Yellow Submarine

1968 G 1h 29m DVD

Yellow Submarine

1968 G 1h 29m DVD
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The Fab Four's first and only animated feature -- a psychadelic must-see for Beatles fans -- finds the boys trying to save Pepperland from the scourge of the Blue Meanies amid a sea of puns, non sequiturs and surrealistic flights of fancy.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
George Dunning, Dick Emery
Widescreen 1.85:1
French, English
English: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

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.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Very mild cartoonish peril. Ringo is shot with arrows but is unharmed. Blue Meanies shoot machine guns.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

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 / Alcohol

The word "LOVE" is spelled out like a lit cigarette. Cigar smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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