Robert Zemeckis' planned remake of The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' has been torpedoed by The Walt Disney Co. The project, which had been in shallow waters due to budget issues, was formally jettisoned by the studio after the Zemeckis-produced 'Mars Needs Moms' performed poorly at the box office (the $150 million-budgeted film opened to $6.9 million last weekend). The studio also wasn't too keen on the motion-capture technology used in 'Mars' and proposed for 'Yellow Submarine.' But never fear. Zemeckis -- who has the approval of Apple Corp. for the redo -- can now shop the project around to safer harbors. [HeatVision]

'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop,' a documentary by Rodman Flender that followed O'Brien on his 32-city 'Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour' last year after losing his job on The Tonight Show, has been picked up for distribution by AT&T, Abramorama and Magnolia Home Entertainment. The documentary, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on Sunday afternoon, will get sneaked to AT&T U-verse TV subscribers on the eve of its theatrical release through Abramorama; Magnolia will take VOD and home entertainment rights. [Risky Business]