"Yellow Submarine" the 1968 Beatles film has been remastered and digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 29.
The entire worke was done by hand as no animated software was delicate enough for thehand drawn art. This was all done by hand, frame by frame. A labor intensive undertaking that should bring back the films clarity.
Production designer Heinz Edelmann said the following:
'I thought from the very beginning that the film should be a series of interconnected shorts' remembers Edelmann. 'The style should vary every five minutes or so to keep the interest going until the end.' These styles included melding live-action photography with animation, 3-dimensional sequences and kaleidoscopic 'rotoscoping' where film is traced frame by frame into drawings. The entire process took nearly two years, 14 different scripts, 40 animators and 140 technical artists, ultimately producing a groundbreaking triumph of animation.
Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with songs, including 'Eleanor Rigby,' 'When I'm Sixty-Four,' 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,' 'All You Need Is Love,' and 'It's All Too Much.'