Yellow Submarine + Singalong

Yellow Submarine + Singalong U

Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation


Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018

George Dunning
Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
89 mins, 1968, UK/USA
Primary language:

Music fans of all ages can enjoy this newly restored riotous ode to psychedelic music, fashion, art and animation – and with this special singalong version, each generation of the family can enjoy!

In the film, the Beatles are spirited away in the eponymous yellow submarine to save Pepperland from the dreaded Blue Meanies. Along the way, the singing saviors encounter a surreal feast for both the eyes and ears: phantasmagorical creatures, outrageous landscapes, and colors that move to each and every Beatles song on the soundtrack.

It’s a drug-free, hallucinogenic journey for the armchair tripper, the peak of which is undoubtedly (and not surprisingly) the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds sequence.

An exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – let the inimitable Beatles bring your family together this Bank Holiday with this experimental rollercoaster vision of a strange, beautiful world.

Screening with DepicT! short: Conformity Juice (Dir: Rosa Fisher, 2015, 1min, 42 secs).

Part of Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation. For activities and events across the UK see

Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with the BFI Film Audience Network and project partners, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Why not make some of your own colourful creations inspired by Yellow Submarine at our free Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop directly before the Fri 24 Aug 13:00 screening between 10:00 - 12:00.