The Beatles’ Iconic ‘Yellow Submarine’ Film Returning To Theaters For 50th Anniversary

first_img[Original Theatrical Poster via CineMasterpieces][H/T Billboard] In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ 1968 animated musical fantasy film, Yellow Submarine, the movie will be re-released in theaters across the U.S. this July, according to the announcement release shared today along with a theatrical trailer.As the release continues, “Yellow Submarine was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. The film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. 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 50th anniversary theatrical release of Yellow Submarine is the result of a deal between film distribution/marketing firm Abramorama and Apple Corps Ltd./Universal Music Group (UMG). Abramorama previously partnered with the Beatles’ camp on the recent Ron Howard documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, and has worked with artists like Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and more on music-driven film projects.As Abramorama CEO Richard Abramowitz states, “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.”As the announcement release explains, “Yellow Submarine, based [on the song of the same name] 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. 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.”You can watch a video for the titular number from Yellow Submarine below, set to a cut of scenes from the film:The Beatles – Yellow Submarine U.S. Theatrical Trailer[Video: The Beatles]For more information about the 50th anniversary theatrical release of Yellow Submarine, you can head here. Specific dates have yet to be announced.last_img read more