Yellow Submarine ★★★½ 1968 (G)
The acclaimed animated fantasy based on a plethora of mid-career Beatles songs, sees the Fab Four battle the Blue Meanies for the sake of Sgt. Pepper, the Nowhere Man, Strawberry Fields, and Pepperland. The first full-length British animated feature in 14 years features a host of talented cartoonists. Fascinating LSD-esque animation and imagery. Speaking voices provided by John Clive (John), Geoff Hughes (Paul), Peter Batten (George), and Paul Angelis (Ringo). The Beatles themselves do appear in a short scene at the end of the film. Martin fills in as music director, and Segal of “Love Story” fame co-scripts. ♫Yellow Submarine; All You Need is Love; Hey, Bulldog; When I'm Sixty Four; Nowhere Man; Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; A Day in the Life; All Together Now. 87m/C VHS, DVD . GBD: George Duning, Dick Emery; W: Erich Segal, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, Lee Minoff; M: George Martin, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr; V: John Clive, Geoff Hughes, Peter Batten, Paul Angelis, Dick Emery, Lance Percival, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr.