I Met The Walrus

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon’s every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit, and timeless message.

(thank you prescott)

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Hi Swiss Miss, I’ve seen this amazing animation but the paragraph posted above is the most articulate description possible about it. If those are your words, you are one heck of an eloquent writer!

  2. this is absolutely amazing. thanks for finding it.

  3. This is awesome. Thanks for posting it. I’m going to echo it on my own blog.

  4. For me, the most fascinating thing about this recording, is how Lennon took the time to speak intelligently to a 14 year-old kid who had bluffed his way into Lennon’s hotel room. It says a lot about both the participants.

  5. Shelley: The paragraph above is the original description about the movie, as you can read it on the official website ( check “about the movie” here > http://www.imetthewalrus.com/ ).

    Yeah, SwissMiss should have mentioned the original link here…

    Btw, I Met The Walrus is an amazing production.