August 6, 2008

I Met the Walrus - Animated Film about John Lennon

About I Met the Walrus

In 1969 a fourteen-year-old kid named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto, Canada with his reel to reel recorder and persuaded him to do an interview about peace.

"38 years later, says, "Jerry has produced a film about it (called I Met the Walrus). 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 traditional pen sketches by James Braithwaite with digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit, and timeless message."

The animated film has received numerous accolades including a 2008 Academy Award nomination as Best Animated Short Film.


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