"We all live in a yellow submarine" is the new "We're all in this together" amid the coronavirus crisis.
As part of a campaign encouraging users to #StayHome during the pandemic, YouTube is streaming a free singalong version of the Beatles' 1968 animated film "Yellow Submarine" for one day only.
The live event will begin Saturday on the Beatles' official artist channel, where viewers are encouraged to follow along with lyrics appearing at the bottom of the screen during each musical number.
"For those of you missing singing together, I've got good news," said Ringo Starr in a promo video posted on Twitter. "Tune in ... for a special 'Yellow Submarine' movie singalong for kids and kids at heart. Peace and love."
All aboard for the Yellow Submarine YouTube Sing-A-Long Watch Party! This Saturday, 25th April, at 9am PDT (12pm EDT/5pm BST) #StayHome with us in a celebration of love and music. #YellowSubLive
Find out more and set a reminder, here: https://t.co/k38oB0AERx pic.twitter.com/iLeWEZclgi— The Beatles (@thebeatles) April 22, 2020
First released in theaters in 2018 to celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary, the "Yellow Submarine" singalong edition includes Beatles favorites "Eleanor Rigby," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "All You Need Is Love," "It's All Too Much" and, of course, the bouncy title track. This marks the restoration's first showing since its short theatrical run.
YouTube is one of several brands brewing innovative ways to entertain the quarantined public during the public health emergency.
Earlier this month, ABC hosted a similar event, "The Disney Family Singalong," featuring at-home covers of classic Disney tunes sung by Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera, Thomas Rhett, the original cast of "High School Musical" and other famous guests for a good COVID-19 cause.