(Update: This video has since been removed from Youtube. Sorry.)
A Yellow Submarine theme park ride? How tacky. We already have a Yellow Submarine ride. It's called "two tabs of acid."
I would expect Robert Zemekis' CGI remake to look far better than this, but the soulless expressions would be the same. If his Yellow Submarine followed the spirit of the hand-drawn original, and became a showcase for the possibilities of the medium, then it could be good. But Hollywood has settled on two visual styles for computer animation: the plastic Toy Story look, and the gritty Transformers look. That's all, folks.
The really ironic thing is that the computer graphics revolution was spearheaded by psychedelic hippies from the '60s. The internet is a boundary-dissolving tool of the collective unconscious. The whole thing is counter-cultural subversion, really, and now it's run by billionaires in suits. Yuck. Remember what Terence McKenna said, kids: "The proponents of psychedelics have figured out that it's acceptable to this culture if you disguise it as electronic entertainment."
Well, this Yellow Submarine CGI cartoon has the "electronic" part down cold, but the "entertainment" is a flop. Zemekis' movie will still earn more money on its opening day that Ponyo will in its entire US run.