Yellow Submarine, the animated 1968 feature film, is a psychedelic tale featuring The Beatles members in cartoon form and is based on their music.

It’s just been announced that the classic movie has been restored and will be released on DVD come May.

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In conjunction with the movie’s North American re-release on May 29th, the soundtrack to the movie will also be reissued on that same day.

The movie’s cartoon animation is said to be state of the art and took nearly two years to complete.

Here’s what people are saying about the project:

Apple Records:

“Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. 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 photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame.”

Pixar Animation founder John Lasseter:

“As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of ‘Yellow Submarine,’ whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today.”

In addition to the soundtrack and movie re-releases, on April 24 Candlewick Press will reissue the Yellow Submarine hardcover picture book in a fun, 40-page journey.

View the trailer here:


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