Ah! The Human Imagination.
What Times we live in! What Mass Fantasies we have enjoyed together!
Today, the Dollmaker recognizes and celebrates:
The Incredible Artwork of
who conceived the Landscapes and Characters for the animated film:
a Monument to the kaleidoscopic Carnival of Human Sensibility.....
Every sentient Soul in the Spectrum blooming Bright and Beautiful...
...actually... not quite every sentient soul...
...picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies...
Edelmann really did create some terrific villains. (seriously Toothy)
Although it may come as a shock to Some... (like the Dollmaker...)
(who was always quite enchanted with the "Leaping Man" Characters of Peter Max...)
yet the hard truth is:
was a contemporary whose psychedelic style was similar... but
it was not Peter Max who created the Artwork for Yellow Submarine!
(see Peter Max illustrations below:)
no- no- all the while, it was actually
Who created the comically stylized caricatures of the four Beatles..
Admiral Fred, the Apple Bonkers, Jeremy Boob, the Snapping Turks,
Vacuum-snouted monsters who slurped up the background scenery,
and, best of all
the Dreadful Flying GLOVE!
was a German
who did not do drugs.
Really. Not at all.
He was a low-profile, mild-mannered, really straight,
"not a Flower Power Person"
(20 June 1934 – 21 July 2009)
He is most famous for his art direction and character designs
for the 1968 animated film
An immensely talented individual, Edelmann’s career spanned four decades, and utilized many styles.
The playful and gloriously vividly colored work with The Beatles
was his most famous work.
"It's all in the Mind, Y'Know."
There never was a complete script, and much of it was apparently written on the fly –
one of the reasons the movie has such a
stream-of-consciousness, dream-like appeal....
(Nevertheless, any "Mystical Symbolism" found in the film is supposedly unintentional-
as the Beatles had little to do with the creating of the film and
Edelmann himself was not inclined toward esoteric or occult context... )
who deserves credit for the achievement
of creating a Classic animated film in the 1960's
which was not Walt Disney, Hanna Barbera, or Looney Tunes (or Peter Max)
ok now. just sayin.
(Official Yellow Submarine Site)
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