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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)
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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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The Beatles Have Grown Up...They're Adults Now! See more »


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13 November 1968 (USA)  »

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The Beatles' Yellow Submarine  »

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Budget:

£250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,105, 8 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$621,303, 19 July 2018
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1.66 : 1
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When the film was being restored for DVD in 1998, the producers obtained The Beatles' permission to remix the songs in order to produce a proper 5.1 music track. Engineer Peter Cobbin went back to the original four-track work tapes and assembled true multi-track masters for each of the 15 songs, enabling him to achieve stereo effects and add clarity that had never previously been possible. Many Beatles fans objected, but the surviving members themselves reportedly approved the new mixes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[the Beatles are shown as their live action selves]
George: That was one great party. And we brought back some lovely souvenirs.
[takes out a kite string with a wind-up mistaken for a motor]
George: Here's the motor.
Paul: And I've got a little
[the word "love" comes out of his hand]
Paul: love.
Ringo: [takes out a fake hole from his pocket] And I've got a hole in my pocket.
George: A hole?
Ringo: Well, half a hole anyway. I gave the rest to Jeremy.
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Yellow Subterfuge (2013) See more »

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Only a Northern Song
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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Inventive, hilarious, and visually extraordinary
10 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

'Yellow Submarine' is a visual stunner and an extremely well-scripted movie. There are lots of Beatles in jokes, George's fascination with Indian music and John's fascination with scientific theories are lampooned, the Beatles' power is joked about ("Nothing's Beatle Proof!") and poor old Ringo is just plain made fun of. The movie itself is arguably the most psychedelic ever made. The Beatles' descent into Pepperland is just one psychedelic scene after the other. The animation isn't great, but everything is just done so strange and fun that it becomes absolutely irresistible. The colors, landscapes, and creatures are just really different and vivid and vibrant. The songs are fit in very, very well (although "Nowhere Man" is undoubtedly the best sequence). Overall this works great as a musical or as an animated film, and there's definitely a lot of priceless, subtle dialog. I would name it one of the top 20 animated films of all time, really. Definitely worth watching, just because there simply isn't any movie like it.

10/10


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