The Beatles British classic 1968 animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is getting a re-release in theaters across the U.S., in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Since its original release, ‘Yellow Submarine’ has become the picture of pop art experimentation, blending together surreal animation with beloved Beatles pop songs. Now, Abramorama, Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group are teaming up to give the classic animated film a theatrical re-release for its 50th anniversary. ‘Yellow Submarine’ will receive a 4K digital resolution restoration by Triage Motion Picture Services, while Universal Music Group’s Abbey Road Studios is remixing the film’s songs and score in 5.1 stereo surround sound. And the delicate hand-drawn animation has been restored meticulously by hand, frame by frame.
‘Yellow Submarine’ is a trippy pop art masterpiece that was initially released when the Beatles were at their peak. Named after one of their most famous songs, the part animated, part live-action film follows the story of the music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland, a paradise by the sea. When Pepperland is attacked, the Beatles must band together to save their musical paradise. Naturally, it’s all set to the tunes of the Fab Four’s most beloved releases, 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.”
Richard Abramowitz, CEO of Abramorama 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.”
The theatrical re-release will take place in theaters across the U.S.
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