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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

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A restored and remastered edition of the animated Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’ will be making the rounds at movie houses around the country prior to its June 5 release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Beginning May 5, ‘Yellow Submarine’ will make its way across the country for brief, limited engagements.

The film, out of print on DVD for a while now, has been restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. at Triage Motion Picture Services. This is the first upgrade for the movie since its DVD release several years ago.

In the liner notes to the forthcoming release, Creative Officer at Pixar, John Lasseter, states, “As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of ‘Yellow Submarine,’ whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today.”

The film was restored the old fashioned way, frame by frame, by hand. When the film, directed by animation producer George Dunning, premiered in 1968, it was heralded as a real achievement in the field of animation.

The look of the film is very much of its time. It’s a psychedelic pop art experience. Peter Max, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol spring to mind as the basic template reference. While the Beatles’ actual voices are not used for their characters in the film, they do make a cameo appearance at the end. The music, of course, gets equal billing with the groundbreaking animation, and includes favorites such as ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,’ ‘All You Need Is Love,’ ‘It’s All Too Much,’ and of course, the title song. Producer George Martin also provides an orchestral score for the project.

You can find out where and when ‘Yellow Submarine’ is coming to a theater near you at the film’s official website.

Watch The Trailer For ‘Yellow Submarine’

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