The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” will be back in theaters next month in a new version that may not sit well with some Beatles fans. Deadline reports that the release by Abramorama comes as the 1968 animated classic marks its 50th anniversary.
“Helpfully, the film will have the bouncing ball-style lyrics at the bottom of the screen for the first time, allowing audiences to sing along,” Deadline reports, adding: “Is it too much to imagine that most people would remember the lyrics to such Beatles classics featured in the movie from the title song to ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ ‘When I’m Sixty-Four,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘All You Need Is Love’?”
The new enhancements appear to be part of an effort to reach new fans. “The hope is to make the tunes more accessible to a younger generation to discover the songs by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr,” Deadline notes.