Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Beatles Yellow Submarine To Sail Again

03/21/2012
.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine is set to sail again this May with a new release of the film and soundtrack.

The classic 1968 animated feature film has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 28 (May 29 in North America) and the film's soundtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.

Apple put out these details: Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film's restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame.

Bonus features for the Yellow Submarine DVD and Blu-ray include a short making-of documentary titled "Mod Odyssey" (TRT: 7:30), the film's original theatrical trailer, audio commentary by producer John Coates and art director Heinz Edelmann, several brief interview clips with others involved with the film, storyboard sequences, 29 original pencil drawings and 30 behind-the-scenes photos. Both Digipak packages will include reproductions of animation cels from the film, collectible stickers, and a 16-page booklet with a new essay by Yellow Submarine aficionado John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios).

Lasseter writes in his essay, "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."

Directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal, Yellow Submarine began its voyage to the screen when Brodax, who had previously produced nearly 40 episodes of ABC's animated Beatles TV series, approached The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein with a unique vision for a full-length animated feature.

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including "Eleanor Rigby," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "All You Need Is Love," and "It's All Too Much." When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.

Inspired by the generation's new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.

"I thought from the very beginning that the film should be a series of interconnected shorts," remembers Edelmann. "The style should vary every five minutes or so to keep the interest going until the end." These styles included melding live-action photography with animation, 3-dimensional sequences and kaleidoscopic "rotoscoping" where film is traced frame by frame into drawings. The entire process took nearly two years, 14 different scripts, 40 animators and 140 technical artists, ultimately producing a groundbreaking triumph of animation.

On April 24, Candlewick Press will release a new, compact hardcover edition of the Yellow Submarine picture book, a read-aloud journey for the whole family. Featuring the lighthearted wit of the film's script alongside original artwork from the movie that has charmed children and adults through several generations, the beautiful, 40-page book will be sold by retailers everywhere and on the Beatles Store (www.thebeatles.com).

An interactive digital version of the book is also available as a free download on Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles.

Yellow Submarine synopsis:
Once upon a time ... or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.

Production credits
Running Time: 89 minutes
Director - George Dunning
Producer - Al Brodax
Screen story - Lee Minoff
Screenplay - Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Erich Segal
Art Director - Heinz Edelmann
Animation directors - Robert Balser and Jack Stokes
Production Executive - John Coates
Music Producer and Supervisor - George Martin

Featuring music by The Beatles

Yellow Submarine [DVD, Blu-ray]
Feature film [TRT: 89:00]
Fully restored in 4K and presented in the original aspect ratio of 1:66-1

Audio options:
English 5.1 DTS
German 5.1 DTS
Italian 5.1 DTS
English Dolby Stereo
Original Mono

Audio Commentary Heinz Edelmann (Art Director) and John Coates (Producer)

Subtitle languages (feature only):
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Japanese

Extra features:
Mod Odyssey documentary [TRT: 7:30]
Original theatrical trailer [TRT: 3:30]

Storyboard sequences:
- Sea of Monsters (split screen footage) [TRT: 4:20]
- Battle of the Monsters [118 images]
- Pepperland [64 images]

Interviews:
- Paul Angelis (voice of Ringo and Chief Blue Meanie) [TRT: 1:39]
- John Clive (voice of John) [TRT: 2:03]
- David Livesey (key animator) [TRT: 1:11]
- Millicent McMillan (Heinz Edelmann's assistant) [TRT: 1:12]
- Jack Stokes (animation director) [TRT: 3:42]
- Erich Segal (co-writer) [TRT: 1:38]

Original pencil drawings [29 images]
Behind-the-scenes photos [30 images]

Yellow Submarine Songtrack [CD]
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Hey Bulldog
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Love You To
5. All Together Now
6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
7. Think For Yourself
8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. With A Little Help From My Friends
10. Baby, You're A Rich Man
11. Only A Northern Song
12. All You Need Is Love
13. When I'm Sixty-Four
14. Nowhere Man
15. It's All Too Much

Beatles Tour Dates/Tickets

Beatles CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Beatles T-shirts and Posters

Beatles CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article on Twitter



Share this article


antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end


advertisement


advertisement

.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Paul McCartney Duets With Alice Cooper On Supergroup Project- Motionless in White In Tour Van Crash- Travis Barker, Sebastian Bach, Mick Mars Guest On DMC's Solo Album- more

Day in Pop: Harrison Ford Crashes Airplane In Emergency Landing- Rihanna Previews New Song- Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour TV Special Airs This Month- Zac Brown Band- more

Judas Priest Streaming Expanded 'Defenders Of The Faith' Online- Jack White Visits Detroit Tigers Spring Training- Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Tribute Album Preview- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

Iron and Wine - Archive Series Volume No. 1

Rigor Mortis - Slaves to the Grave

Album of the Week: Metallica's Black Album

Butch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts (Album of the Year)

Road Trip: Out of This World: Blast Off For Fun in Huntsville!

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Interview

Josef Salvat - In Your Prime (EP)

Album of the Week: Nirvana's Nevermind

Root 66: Murder By Death- Jim Ed Brown- Sam Morrow

Best Films Of 2014

Riot V - Unleash the Fire

Album of the Week: Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell

Obituary - Inked in Blood

Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute

Dave Plaehn - Radio Sister

Come Together: A Beatles Tribute Documentary

Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

Anthony and the Johnsons - Turning


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.

Paul McCartney Duets With Alice Cooper On Supergroup Project

Motionless in White In Tour Van Crash

Iron Maiden Give Update On Bruce's Cancer Fight

Travis Barker, Sebastian Bach, Mick Mars Guest On DMC's Solo Album

Buddy Holly's Fatal Plane Crash May Be Reinvestigated

Motley Crue's Mick Mars May Work With John Corabi Again

Metallica May Play New Music At Summer Shows

Armored Saint Announce New Album and Tour With Saxon

Brian Wilson Announces Summer Tour

The Yardbirds Postpone Spring Tour Due To Health Concerns

Kim Seviour Leaving Touchstone

Steven Wilson Wouldn't Want To Lead A Porcupine Tree Reunion

Peter Gabriel's Play DVD Set For Reissue

Asia and UK Singer John Wetton Has Two Albums Out This Month

Behemoth's Nergal Unplugging For Solo Project

Kataklysm Announce New Album 'Of Ghosts and Gods'

NHL Arizona Coyotes Goalie's Mask Tributes Alice Cooper

IZZ Announce Final Release In Album Trilogy

Y&T Plan European Tour This Fall


Judas Priest Streaming Expanded 'Defenders Of The Faith' Online

Jack White Visits Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Tribute Album Preview Goes Online

Supergroup Killer Be Killed Hit At Tour Plans

Anthrax Release New Studio Video

Moonspell Release 'Extinct' Video

Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Up For Sale Again

Ticket Resellers In The UK Promise More Transparency

Singled Out: Roxy Roca's Love Maker DeVille


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Harrison Ford Crashes Airplane In Emergency Landing

Rihanna Previews New Song

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour TV Special Airs This Month

Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line Lead ACM Festival

Zac Brown Band Album and Tour, Chris Cornell Song Premiere

Wale's New Album To Feature J. Cole, Jeremih, Usher and Jerry Seinfeld

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Summer Tour

The Band Perry Worked On New Music With Pharrell Williams

Robin Thicke and Pharrell's 'Blurred Lines' Cost 6.9 Million To Make A Hit

Tinashe Releases "Bated Breath" Video

American Horror Story Hinted At Lady Gaga Last Season

Shania Twain Says Her New Album Is 'Soul Music'

Florence and The Machine Debut New Songs During Concert

Jared Leto Photographed In New Short Platinum Blonde Hair

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
AudioNationRadio.com Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.