Title: Yellow Submarine
Author and illustrator: The Beatles
Publisher: Walker Books
Format: hardback - 40 pages. Mini edition.
Age: + 5
Far away, 80,000 leagues below the sea, lies a colourful land of song and laughter... Pepperland, a musical wonderworld where Sergeant Pepper's Band plays on for ever. Until, that is, the music-hating Blue Meanies overrun Pepperland leaving it a colourless, silent wasteland.
But out of the darkness shines a light... Captain Fred manages to escape the Meanies in a yellow submarine and sails to Liverpool, home of the Beatles. Ringo takes pity on him, and with a little help from his friends, John, Paul and George, they set off on a magical adventure to bring music and love back to Pepperland.
Inspired by the song ''Yellow Submarine'' from the Beatles' REVOLVER album, the film YELLOW SUBMARINE was released in July 1968, and was immediately hailed as a visioanry masterpiece.
This extraordinary collaboration of talent - Heinz Edelmann's avant-garde amalgam of pop-art wedded with the Beatles's music - was brought to life in celluloid with ground-breaking animation techniques.
More than thirty years later, the film continues to beguile adults and children alike.