I Met the Walrus
Meaningful hippie ravings of the great John Lennon are brought to life by John Raskin in I Met the Walrus, an animated short using the audio from an unofficial 1969 interview by a 14-year-old Beatles fan in Toronto. The school age interviewer, Jerry Levitan, asks questions regarding Lennon’s being barred from the US, the role of the youth in the revolution, and messages in the Beatles’ music. The innocence behind the questions and the sincerity with which Lennon responds evokes a humanity often forgotten as a trait of icons. The awesome animation interprets Levitan’s questions, Lennon’s words, and incorporates random noises in the room (phones ringing, etc). You really just have to see it to feel it.