
11 September 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

if this is a magic land, then this is Pepperland. If this is a magic film about this magic land, then this is Yellow Submarine. I believe, and many will agree with me on that, YS is the cleverest and most wonderful artifact of the hippie era. Here, you see no blatant drug references, no rude words, no endless acid space jams. No, here, the essence of the Flower Power time is represented as a smart, vivid, multicolored fairy tale. The idea that music may save the world and that the yellow submarine may be an escape from bleak, dull gray world is great. But even if we put this philosophizers aside, we view hilariously funny, colorful, brisk movie, with The Fab Four as a brilliant cast. And the lines! They are great, as when Ringo does exactly what the captain told him not to, or when The Nowhere Man starts his unforgettable gibberish, or when at the very end the real Bealtled appear, with all those quips and jokes. This is like a sweet, long, and very kind dream. May it never end!


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,105, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$992,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,273,261
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DTS (re-release)| Dolby Digital (re-release)| Mono (original release) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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