Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Beatles Will Release First Ever “Sing-a-long” Version of “Yellow Submarine” Movie to Theaters


Big news from the Beatles:

They’re going to release a first ever sing-a-long version of the movie “Yellow Submarine” next month to support the 50 th anniversary.

The group is already releasing the movie in various locations beginning July 9th. I saw a new print of it a couple of weeks ago and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has never looked better, just like Pepperland and the Blue Meanies. The Nowhere Man is still nowhere.

Directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal, Yellow Submarine began its voyage to the screen when Brodax, who had previously produced nearly 40 episodes of ABC’s animated Beatles TV series, approached The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein with a unique vision for a full-length animated feature.

Check for more info on tickets to both versions.

This isn’t the only 50 th anniversary for the Beatles this summer. From July 31st to August 2nd, 1968 they recorded “Hey Jude.” The single was released at the end of August and spent 7 weeks at number 1. The flip side was “Revolution,” which also went to number 1. The song were original, they weren’t sampled from something released 30 years earlier. They have remained classics, the best of the group’s amazing canon.

There will also be a 50th anniversary edition of “The White Album” in November, with outtakes and all sorts of extras.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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