BOOKS: We all live (again) in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

Fifty years ago, The Beatles set off on a magical musical and cinematic journey with their 1968 film “Yellow Submarine.” And now two anniversary book editions are letting fans of all ages experience the journey again or for the first time. “Yellow Submarine” and “Yellow Submarine: A Panorama Pop-Up” were released by Candlewick Press ( in June, coinciding with the animated movie’s return to theaters in the U.K. “The kids will love it, and so will their baby-boomer grandparents,” the Orlando Sentinel declared in a book review. In a sense, that echoes the reaction to the original film, which won a New York Film Critics award and was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 40 greatest animated movies in history.