Watch Yellow Submarine (1968) movie

a 1968 animated feature film after an original story written by Lee Minoff, based on The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney's songs, directed by animation producer George Dunning, about the triumph of LOVE over gLOVE and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band over Blue Meanies.

Intro lines

Once upon a time or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland. 80,000 leagues beneath the sea it lay, or lie, I'm not too sure. Pepperland is a tickle of joy on the blue belly of the universe.

Cast as voice

John Clive - John (speaking voice); Geoffrey Hughes - Paul (speaking voice); Peter Batten - George (speaking voice); Paul Angelis - Ringo (speaking voice), Chief Blue Meanie, George (speaking voice); Dick Emery - Lord Mayor, Nowhere Man, Max; Lance Percival - Young/Old Fred; John Lennon - John (singing voice); Paul McCartney - Paul (singing voice); George Harrison - George (singing voice); Ringo Starr - Ringo (singing voice).



The movie Yellow Submarine was a box-office hit, creative images, and its soundtrack of Beatles songs. The recurring line "It's all in the mind" is taken from The Goon Show. In summer 1967, director George Dunning brought German artist Heinz Edelmann to London to work as production designer on this movie. The Beatles' animated personas were based on their appearance in the promotional film for the song "Strawberry Fields Forever". The real Beatles participated only in the closing scene of the film, with the fictional counterparts of the Beatles voiced by other actors.

Pictures of characters


RINGO: I could have sworn there was a yellow submarine. But that isn't logical, is it? It must have been one of them unidentified flying cupcakes or a figment of my imagination.

JOHN: There's a Cyclops. PAUL: Can't be. He's got two eyes. JOHN: Then it must be a bi-Cyclops. GEORGE: There's another one. JOHN: A whole cyclopedia.

JEREMY HILLARY BOOB, PHD.: I must complete my bust, two novels, finish my blueprints, begin my beguine. JOHN: Must you always talk in rhyme? JEREMY HILLARY BOOB, PHD.: If I spoke prose, you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about. Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo. So little time, so much to know.

RINGO: Open your mouth, it won't hurt. John, you haven't half got a big mouth, haven't you? JOHN: It's easy. All you need is love.

OLD FRED: By Neptune's knickerbockers, she's puttered out. JOHN: Maybe we should call a road service. PAUL: Can't. No road. RINGO: And we're not sub-scribers. PAUL, JOHN, GEORGE: Subscribers!

RINGO: It's all a load of Father Xmas's. PAUL: It's not. It's Father Time. RINGO: How do you know? PAUL: I read it in a book.

RINGO: He's so smart, he doesn't even remember what he knows. PAUL: Why don't we show him our motor? JEREMY HILLARY BOOB, PHD.: Turbo-prop, super-combustible spring. Metrocyclonic and stereophonic, this motor, I see, has a broken down thing.

GEORGE: How many do you think there are in all? JEREMY: Enough to fill the Albert Hall.

CHIEF BLUE MEANIE: The hills are alive... MAX: With the sound of music. CHIEF BLUE MEANIE: Who is responsible for this? MAX: Rimsky Korsakov? Guy Lombardo? CHIEF BLUE MEANIE: My dear friend let us not forget that heaven is blue.

GEORGE: Hey, that's a funny place to leave a goldfish bowl. JOHN: In Pepperland, all things are possible. PAUL: It's not a goldfish bowl. JOHN: Just a big glass bowl, then. PAUL: It's blue glass. RINGO: It must be from Kentucky.

RINGO: Compared with my life, Eleanor Rigby's was a gay, mad whirl. I feel like an old, splintered drumstick. OLD FRED: What you need is 'H' for hurry, 'E' for ergent, 'L' for love me and 'P' for please help.

Songs from movie soundtrack

Yellow Submarine song lyrics:
In the town where I was born, / Lived a man who sailed the sea, / And he told us of his life, / In the land of submarines. / So we sailed on to the sun, / Till we found the sea of green, / And we lived beneath the waves, / In our yellow submarine. / We all live in a yellow submarine, / Yellow submarine, yellow submarine, / And our friends are all aboard, / Many more of them live next door, / And the band begins to play. / We all live in a yellow submarine, / Yellow submarine, yellow submarine, / As we live a life of ease, / Everyone of us has all we need, / Sky of blue and sea of green, / In our yellow submarine. / We all live in a yellow submarine, / Yellow submarine, yellow submarine. / We all live in a yellow submarine, / Yellow submarine, yellow submarine,


The movie is fictional with stuff you wouldn't find in any other animated movie. A wonderfully vibrant and gorgeous cartoon and a treat for the eye and ear. The Yellow Submarine movie exists as pure charm, expressed in fantastical imagery on the Beatles unforgettable music.

End lines

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Catchy tune, that. RINGO STARR: I can't seem to get it out of my head. GEORGE HARRISON: Then shake it. RINGO STARR: That's what we've been doing all night. PAUL MCCARTNEY: Yeah, it was a great party. GEORGE HARRISON: And we brought back lots of lovely souvenirs. Here is the motor. PAUL MCCARTNEY: I've got a little love. RINGO STARR: And I've got a hole in my pocket. PAUL MCCARTNEY: A hole? RINGO STARR: Half a hole, anyway. I gave the rest to Jeremy. GEORGE HARRISON: What can he do with half a hole? PAUL MCCARTNEY: Fix it to keep his mind from wandering. RINGO STARR: Look at John, will you? PAUL MCCARTNEY: What's the matter, John? JOHN LENNON: Blue Meanies? Newer and bluer Meanies have been sighted within the vicinity of this theatre. There's only one way to go out. GEORGE HARRISON: How's that? JOHN LENNON: Singing. RINGO STARR: One PAUL MCCARTNEY: Two GEORGE HARRISON: Three JOHN LENNON: Four


The director George Dunning (1920 -1979), a Canadian-born British filmmaker, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and studied in at the Ontario College of Art, and soon found freelance work as an illustrator. From 1944 to 1947 Dunning created many original short films and developed his skills animating articulated, painted, metal cut-outs.

Production supervisor John Coates states that many of movie lines were written by poet, performance poet, broadcaster, children's author and playwright, Roger McGough, though he received no credit in the film.

Yellow Submarine spelled in 33 languages

In the final scene of the movie, the verse "All Together Now" is presented 27 times in 16 languages. As a tribute to this immortal movie, you can read it in 33 languages (alphabetical order):
Arabic أصفر الغواصة     Bulgarian Жълтата подводница     Chinese 黄色潜水艇     Czech Žluté ponorce     Danish Gul ubåd     Estonian Kollane allveelaev     Filipino Dilaw sa ilalim ng tubig     Finnish Keltainen sukellusvene     French Sous-marin jaune     Galician Submarino amarelo     German Gelbe U-Boot     Greek Κίτρινο υποβρύχιο     Hebrew הצוללת הצהובה     Hindi पीला पनडुब्बी     Hungarian Sárga tengeralattjáró     Icelandic Gult kafbátur     Indonesian Kuning kapal selam     Irish Buí Fhomhuireán     Italian Sottomarino giallo     Japanese イエローサブマリ     Korean 노란 잠수함     Polish Żółtej łodzi podwodnej     Portuguese Submarino amarelo     Romanian Submarinul galben     Russian Желтая подводная лодка     Serbian Жута подморница     Slovak Žltej ponorke     Spanish Submarino amarillo     Swedish Gul ubåt     Thai เรือดำน้ำสีเหลือง     Turkish Sarı denizaltı     Ukrainian Жовтий підводний човен     Vietnamese Tàu ngầm vàng     Yiddish געלע סובמאַרין