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Love this movie SO MUCH! The animation is so cool, especially for its time. The Chief Blue Meanie was such a hilarious character. 

Also I was wondering: according to certain websites, the Four are voiced by other people. I’m pretty sure that’s not true... but I’d like to know for sure.

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Sadly, the voices in the film are not those of the Beatles. It's very sad. There is little in this world that I love more than their voices. I think the same guy voiced two of them... and George's guy left partway through (I think he was an army deserter? I'm not sure...). 

I love this movie too! The Chief is great... but I love Max. a-hard-days-night-george-10blue-meanie

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Sadly, the voices in the film are not those of the Beatles. It's very sad. There is little in this world that I love more than their voices. I think the same guy voiced two of them... and George's guy left partway through (I think he was an army deserter? I'm not sure...). 

I love this movie too! The Chief is great... but I love Max. a-hard-days-night-george-10blue-meanie  

I agree that The Beatles voices are some of the most wonderful sounds ever. It’s a shame they didn’t do the voice acting. On a related note, when I was little, there was a children’s show called Thomas and Friends, and the UK version’s first two seasons were narrorated by Ringo, and to this day it’s like ASMR for me.

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I agree that The Beatles voices are some of the most wonderful sounds ever. It’s a shame they didn’t do the voice acting. On a related note, when I was little, there was a children’s show called Thomas and Friends, and the UK version’s first two seasons were narrorated by Ringo, and to this day it’s like ASMR for me.  

YES. My brother used to listen to the audiobooks in his room, and even before I knew it was Ringo I would go in and listen with him because he has SUCH A GREAT VOICE. It's just amazing. (but not as amazing as George's, I shall remain loyal a-hard-days-night-paul-4a-hard-days-night-george-10)

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For whatever reason, I could never sit through this whole movie.  Never seen it in it's entirety, nor I doubt I will ever.  It's not the Beatles plain & simple. blue-meanie

I do however like the ending when the Beatles talk/sing. ahdn_john_08_gifa-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-george-10a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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I do however like the ending when the Beatles talk/sing. ahdn_john_08_gifa-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-george-10a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  

Of course! A great moment... 

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Can we all agree that the ending was one of the sweetest scenes of all time?heart

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Can we all agree that the ending was one of the sweetest scenes of all time?heart  

I can't argue with that. It's been too long since I last saw YS, maybe I'll rewatch it over break. 

Also, it's hard not to love that one scene with the actual Beatles... with Ringo and his hole, and George just casually peeking over his shoulder... heart

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All right, I just came here to say again how underrated *cough* *cough* amazing this film is.

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That’s all. 

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All right, I just came here to say again how underrated *cough* *cough* amazing this film is.

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That’s all. 

  

I agree.

You know what else is amazing?

Help .

Why do I post that here, you ask, and not in the Help thread?

1. Because I am Fiddy, and derailing is what I do john-lennon-salute_gif

2. and also because the Help thread does not exist.

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50yearslate said 2. and also because the Help thread does not exist

On it already, mate.

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...you're in the Help thread? 

Whenever I click on it it tells me "there are no topics in this forum."

If you've figured out how to resurrect it, please do tell me as I miss it a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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If you've figured out how to resurrect it, please do tell me as I miss it a-hard-days-night-paul-10

  

Just made a new topic, nothing much.

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Believe it or not, this is still the only Beatle movie I have seen in it's entirety. I love it! It's one of my absolute favorites

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Look, I love this movie for the sheer experience, but there are things I would change. For starters, the Beatles themselves being barely involved is a pure sin. (They didn't want to be.)

If they were gonna make this, The script should have been written by them. John was MADE for this type of imagery and he should have had input (Apart from a few gags of his being added.)

Some of the plot is rushed. We barely get to know anything about Pepperland or why the Meanies attack it apart from one or two lines of dialog with a bland excuse. I know, "The plot isn't the point." --and thats to the film's detriment.

Some of the song sequences serve absolutely no purpose. The LUCY IN THE SKY sequence happens for no reason, effects nothing, and doesn't even give us the right imagery for the song. All the others at least relate to what happens on screen.

The acting by the ones voicing the Beatles are each awful. They sound board throughout and wooden with very little emotion or even properly in character dialog. Lets be honest: All The Beatles are Mary Sues in the film....yeah I said it.blue-meanie

All in all, it's a fine movie for a surrealistic animation experience but it fails to be as good as it could have been.

Found this, though:

JOHN in 1980 (on the movie soundtrack): "It was the third movie that we owed United Artists. Brian (Epstein) had set it up and we wanted nothing to do with it. They wanted another song, so I knocked off 'Hey Bulldog .' It's a good-sounding record that means nothing."

YEAH John! Break that illusion! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Oooh, Paul agrees with me too! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

PAUL: "Al Brodax talked to us about the possibility of doing a feature and we met at my house in London. Erich Segal came along as well. At the start, all four of us hoped for something a little bit groovier... sort of more classic 'Pinocchio' or 'Snow White.' Right away, they (Broadax and Segal) made it clear that they weren't keen to do just a straight Disney thing... and said, 'We think you're further out now.' So from being rather childish, which the (saturday morning) cartoon series most definitely was, they wanted to go completely psychedelic! So they went ahead and made something that 'at the time' I wasn't wild about because it lacked the ingenuity and warmth and over-all magic you associate with Disney. The end result was that 'Yellow Submarine ' just didn't draw me into it. Basically I thought it had alot of very clever sequences, but nothing more. Looking back now, it most definitely is a piece of it's time, and you can't escape the fact that it was very innovative."

Nah, Macca! You're good. Spot on: A good idea with lazy execution. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8If that's how you feel about YS I'm terrified to hear your thoughts on MMT. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Nah, Macca! You're good. Spot on: A good idea with lazy execution. a-hard-days-night-john-1

  

Something from Paul's Disney memory like Sleeping Beauty took 8 years for Disney to make.....The last hand drawn 2D Disney was 1966 and that was a Winnie The Pooh short.....

To come out with something of traditional Disney quality probably wasn't ever envisaged as a starter......

So while I agree to some extent.......I recall my reaction in the cinema that year was.....This isn't a Disney classic but I enjoyed it. It was witty and quirky......The Eleanor Rigby section added something to the song..for me at least. 

It wasn't lazy......It was of its time. Squeezed as it was between labour intensive frame by frame paintings and the computer generated animation of today.

It was fun, colourful and silly....... I think all the Beatles were quite impressed when they saw it.

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Something from Paul's Disney memory like Sleeping Beauty took 8 years for Disney to make.....The last hand drawn 2D Disney was 1966 and that was a Winnie The Pooh short.....

To come out with something of traditional Disney quality probably wasn't ever envisaged as a starter......

So while I agree to some extent.......I recall my reaction in the cinema that year was.....This isn't a Disney classic but I enjoyed it. It was witty and quirky......The Eleanor Rigby section added something to the song..for me at least. 

It wasn't lazy......It was of its time. Squeezed as it was between labour intensive frame by frame paintings and the computer generated animation of today.

It was fun, colorful and silly....... I think all the Beatles were quite impressed when they saw it.  

Really? Paul just told you he wasn't impressed. It wasn't lazy from an animation perspective, no. From a plot and storytelling standpoint, it absolutely is. In fact, I watched the film again to verify my stances and yes, the film suffers TERRIBLY from pacing issues and lack of character arcs despite intentionally setting them up. Its a little sad. There was potential from Ringo's "Nothing ever happens to me" plot, there was potential from Jeremy's Nowhere Man plot (He should have been introduced earlier in the film and caused trouble for The Beatles unintentionally before being sent away, then saving them later after figuring out who he is. They tried doing this in the film but rushed it with little to no impact.) As well as John's know it all plot. How cool would it have been if he doubted the practicality of the whole journey, and then at last was faced with the glove. All looks lost until he remembers what he had been trying to tell people: All You Need Is Love . Thats why all of it was able to happen. The power of positive thinking and believing in the imagination. He lets go and confronts the glove, using the power to his advantage. THAT is a full arc! 🙂
Granted, they would never have been able to do that back then. If the film ever gets a remake though.....apple01

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That plot sounds kind of, I don't know, predictable? I kind of enjoy the randomness of the plot, you can never quite tell what's coming next. 

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It's not a plot, it's a trip. I think it's sort of intended as a psychedelic meander through Beatlesongardens rather than a proper film -- it was 1968, after all. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

I've always enjoyed it, perhaps because the moments are more important to me than the overall arc. But that's just me. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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