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What emerges is a vivid time capsule of the late '60s and a minor milestone in animation. The music represents the quartet's zenith--Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The story line, cobbled together by producer Al Brodax and a committee of writers, is a broad, feather-light allegory set in idyllic Pepperland, where the gentle citizens are threatened by the nasty, music-hating Blue Meanies and their surreal arsenal of henchmen, with the Beatles enlisted to thwart the bad guys. Visually, designer Heinz Edelmann mixes the biomorphic squiggles, day-glo palette, and Beardsley-esque portraits of Peter Max with rotoscoped still photographs and film; Edelmann's animated collages also nod to Andy Warhol and Magritte in properly psychedelic fashion, which works wonderfully with such terrific songs.
High orthodox Beatlemaniacs can still grouse that the animated Fab Four are (literally) flat archetypes, but that's missing the sheer bloom of the music or the giddy, campy fun of the visuals. Making sense of the story is second to submerging blissfully in the sights and sounds of this video treat. --Sam Sutherland
You have to respect what the Beatles did with this movie. I would assume if your buying it you have already seen it, in which case there is no reason to convince you of its... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Transonic
Finalement j'ai pu voir ce dessin animé qui me branche avec l'art Pop, les années hippies, les couleurs voyantes, respirant la beauté et la... Read morePublished on March 22 2012 by Happy
Can't give 5 stars but the movie is enjoyable. DVD has English subtitles which is good. Lots of pun-based humor. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2011 by Say No More 67
In my case that was 1969. That's when I saw this in a double billing with Barbarella (1968) at West Point, NY.
The music is great and it brings back a part of history. Read more
me and my friends are fans of The Beatles so we figured we'd watch it one night.. haha we died laughing! thier voices are so mellow! Read morePublished on March 14 2005 by Jodi H.
I just don't get why people love the movie. Yes, the music in it is exeltnet and it did introduce three new great Beatles songs (All Together Now, Only a Northern Song, and Hey... Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by payasyouexit
Turn off your mind
Float down stream
¿Do you wanna watch a movie...
with no blood, no bad words, no nudes, no witchery, no romance, and... Read more
Treat your child to this wonderful and gifted movie. My daughter recently turned 5 and now sings Beatle songs. Read morePublished on May 26 2004