More Bad News for Zemeckis: Disney Sinks ‘Yellow Submarine’

After the director’s “Mars Needs Moms” flops, studio parts ways with the homage to the Fab Four

Last Updated: March 14, 2011 @ 8:32 PM

Count Disney among those who don't wish to live on a "Yellow Submarine." 

The studio has abandoned Robert Zemeckis' stop motion homage to the Beatles, TheWrap has confirmed. 

The decision was made months ago, according to an individual with knowledge of the project. The move looks smart after the Zemeckis-produced "Mars Needs Moms" flopped at the box office last weekend. 

The family film, made with similar motion-capture technology, cost $150 million to make. It brought in a limp $6.9 million in its opening weekend. 

Zemeckis can now shop the project to other studios. 

News of the cancelation first broke on the Hollywood Reporter.