Published Mar 20, 2012If your old VHS copy of Yellow Submarine is starting to get a little fuzzy from years of use, then we've got some good news for you: the Beatles' beloved cartoon film from 1968 has been touched up and will be coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 29.
The currently out-of-print flick has been restored for the digital age, and purists will be pleased to note that, due to the hand-drawn nature of the original animation, no automated computer programs were used during the touch-ups. Rather, each frame was done by hand.
The bonus features that come with the film, whose trailer you can watch below, include a making-of mini-doc called Mod Odyssey, audio commentary from producer John Coates and art director Heinz Edelmann, interviews with others involved in the movie, and more. The package comes with a 16-page booklet, stickers, and reproductions of animation cells.
In addition to the film, the Beatles will also be reissuing the Yellow Submarine Songtrack on CD on May 29. Before that, on April 24, Candlewick Press will put out a hardcover edition of the Yellow Submarine picture book, which, according to a press release, features "the lighthearted wit of the film's script alongside original artwork from the movie that has charmed children and adults through several generations."