Yellow Submarine dives into Apple as animated e-book

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Yellow Submarine dives into Apple as animated e-book

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Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

Beatles fans who dug the classic 1968 “Yellow Submarine” cartoon can now hop aboard their iPhones and iPads to revisit the adventure.

Now available as an e-book through Apple ‘s iBooks store, “Yellow Submarine” tries to recapture the fun and whimsy of the movie by taking you on a journey through the magical paradise of Pepperland.

Much more than just another static e-book, “Yellow Submarine” is an interactive ride complete with full-color illustrations, animations, video clips, and music from the film.

Viewing the book page by page reveals many of the familiar scenes and characters, often animated. Sometimes the characters move by themselves. Other times tapping on a certain character causes it to move or laugh or change colors unexpectedly.

One cool page shows the Beatles popping their heads up through the Sea of Holes. Tapping on the head of John, Paul, George, or Ringo causes it to disappear and pop up in another hole. Another page reveals the large-nosed Suckophant monster sucking in other sea creatures.

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Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

And at times, the familiar little Yellow Submarine can be seen swimming along in the background.

Beyond the animations, the book includes short clips from the m… [Read more]

Yellow Submarine dives into Apple as animated e-book

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