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Yellow Submarine

  • Starring: The Beatles
  • Director: George Dunning
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family, Musical
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time: 90 min.

An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music. Once upon a time….or maybe twice….there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme. But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all colour and hope. So it’s The Beatles to the rescue, as our animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man and journey across seven seas to free Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, colour, and love to the world. But beyond all the glorious music, Yellow Submarine is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot covered roofs and smokestacks Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic colour-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It’s All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.

"Perhaps because the Beatles were considered such a draw, perhaps because the songs were counted on to sell the film, there was no agenda to dumb down the material or hard-sell the story. Instead of contrived urgency, there's unpressured whimsy, and the movie exists as pure charm, expressed in fantastical imagery. And then there are the songs. "
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"For all of its groovy fun, Yellow Submarine offers a subliminal reminder that the power of love never goes out of fashion. "
- Film Threat
"The blend of stunning music and innovative visuals make this a true festival of the senses. "
- Total Film
"A zesty, satisfying celebration of animation, fantasy, love, and the Beatles that pleases the eyes as much as the ears. "
- TV Guide Magazine
"Yellow Submarine takes a magical mystery tour through the history of art and spends a splendiferous good time splashing in the pop art of it all. "
- Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"Yellow Submarine is a family movie in the truest sense."
- Renata Adler, New York Times
"Almost 20 years after its release, this charming fable chronicling the Beatles' battles to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies is one of the best testaments ever to the redeeming value of good music."
- Richard Harrington, Washington Post

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