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The Beatles Yellow Submarine Original Production Drawing: John Lennon

By: United Artists


John Lennon

MEDIUM: ​Original Production Drawing
IMAGE SIZE: 12 Field
PRODUCTION: Yellow Submarine
YEAR: 1968
SKU: CCV2039

ABOUT THE IMAGE: The Beatles: Yellow Submarine is a 1968 animated jukebox musical fantasy comedy adventure film inspired by the music of the Beatles, directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Initial press reports stated that the Beatles themselves would provide their own character voices. 

The film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, in contrast to the Beatles' previous film venture Magical Mystery Tour. Pixar co-founder and former chief creative officer John Lasseter has credited the film with generating wider interest in animation as a serious art form, it having been generally considered a children's medium at the time. Time commented that it "turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and aesthetes alike". Half a century after its release, it is still regarded as a landmark of animation.

ABOUT THE MEDIUM:  Original Production Drawings are one-of-a-kind pieces of art that were used in the creation of an animated film or television show. Each has been hand-drawn by a studio artist.