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Yellow Submarine Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

Beatles classic with great animation, music.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although rumors suggest that songs like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" are veiled references to drugs and the animation sometimes has a psychedelic look, there is nothing that remotely approaches drug or alcohol use of any kind. The violence is extremely mild, especially by cartoon standards. The Meanies take over by "bonking" people with green apples.

  • Families can talk about the different ways to interpret this movie -- do you think there are hidden messages? Why do you think the Beatles wanted to make this movie?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Very mild peril

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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