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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.



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Complete credited cast:
... (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)
... Paul (voice) (as Geoff Hughes)
Lance Percival ... Old Fred (voice)


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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Release Date:

13 November 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine  »


Box Office


£250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,105, 8 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$519,910, 15 July 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Just before Ringo pulls a lever, he says that he is a "born lever-puller," a joke on the Beatles being from Liverpool. However, the proper term for a citizen of Liverpool is Liverpudlian. See more »


Old Fred: [parking Ringo's car] Just park it here.
Ringo: I'll just park it here.
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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 »


Spoofed in A Very Brady Sequel (1996) See more »


Tiptoe thru' the Tulips with Me
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Portion sung by Paul Angelis (as "Tiptoe through the Meanies")
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Psychedelic Perfection!
1 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Yellow Submarine" is my favorite movie of all time! The animation is a perfect psychedelic display that would make Peter Max proud, and rival anything out of the Disney studios. This movie made me love the Beatles, and might just do the same for you. And, if you can, be sure to see the version with the "Hey Bulldog" sequence. I'd never seen that one until recently, during its revival. So that was a special bonus!

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