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In this animated feature with the Fab Four, the magical Pepperland is invaded by the Blue Meanies, who have declared war on all that is good--especially music. At the request of a befuddled emissary from Pepperland, the lads from Liverpool take a ride in their yellow submarine to aid the besieged residents in their battle.
Peter Max designed the distinctive look of the animation, and the real-live Beatles themselves appear in a brief sequence at the film's end. Includes the songs "Yellow Submarine," "Just A Northern Song," "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Eleanor Rigby," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Nowhere Man," "A Day in the Life," and others, as well as several orchestral numbers by noted Beatle producer George Martin.
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 90
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 5099962145992
- Genre: Musicals
- Rating: G
- Release Date: June 2012
Theatrical release: 1968 Yellow Submarine was the first feature-length animated British film in 14 years. Tracks: "Yellow Submarine" "All You Need Is Love" "Hey, Bulldog" "When I'm Sixty-Four" "Nowhere Man" "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "A Day in the Life" "All Together Now" "Eleanor Rigby" "Only a Northern Song" "It's All Too Much" "March of the Meanies" "Pepperland" "Pepperland Laid Waste" "Sea of Holes" "Sea of Monsters" "Sea of Time"
"[Now available in a] suitably momentous video reissue, with both its songs and its trippy images vibrantly remastered....Enough inspired surrealism to hold up 30 years later..." -- Rating: A- - 09/17/1999 Entertainment Weekly, p.91
"...This is a story that appeals even to young children, but it also has a knowing, funny style that adds an undertow of sophistication....The movie exists as pure charm, expressed in fantastical imagery..." - 09/05/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5
"...The Beatles' time-travel journey back to mod-dom..." - 09/17/1999 USA Today, p.12E
4 stars out of 5 -- "The Beatles' 'mod odyssey' remains a riot....The trippy images and narrative stretch animation's boundaries." - 06/01/2012 Total Film
"[T]he visual style created by Czech-German graphic designer Heinz Edelmann still dazzles today and feels more vital than any animated feature of recent years." - 07/01/2012 Film Comment
"[T]he film's lasting value in both pop culture and animation history lies in art director Heinz Edelman's anything-goes approach to conceptual design..." - 07/01/2012 Sight and Sound
"YELLOW SUBMARINE turned out to be probably the first great non-Disney animated movie, a modernesque collection of pop songs and a genuinely funny film..." - 07/01/2012 Uncut