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‘Yellow Submarine’ to Become a Book

April 26, 2004

LONDON (AP) _ The Beatles’ psychedelic cartoon ``Yellow Submarine″ is being adapted for a children’s book, the group’s record label said Monday.

Apple Corps Ltd. said it had joined with Walker Books to create the book, which is expected to arrive in stores in September _ 36 years after the original animated feature film was released.

The book was inspired by the success of the release in 1999 of a digitally restored DVD version of the 1968 cult classic.

``‘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,″ Apple Corps. said.

The film followed the release of the ``Yellow Submarine″ single in 1966, which was a hit in Britain, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden.

It was translated into many languages, including Yiddish and Latin, and was taken up as an anthem by American activists opposing the war in Vietnam.

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