The Yellow Submarine & other 50-year-olds
The animated film, featuring Beatles music and the Beatles themselves, tells the story of Pepperlandia, an undersea paradise that was invaded by the Blue Meanies who hate music.
The Yellow Submarine, the animated film featuring Beatles music and the Beatles themselves, is turning 50 years old this year. The musical fantasy inspired by Ringo Starr’s composition of the same title, first hit the theaters on July 1968 and a version that was restored frame by frame with a remixed soundtrack, is set to have a special theatrical run this year to commemorate the event.
Directed by George Dunning using a process called limited animation, The Yellow Submarine tells the story of Pepperlandia, an undersea paradise that was invaded by the Blue Meanies who hate music. These bad guys imprisoned the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in a music-proof glass globe and rendered the people immobile. The King sent out his servant Young Fred to bring back The Beatles and rescue Pepperlandia. So the Fab Four were soon on board The Yellow Submarine and on the way to a fun psychedelic adventure.