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Caption question[edit]

The photograph of the Beatles at, apparently a press conference, has an odd caption that maybe I'm misreading: It seems to say that the image at which we're looking contains animated characters. But it doesn't -- it's a photograph of flesh-and-blook Beatles: Ysumbarine7.jpg (11KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

(Also, the syntax seems off, but I don't want to change anything without more input from others. Thanks)

Animated Beatle characters loosely based on Beatles' look/attire from Sgt. Peppers album release press conference, 1967.

Pepperland song usage in other films[edit]

Hi folks. Im pretty sure I've heard the "Pepperland" song used as a theme in some other film/series (because I recognized the song, but I never watched the Yellow Submarine film). Any clues? Thanks... Quase 03:53, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

List of songs[edit]

May I respectfully suggest to the author that the section "Songs in Yellow Submarine" is misleading and out of place, as it turns out, after very careful reading, that the song listing actually refers to the "Yellow Submarine" album rather than the "Yellow Submarine" film.

Joe Gatt

Did Geoffrey Hughes or Paul Angelis voice "George" after Peter Batten's arrest?[edit]

Under "Voices", it's stated that it's Paul Angelis. However if you go to Peter Batten's stub article, the replacement voice work is attributed to Geoffrey Hughes (Paul). Could someone knowledgable please correct this contradiction?Shawn in Montreal 20:53, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Strange sentence[edit]

'Pepperland is a cheerful music-loving paradise located "80,000 leagues under the sea", and is named after and protected by Sergeant Pepper of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band fame.' The word fame at the end of the sentence makes no sense.--Jcvamp 05:18, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

"(Name) of (group) fame" is in fact correct usage, it's just rare. It means (name) who's famous for (group).


A Jeopardy! clue once said that the subtitle to this film was Nothing Is Real. I can't find mention of this on Wikipedia or IMDb. Can anyone confirm? Thanks. Robert K S 16:58, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

I have an original YS poster with the line "Nothing Is Real!" where the poster on this page has "It's All In The Mind Y'Know". This is the first time I've seen a poster that *didn't* have "Nothing Is Real!" on the poster, so apparently posters with different taglines were distributed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 2007-07-28T16:00:07

Fair use rationale for Image:Ysubposter.jpg[edit]

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Alternative ending?[edit]

I've seen both a version with and without "Hey Bulldog" on TV and apart from that difference they seem to be indentical. However 20 years ago I saw a version in the cinema which had a distinctly different ending. Quite a lot of the dialogue was different although I can't remember if any of the animation was. Can anyone throw any light on this? (talk) 01:05, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I have seen the 2 endings and one diffrence of animation is when gorge jumps off the Head in one version you get a diffrent angle than the other, and after that part the animation is extremly diffrent.

A: Well, that is because there are two sightly different versions of the film: a British version and an American version. The British version had "Hey Bulldog", while the American version had the freeing of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band footage instead. Sadly, the American version is not made anymore, so most likely you will see those versions with "Hey Bulldog." And why there are separate versions, I don't know, so if anyone could shed some light on that, that would be spiffing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Actually the British version has both "Hey Bulldog" and the extended freeing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The American version has a much briefer freeing of the band but an extra scene set to "Baby You're a Rich Man". The American version is much shorter and not as good so I'm glad they chose the international version for the DVD release. Hopefully, Apple will release a Blu-ray in the not too distant future. McLerristarr | Mclay1 06:34, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Strawberry Fields Forever (film) - not merged?[edit]

It looks like this article was redirected here with the edit summary saying it was merged but I see no mention of it in this article. -- œ 20:52, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Taken kare of. The film is now mentioned in the article. Thanks for the sudgestion, couldn't have done it without you.--Bob doe jr. the third (talk) 02:15, 8 November 2009 (UTC). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:04, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Pop culture adds[edit]

Pop culture adds

In The Rutles: All you need is cash and The Rutles 2: Can't buy me lunch There was a clip that parodied the yellow submarine called the yellow submarine sandwich, with the song 'cheese and Onions. A link to that video can be found here:

In the Simpsons episode 'El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer' {The Mysterious Voyage of Homer} The pyramid-thing that Homer climbs to see the coyote/fox looks exactly like the one Old Fred had to climb in "Yellow Submarine"

in the episode 'Last Exit to Springfield' Lisa's dentist dream sequence turns into a missing scene from the Yellow Submarine film ("Look, it's Lisa in the sky", "No diamonds though").

In the Tree house of Horror XIX Mini episode 'How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising' John is seen coming out of 'celebrity heaven' riding a Yellow Submarine. John says to the camera "All we are saying is, LETS EAT SOME BRAINS!"

In the teen titans Episode 'Revelation' there were multiple references to the Beatles Yellow Submarine. The titans are scene getting lost in the sea of holes, and Cyborgs arm double as a bad guy {Like the blue glove} Look at this link for more:,80d6c6a2b03fecf503ea.html.

In the southpark episode Imaginationland Episode I, II and III {later re-realeased all together Imaginationland: The Movie} when the group travels to Imagination land, two of the amaginary creatures are both blue meanies, though one having what looks like a candy cane for a leg. In the series episode, 'Grand Theft Starship' when princess vespa is deciding which ship to highjack, she looks through a bunch of ships, one resembling the yellow submarine, to it she sais "No, too yellow." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rolith365 (talkcontribs) 19:52, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

In the Spongebob Squarepants episode Chimps Ahoy 3 chimps arrive in a submarine looking very similar to the one in the Beatles; yellow submarine.

Also in the episode Nautical Novice, when in the boating school, the Yellow Submarine can be noted in the background.

In the wonder pets episode 'save the beetles,' 'The pets embark on a journey to save a group of musical beetles who are trapped in a yellow submarine.' obviously a reference to the Yellow Submarine and other Beatles things.

In the Song the ultimate showdown, the blue meanie is on the list of people who 'kick chuck Norris' ass.'

Also, in the Beatles very own 'free as a bird' music video there are multiple scenes where blue meanies can be scene coming out of holes on the streets and other things.

Also, in the movie 'Recess: School's Out' a younger version of principal Prickly looks exactly like john in Yellow Submarine. {}

Kay. can you guys tell me if you find anything I'm missing?--Bob doe jr. the third (talk) 03:43, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

US and European versions[edit]

Are you sure this film was originally released with Hey Bulldog included in Europe? I recorded it off German TV when it was broadcast for the 30th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper in 1997, and Hey Bulldog's not in there, nor is the scene of The Beatles talking to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band after freeing them from the bubble, as well as some additional material being notably different, such as when George leaps off Billy Shears's giant head, or the attack launched against the Blue Meanies after All you need is love.

There are more clues when comparing it to the 1999 re-release, both theatrically and on DVD. Over here, DVDs are mostly released with several language tracks (on TV, all you ever see are German dubs), and the original German dub from 1968 that they used on the DVD (theatrically, only the English version was released in 1999) lacks the restored scenes and for the DVD they used other voice actors there instead (for example, in 1968, John was dubbed by what would many years later be Eddie Murphy's German standard voice, Paul by that of John Candy, etc., and in 1999 they used rather unknown stock voice actors for these missing scenes). Also, ironically, their performance of Baby you're a rich man that they do in my 1997 TV recording after freeing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is removed in the 1999 re-release and replaced with the two bands talking to each other instead. I also remember reading in news magazines quite a few times for its theatrical re-release in 1999 that "lost segments" had been restored that had never been in ANY release, German, European, or otherwise.

I doubt that for some odd reason, only the US version was licensed for German TV distribution and some people preparing the German DVD release didn't bother to look up their archives with the 1968 dubbing masters. For instance, when they re-released the full version of Lawrence of Arabia back in the late 1980s, people had been cutting all available positive prints by at least an hour. Luckily, the negatives had been saved, but these turned out to be silent and all English soundtracks were lost by then, so the film was entirely re-dubbed in English for its re-release. However, all this was an entire non-issue with the German re-release as even though no film prints were available, the German mono dubbing masters of the complete film had been preserved and were later used for its DVD release. The result is rather interesting when switching language tracks on the German DVD, as even though both language tracks were heavily restored, they often deviate in sound FX and ambience (with the German version obviously including the original sounds, and the English version being re-recorded in the late 1980s), and one of Lawrence's two Arabic servants sounds only half as young in the German version as he does in the English one. So it's probably safe to say that German dubbing studios do go through some lengths for their DVD releases of classic films. -- (talk) 22:39, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Disney remake[edit]

Although I am personally not looking forward to Disney remaking Yellow Submarine (I even created a Facebook group months ago in protest.[1]), it's going to happen. I suggest splitting the remake into its own article titled Yellow Submarine (Disney film). Although Disney is planning on releasing it in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, aside from that there really is no timetable on its release, hence why I put "Disney film" in the disambiguation section as opposed to the year. If not now, it will need split eventually. Jgera5 (talk) 00:21, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

If there are enough material for an article, I think it's fine. RocketWobbuffet (talk) 19:16, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

I'd have thought that there isn't enough material to warrant splitting yet, especially if you're trying to keep the article away from being a 'puff piece' of advertising, which is about all that's possible at present. I'd vote keep as a separate section within the main article until a split can be justified by volume of relevant information. Cheers! Archiveangel (talk) 12:19, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Now that the project's been cancelled, I've turned the split article back into a redirect. What we have at this article is sufficient.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 01:12, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move per request. There is no problem at all with moving this if and when that becomes necessary. Disambiguating against a nonexistent article that may be created in the future is not feasible and unecessary.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:33, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Yellow Submarine (1968 film)Yellow Submarine (film) — This page should never have been moved. It was moved under the justification that there is another film called Yellow Submarine and this one is not the primary topic. That is complete rubbish. This film is by far more noteworthy than the planned remake, which is most likely not going to be made. Yellow Submarine (2012 film) now redirects here anyway so this is the only article about a film titled Yellow Submarine. McLerristarr | Mclay1 08:06, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose. The 2012 film has been talked of and may yet be made. Keep the distinction. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 10:02, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Strongly support. The 2012 film doesn't even exist yet, and is amply covered in this article -- and even if it is made, I think it's likely that the original would remain the primary topic. Nevertheless, it's a moot point until there's some other article from which this one needs to be distinguished. Powers T 23:42, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Support However I think Wikipedia conventions are that if there are 2 films or songs of the same name then one cannot be the primary meaning, even if one is considerably better known (e.g. Stagecoach). I question this convention. PatGallacher (talk) 10:40, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
    • It's a fair point, but moot for the time being since the remake doesn't exist yet and doesn't yet merit an article. Powers T 14:04, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. That this is the best known film named Yellow Submarine by far would be enough by itself, but that the remake hasn't actually even been produced (yet) and thus this is the only film named Yellow Submarine is all the more reason to move it to a simpler title. JIP | Talk 17:45, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Is Pepperland underwater?[edit]

  • The article says "a cheerful music-loving paradise under the sea", but in Pepperland (rather than in the regions passed through earlier) nearly all the people and objects depicted behave as in full out-of-water gravity, and no scuba gear or other breathing apparatus is shown. When I saw the film I got the impression that the events in Pepperland happen out of water and that the yellow submarine has a magical or science-fiction type ability to sail in air as well as underwater. As regards using the song as a source ref for the film, there is another discrepancy: the song says "a land of submarines", but the film shows only one submarine. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 10:02, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
The narrator says at the beginning of the film that Pepperland is under the sea (I can't remember the depth given). It's just a cartoon – it doesn't matter that people can't really breathe under water. The opening credits of the film say the film is based on the song "Yellow Submarine". The plot of the film is completely different to anything in the song; the film was more inspired by the song really. However, at the end of the opening credits, the Yellow Submarine sails past submarines of different colours. McLerristarr | Mclay1 11:05, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Do "Yellow Submarine" foreshadow MTV and the music video art form?[edit]

The article cites: "...reminiscent of Walt Disney's Fantasia (and foreshadowing the rise of music videos and MTV thirteen years later". "Foreshadow" defines: –verb (used with object) to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure ( Then, the sentence "foreshadowing the rise of music videos and MTV thirteen years later" is a subjective point of view, since it suggests that the film "Yellow Sumbarine" as the actual predecessor of MTV or the music video art form, a very-very discutable opinion -- that's why I ask for an exact citation on this precise sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:07, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

The film contains animations set to music. I don't see how that needs a citation. Foreshadowing doesn't suggest that MTV was inspired by the film, just that it contains scenes similar to video clips before video clips became popular. McLerristarr | Mclay1 05:06, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Probably not the film, but certainly the Beatles were a prototype to MTV and its signature music videos. Before 1975, however, music videos were formerly called "promotional videos", simply because they were intended to promote a hit single visually.--Evanaeus (talk) 19:32, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Yellow Submarine Undersea Adventure Game for iPad[edit] Description:                     Designed for kids and families, Yellow Submarine Undersea Adventure allows you to choose from up to 6 different undersea locations and five different submarines. Then you set off on exciting adventures to explore mysterious undersea locations, battle sea monsters, enemy subs and discover exotic sea creatures, hidden treasures and the secrets to the lost city of Atlantis.              As you advance, through your undersea adventure, you must collect enough treasures and pearls to fund your expedition and make it to the next location. Along the way you will defeat enemy sub attacts and undersea enemies like jellyfish, sharks, and octopuss. If you are successful, you will discover the lost city of Atlantis and all it's hidden treasures. Features:

•Game Center Support for High Scores & Achievements •Multiple control schemes for your sub (touch controls, swipe control, arcade control) • High Definition Custom 3D Graphics (Orca whales, penguins, angler fish, sharks, enemy subs, octopus, tropical fish, jelly fish, electric eels, and other undersea creatures!) • Original Sound Design • Six Undersea Levels filled with 3D Graphics (Open Ocean, Deep Sea Cave, Coral Reef, Arctic Sea, Underwater Volcano, Atlantis) • 5 Different Subs to choose from • Sub can shoot torpedos and launch a mechanical arm to pickup and drop treasures and pearls • Sub can surface above the water or travel uder the sea • Facebook, Twitter, Email & SMS Messaging integration for sharing • Options Screen & Ability to Pause Game & Turn Off the Sound • Beautifully Designed Custom User Interface • Built-in comprehensive help system — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:04, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't see any indication that this game is authorized by The Beatles or the filmmakers. Therefore, I don't think this meets the notability requirements for adding to the article. GoingBatty (talk) 01:28, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Ebook remake[edit]

On iTunes, there is a free ebook, called "The Beatles Yellow Submarine", which contains clips from the movie. Logan (talk) 08:52, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Is this copyright infringement, or a marketing tool used by the movie studio, or something else? GoingBatty (talk) 23:24, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
It's by Subafilms Ltd., read by Dean Lennox Kelly (supposed to play John Lennon in the remake). So probably some more merchandise. More info here: Logan (talk) 23:04, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

The narrator[edit]

I know this sounds like an silly question, but did George Martin play the narrator? If not, then who did? --Evanaeus (talk) 19:27, 3 July 2012 (UTC)


The timecodes in the Musical numbers section are pretty useless, especially if they're not identified as relating to either a PAL or an NTSC telecine. See PAL speedup. -- (talk) 19:30, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Aspect ratio[edit]

One key fact missing from the article is the original aspect ratio of the film. This has been the subject of a vitriolic argument on Could anyone out there establish the facts and record them in the article, and then indicate which (if any) of the DVD/BD releases is artistically valid? EEye (talk) 19:23, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

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