Initial press reports stated that the Beatles themselves would provide their own character voices. The film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, in contrast to the Beatles' previous film venture Magical Mystery Tour. Pixar co-founder and former chief creative officer John Lasseter has credited the film with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form. John Lennon later said: "I think it's a great movie, it's my favourite Beatle movie. Sean loves it now, all the little children love it.
CNN Even during a global pandemic, the Beatles found a way for people to come together. Escape with us to a place where, for a little while, nothing is real. Have some fun! Dress-up as your fave character from the film or in your Beatles finest. Watching from work! Definitely singing under this!!!! He's requested a YellowSubmarine themed birthday this weekend, so today's YellowSubLive couldn't have come at a better time.
Released in Britain on 17th January, and a few days earlier in the US , Yellow Submarine was the soundtrack to an animated feature film which had received its UK premiere some six months earlier. The original LP release contained the Beatles tracks on side one with a newly recorded orchestral score composed and arranged by George Martin occupying side two of the disc. Of the Beatles tracks, four were brand new songs. The album was never intended as a high profile Beatles release, indeed it was issued when The Beatles was still no. Despite that the album still managed a no. It was a great excuse to go right in the middle of that whole culture that was happening and give them a theme tune.
It was included on their album Revolver and issued as a single, coupled with " Eleanor Rigby ". The single went to number one on every major British chart, remained at number one for four weeks, and charted for 13 weeks. It won an Ivor Novello Award "for the highest certified sales of any single issued in the UK in ". In the US, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot chart, behind " You Can't Hurry Love " by the Supremes and it became the most successful Beatles song to feature Starr as lead vocalist. It became the title song of the animated United Artists film, also called Yellow Submarine , and the soundtrack album to the film , released as part of the Beatles' music catalogue. An orchestral reprise to the song arranged by George Martin titled "Yellow Submarine in Pepperland" is featured at the end of the film and its soundtrack.