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I Met The Walrus

by Tim Yu in Culture on 17 July 2007

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Around the time of Lennon's 1969 "bed-in" phase a 14 year-old Beatles fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's Toronto hotel room for a little chat. Thirty-five years later Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative of this event by marrying the traditional pen sketches of James Braithwaite with digital illustration by Alex Kurina in a spell-binding animated short, showcasing Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message. When asked for commentary about the film and it's festival tour dates so far, Braithwaite said, "it has allowed both Josh and I the unique opportunity to watch Busta Rhymes and eat a grilled cheese sandwich while standing at the cash register of a diner in Hollywood."

It's hard to explain, but watch the trailer online at I Met the Walrus.

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