I Met the Walrus

Truthfully it is very difficult to illustrate ideas, but these people have done it beautifully. It is a very interesting compilation of images and motion. Of course, I believe that it is the ideas behind the images that make them even more compelling. Not to mention the fact that the person speaking is an iconic figure of the 20th century. In this case listen first and watch later.

 

From the youtube description: In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’shotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message,I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for ‘New Approaches’ (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet).

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