Get ready Beatles fans, The Yellow Submarine is heading back to movie theaters.
The Beatles’ trippy, pop art film, Yellow Submarine will be returning to the big screen on July 8th in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its original release.
Based (loosely) on the song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the animated masterpiece tells the story of how the Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies and save the underwater paradise, Pepperland, armed only with the power of love.
While the film features the Fab Four, the Beatles didn’t actually voice their own characters, instead their animated counterparts were voiced by actors. Aside from soundtrack, Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr only participated in the final live action scene of the film.
For the 50th anniversary re-release, the film’s psychedelic artwork, designed by the great art director Heinz Edelmann, has been remastered in 4K digital resolution by Triage Motion Picture Services, with each image meticulously restored by hand, frame-by-frame.
The iconic Yellow Submarine soundtrack and score – which features some of the Beatles most-loved songs “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” Nowhere Man,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “All You Need Is Love” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” to name a few – have also been updated and were remixed to 5.1 surround sound by Abbey Road Studios mix engineer, Peter Cobbin.
Richard Abramowitz, CEO of Abramorama, who has partnered with Apple Corps Ltd. And Universal Music Group said of the re-release, “We’re thrilled to have the privilege of bringing ‘Yellow Submarine’ back to the big screen so that 3 generations of happy Beatles fans can enjoy the ground-breaking animation and classic tunes and that have long been part of our collective cultural DNA.”