Titan Comics has announced a deal with Apple Corps Ltd to publish an official illustrated adaptation of The Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine.
The book is due to hit shelves in 2018 to tie-in with the 50th Anniversary of the release of the original film. The deal was brokered by Bravado International, The Beatles’ North American licensing agent.
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine movie (originally released in 1968) is an animated musical fantasy film inspired by the music of The Beatles. In the film, Paul, John, George and Ringo agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies.
Directed by animation producer George Dunning, the film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Since its original release, the movie has become a cornerstone of contemporary popular culture and has inspired generations of award-winning animators.
This labour of love has been in the works for twenty years and is written and illustrated by Bill Morrison – writer and artist from The Simpsons Comics.
“We’re thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic movie,” said Chris Teather, publishing director at Titan Comics. “We can’t wait for Beatles fans to experience this official adaptation.”