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Yellow Submarine

  • 1968
  • George Dunning
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated musical fantasy featuring the songs of the Beatles. The Fab Four, in their yellow submarine, embark on a fantastic voyage to Pepperland when its inhabitants come under threat from the music-hating Blue Meanies. Songs include All You Need Is Love, When I'm Sixty-Four, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Eleanor Rigby.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

After the critical mauling that greeted Magical Mystery Tour and the failure to get the Joe Orton-scripted Up against It off the ground, the Beatles had little to do with this amazing animated feature (although they do crop up at the end). Directed by George Dunning and boasting Love Story's Erich Segal among the screenwriters, it is an endlessly inventive picture that blends 1960s psychedelia with such diverse styles as pop art and art deco to create the fantastical world of Pepperland and its bizarre inhabitants. The mix of new songs and old favourites works a treat, but George Martin's superb score is also well worth a listen.

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Credits

Cast

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Ringo / Chief Blue MeaniePaul Angelis
JohnJohn Clive
PaulGeoffrey Hughes
GeorgePeter Batten
Lord Mayor / Nowhere Man / Max / Jeremy Hilary Boob PhDDick Emery
Old FredLance Percival

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Dunning

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2018-07-08
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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