John Lennon Animated Video “I Met the Walrus”

OK, now this is clever. Cheers to Current and BoingBoing for this one.

Earlier this year, director Josh Raskin was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short film “I Met the Walrus.” Yesterday being the anniversary of John Lennon’s cruel assassination, it is only right to highlight it here on the Pictorial.

This five minute animated video is a beautiful, wildly inventive visual ride set to the soundtrack of an interview with Lennon conducted by a 14 year old beatlefan, Jerry Levitan, in 1969–right smack in the middle of the Beatles breakup as well as John’s bed-in protests. The digital illustrations, as well as pen and ink sketches, are so perfectly suited to match Lennon’s legendary wit that you would think think it to be a Plastic Ono Band original. Many thanks to Raskin and, of course, an eternal thank-you to Lennon himself.

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