"It's all in the mind y'know"
Yellow Submarine is a 1968 psychedelic animated musical fantasy featuring the songs of The Beatles. The music hating Blue Meanines attack
, draining the countryside of colour
and turning its inhabitants into immobile statues. Only one man, Old Fred (Lance
Percival) manages to escape, doing so in a yellow submarine. He travels to
Liverpool where he enlists the help of The
Beatles to save Pepper Land from the Blue Meanie
menace. On their journey to Pepper
Land Pepper Land the five of them travel through several strange
seas which include The Sea of Holes, The Sea of Green and The Sea of Nothing
before making it to to take on the
Meanies. All the way they are accompanied by a selection of Beatles songs which the plot ties into. Pepper
Although the film was based on the song of the same name by Lennon & McCartney, The Beatles actually had very little to do with the film with actors impersonating the Fab Four. The band only appears as themselves in the brief closing scene. The slightly off voice work adds to the cartoon feel of the film while their actual songs provide a fantastic accompanying soundtrack.