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 humour, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, the Fab Four tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.
- The Beatles: Yellow Submarine review by CJ
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In this full-length cartoon The Blue Meanies invade Pepperland, attacking happiness, goodness and positivity – and banning music! The Beatles go to the rescue in a yellow submarine. The story is weaved or woven around some genuine Beatles recordings such as All Together Now, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Bulldog, Nowhere Man, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, When I’m Sixty-Four, and more. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is a strikingly inventive sequence that can take your breath away. John, Paul, George and Ringo had very little to do with the making of the film but they pop up in person at the end. Canadian-born animation director George Dunning did not have much of a track record before or after this; he died in 1979 in London at the age of 58; his place in history is assured.