This Saturday, YouTube Music will premiere an exclusive, one-time broadcast of the 1968 animated classic, Yellow Submarine, as a global, Sing-A-Long event. The film’s restored Sing-A-Long version, featuring the timeless music of The Beatles, includes song lyrics at the bottom of the screen for the world to sing along to. The film will stream live on The Beatles’ official YouTube channel on Saturday, 25 April at 4PM Dublin Time.
The whimsical animated feature stands as an innovative pop-art classic, brimming with peace, love, and hope. Directed by George Dunning, the film was inspired by The Beatles’ music, and featured a variety of material from the Fab Four, including the title track, ‘Yellow Submarine’, off their 1966 LP, Revolver. It also offered four previously-unreleased tracks, including ‘All Together Now’, ‘It’s All Too Much’, ‘Only A Northern Song’ and ‘Hey Bulldog’, all of which were officially released on the band’s tenth studio album, 1969’s Yellow Submarine, which also served as film’s soundtrack.
Yellow Submarine also includes many other Beatles favourites to sing along to, such as ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’, ‘When I’m Sixty Four’ and ‘All You Need Is Love’. As John Lennon pointed out in a 1980 interview, Yellow Submarine can be enjoyed by Beatles fans of all ages. “I think it’s a great movie, it’s my favourite Beatle movie”, shared the icon, adding that his son, Sean Ono Lennon, “Loves it now, all the little children love it”.