[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 26 April, 2004, 11:31 GMT 12:31 UK
Yellow Submarine to become a book
Yellow Submarine
A sample page from the new Yellow Submarine picture book
The Beatles' hit 1968 psychedelic cartoon The Yellow Submarine is being made into a children's book.

The book, to be published in September, was inspired by the film's "timeless appeal" and its successful 2003 release the band's company Apple Corps said.

The Yellow Submarine single came out in 1966 and was a number one in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden.

It was also translated into Yiddish and Latin and was an anti-war anthem.

The Yellow Submarine picture book will be printed in eight languages.


The 1968 film featured artwork by Heinz Edelmann as The Beatles tried to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies.

The Beatles' own involvement in the film was limited to the writing of four new songs and a brief in-person appearance at the end.

The Fab Four's voices were provided by actors - including Geoffrey Hughes, who later played Eddie Yates in the ITV soap Coronation Street.

Published in partnership with Walker Books, it will be Apple Corps' first picture book.

Its only other publishing venture was the Beatles Anthology, which sold more than two million copies worldwide since it was published in 1999.

Yellow Submarine 'for London stage'
25 Nov 01  |  Entertainment
Submarine buoys Beatles week
25 Aug 99  |  Entertainment
Yellow Submarine heads for Paris
04 Aug 99  |  Entertainment
Apple case to be heard in London
07 Apr 04  |  Entertainment
Beatles see no future online
14 Oct 03  |  Entertainment

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific