The Beatles' classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, will be hitting the big screen this month.
On May 5 at the famed Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, Yellow Submarine will start its theatrical campaign with an 8pm screening.
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. The restored film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 5 (June 4 internationally), and the film's songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.
Yellow Submarine aficionado John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios) wrote in his essay for the DVD and Blu-ray packages, "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."
"We are ecstatic and honored to have been selected and entrusted to give Yellow Submarine a theatrical campaign," stated Evan Saxon and Doug Kluthe from D&E Entertainment. "We're setting up matinee screenings so parents can share with their children as well as evening screenings for all to enjoy. The digital cinema presentation will be the absolute best viewing experience and representation of the hard work put into the film."
Yellow Submarine's confirmed theatrical screening dates, cities and theaters have been posted at www.YellowSubmarineTheMovie.com.