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Disney to remake Yellow Submarine

The Beatles
Yellow Submarine was an animated film based on The Beatles' music

A 3D remake of The Beatles' 1968 film Yellow Submarine has been confirmed, Disney Studios has announced.

It will incorporate the 16 Beatles songs and recordings from the original animated film.

Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook said the new film will be directed by Robert Zemeckis using the same motion-capture effects employed in Polar Express.

Meanwhile, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been confirmed as the name of the new film in the series.

Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for the fourth instalment, which will debut in 2011.

Disney has also said it was starting a new "scary movie" label venture with Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro called Disney Double Dare You.

The announcements were made at a four-day fan convention in California, that featured appearances from Depp, Tim Burton, Miley Cyrus and Nicolas Cage.

John Travolta also turned up with wife Kelly Preston.

It was the couple's first public appearance since the death of their son, Jett, in January.



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