Monday, July 9, 2018

Researching Yellow Submarine Before Seeing the Movie Again

I found out that the Beatles Yellow Submarine movie will be re-released for theaters this month and will be shown next weekend at the Kew Gardens Cinema.  I took a ride to Manhattan to read the book seen above at the Performing Arts Research Library of NYPL at Lincoln Center.  Here are some facts that I discovered about the film:

  • It premiered in the UK on July 17, 1968, thus the re-release is scheduled for the 50th anniversary.  I was not released in the USA until November of that year.
  • Al Brodax was the producer
  • The Beatles had no role in the production of the film.  Their voices were done by actors.  They did appear at the very end.
  • Heinz Edelmann designed the Yellow Submarine for the movie
  • Erich Segal of Love Story fame was a screenwriter
  • There were 200 animators but only 10  were considered the creative drive behind the basic design and preparation.
  • The film was renovated in 1999 and 2012 and re-released in those years.
  • The original American version did not include Hey Bulldog

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