was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. The film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame.
, CEO of Abramorama said, “We’re thrilled to have the privilege of bringing
back to the big screen so that 3 generations of happy Beatles fans can enjoy the ground-breaking animation and classic tunes and that have long been part of our collective cultural DNA.”
, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal,
began its voyage to the screen when Brodax, who had previously produced nearly 40 episodes of ABC’s animated Beatles TV series, approached The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein with a unique vision for a full-length animated feature.
, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it
was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.
Inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann,
is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.
About Apple Corps Limited
Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to oversee the band's own creative and business interests. As part of its management of The Beatles’ entire intellectual property canon, the London-based company has administered the legendary band’s recorded catalogue, with more than 800 million physical and digital albums sold to date.
Apple Corps has also piloted innovative Beatles projects, which have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment, including the record-breaking, 30 million-selling album The Beatles
, the universally acclaimed
series, the Grammy®-winning CD, vinyl, digital and streaming release of
The Beatles’ 13 remastered studio albums, 2017’s chart-topping remixed and expanded Anniversary Edition for
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
, and in partnership with Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures and Polygram Entertainment/UMG, the Grammy®-winning 2016 feature documentary,
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
, directed by Ron Howard.
In Apple Corps’ first major theatrical partnership,
Cirque du Soleil
® has played to nearly nine million audience members since its June 2006 opening at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The Beatles’
also resulted in a double Grammy®-winning album and a Grammy®-winning feature film,
All Together Now,
which details the fascinating story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and launch of
The Beatles debuted for streaming worldwide on December 24, 2015 with the band’s 13 U.K. studio albums and
Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2)
The Beatles 1962-1966
The Beatles 1967-1970
, and The Beatles
, followed by The Beatles’
Anthology, Volumes 1-3
music collections and the
album. Songs by The Beatles were streamed more than four billion times in the first two years.
And continuing the commitment to preserving the archives and legacy of The Beatles’ catalogue, The Beatles’
Magical Mystery Tour
feature films have in recent years been painstakingly digitally restored for DVD, Blu-ray™, and iTunes release. Visit
for more information.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at
Abramorama is the preeminent global rights management partner for music films today and is recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film distribution and event cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers and content owners. An industry leader in marketing, promotion, and global distribution, Abramorama continues to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience.
Over the course of more than 15 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years;
Danny Clinch and Pearl Jam’s
Lets Play Two
; Amir Bar-Lev's
Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead;
Paul Dugdale and Myles Desenberg’s
Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job;
Corbett Redford and Green Day’s
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk,
Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary
; Sam Pollard’s
Two Trains Runnin
’; Brett Bern's
BANG! The Bert Berns Story
; Brett Morgen and National Geographic’s seminal
; Tomer Heymann's
Time To Choose;
; Neil Young’s
Pearl Jam Twenty;
Anvil! The Story of Anvil;
Banksy’s Academy Award® nominated
Exit Through the Gift Shop
; the surprise indie hit
Awake: The Life of Yogananda;
Laurie Anderson’s astonishing New York Times critics’ pick,
Heart of a Dog,
Showtime’s National Board of Review Winner
Listen to Me Marlon
and Draft House Releasing’s 2016 Documentary Academy Award®-nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner
The Look of Silence
. Abramorama is a founding partner of
The Seventh Art Stand
program, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, that ran in more than 50 theaters across the United States in May of 2017. For more information visit
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