I Met The Walrus (2007)

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. In 2007 using the actual audio he recorded during his meeting with John Lennon, filmmaker Josh Raskin recounts his experience in his short “I Met The Walrus”. A six-minute animated film in which John Lennon talks about global conflict and the need for peace. The idea for an animated movie jelled three years ago, when he met the young Toronto filmmaker Raskin.



This short film, directed by Toronto's Josh Raskin, earned an Academy Award nomination for best animated short. Raskin combines 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 style of the drawing is modelled on Beatle's era animation for movies such as Yellow Submarine.
The Walrus is an extremely timely revisiting of Lennon’s revolutionary freedom of thought with razor sharp yet artful deconstructions of the military-industrial complex. This narrative tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multi-pronged animation.

1 comment:

Daniel Habashi said...

Marco, thanks so much for the support! Great to hear you enjoy the film.