Offers tons of visual –
and video – plus sonic features.
By Blurt Staff
It’s one of the most fan-friendly Apple-meets-Apple summit
to date. An exclusive new Beatles ‘Yellow
Submarine’ book for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch offering up the Fab Four’s
psychedelic sights and sounds is available for free download on Apple’s
iBookstore worldwide starting today. The iBookstore is available via
the free iBooks App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and at www.iTunes.com/iBookstore.
According to EMI, this exclusive “takes the reader on a
kaleidoscopic, music-filled journey with The Beatles to an underwater dreamland.”
Among the goodies:
-animated illustrations and text from the 2004 book
-14 full-color video clips from the original 1968 film
-audio clips of classic Beatles hits and Sir George Martin’s
-original dialogue from the film
-“read aloud” functionality to follow along as actor
Dean Lennox Kelly narrates
-interactive features that let you tap the story’s array of
butterflies, starfish and sea monsters to make them come alive.
A video trailer for the book is available for free streaming
starting today at www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles.
The book was designed by Fiona Andreanelli using Heinz Edelmann’s original
artwork from the film, and its story has been adapted by Charlie Gardner from
the film’s original screenplay, co-written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack
Mendelsohn and Eric Segal.