Yellow Submarine

yellow submarine

Now that we’ve watched When I am 64 about a hundred times on YouTube, I think it’s time I purchase the Yellow Submarine DVD. Ella and I are equally amazed by the psychedelic graphics in this DVD. For those of you not familiar with this awesome animation, Yellow Submarine is a 1968 animated feature film based on the music of The Beatles.

And I thought this was an interesting fact from Wikipedia:

The animation of Yellow Submarine has sometimes falsely been attributed to the famous psychedelic pop art artist of the era, Peter Max; but the film’s art director was Heinz Edelmann. Edelmann, along with his contemporary Milton Glaser, pioneered the psychedelic style for which Max would later become famous, but according to Edelmann and producer Al Brodax, as quoted in the book Inside the Yellow Submarine by Hieronimus and Cortner, Max had nothing to do with the production of Yellow Submarine.

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Like all good things people don’t want to change, Yellow Submarine will be getting the Polar Express/A Christmas Carol.

  2. Dear Tina,

    As far as I remember, Heinz made it in an incredible short time, and for an incredible small amount of money. He was as well the designer of several Klett-Cotta books in germany (Herr der Ringe…. ecc.)

    Great Man, great art, great Illustrations.

    If Disney tries to do a remake, they will have a tough time…

  3. My kids adore the movie! The children’s book version is wonderful as well. My son often watches the movie with the book in his lap, turning the pages as the movie progresses.

  4. My younger son used to love this film too when he was very little. And He couldn’t understand a word. I guess this must have to to with the universal appeal of the music and the colourful artwork in the Yellow Submarine.