Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Yellow Submarine is the 1968 animated feature starring The Beatles and inspired by their song of the same name. Although rumors suggest that songs like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" are veiled references to drugs and the animation sometimes has a psychedelic look, there is nothing that remotely approaches drug or alcohol use of any kind. The violence is extremely mild, especially by cartoon standards. The Meanies take over by "bonking" people with green apples, Ringo is shot with arrows but is unharmed. The animation is highly imaginative and playful, although the looks of some of the Blue Meanies, with their mean-grins and yellow teeth, might be a bit nightmarish for younger or more sensitive kids.
Very mild cartoonish peril. Ringo is shot with arrows but is unharmed. Blue Meanies shoot machine guns.
Imaginative animation paired with the music of Beatles--themes expounding on the song "All You Need is Love," creative play is championed through the movie's witty comedy and surrealistic artwork.
While it's not necessarily the intention of this movie, there are many sequences featuring Beatles' songs from various albums, and like any music video, there is an inherent marketing context at work.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The word "LOVE" is spelled out like a lit cigarette. Cigar smoking.