THE BEATLES‘ cartoon, ‘YELLOW SUBMARINE’ is being made into a children’s book.
The book will hit shops in September, 36 years after the original feature film was released.
A digitally-restored version of the Sixties animation classic was released on DVD in 1999, and its success inspired The Beatles‘ company, Apple Corps, to team up with Walker Books for the new project.
“The Yellow Submarine was made as a psychedelic film in the Sixties, but it has had a timeless appeal, particularly for children, over the last four decades,” an Apple spokesman said.
None of The Beatles provided the voices for their doubles in the cartoon, which was illustrated by Heinz Edelmann.
The ‘Yellow Submarine’ single was released in 1966, reaching No 1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden.