Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release, the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine will be coming to theaters in July with a restored 4K theatrical version remixed in 5.1 surround sound
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 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 elements. This was done by hand, frame by frame.
Directed by George Dunning, Yellow Submarine is based on the song by Lennon and McCartney. It’s 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. The film shares the stage with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema.
Information on local screenings can be found at yellowsubmarine.film.