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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.

Director:

George Dunning

Writers:

Lee Minoff (original story), John Lennon (based upon a song by) | 5 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / Chief Blue Meanie / George / Narrator (voice)
John Clive John Clive ... John (voice)
Dick Emery Dick Emery ... Jeremy Hilary Boob, Ph.D. - Nowhere Man / Lord Mayor / Max (voice)
Geoffrey Hughes ... Paul (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 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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Taglines:

The forces of good! The forces of evil! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

£250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,105, 8 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$992,305, 30 September 2018
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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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Trivia

George Dunning was given only 11 months to complete the film. At the time, a typical Disney animated feature took four years to make. Dunning had to quadruple his studio staff and fight off financial backers who wanted to change the actors' Liverpool accents. He had scant cooperation from The Beatles, who wanted little to do with the project; voice actors were used for the characters' spoken dialogue. The film was a smash hit, bringing Dunning immense prestige and a special award from the National Society of Film Critics, USA. Even the band was impressed, and agreed at the last minute to appear in a hastily filmed live-action epilogue. Ironically, Dunning lost money on the film. He agreed to produce it 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

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

Old Fred: "H" for "Hurry," "E" for "'Ergent,'" "L" for "Love me," and "P" for "P-P-P-Please help!"
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Crazy Credits

Starring Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band See more »

Alternate Versions

The European version contained one extra song, "Hey, Bulldog!", deleted from U.S. prints. This version was re-released to theatres worldwide in 1999 in a digitally restored print with a re-worked soundtrack, plus the "Hey, Bulldog!" number in its original context. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Beatles Mod Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

All You Need Is Love
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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User Reviews

 
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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