I Met the Walrus: An Animated Film Revisiting a Teenager’s 1969 Interview with John Lennon

It hap­pened 44 years ago. A 14-year-old Bea­t­les fan named Jer­ry Lev­i­tan man­aged to sneak into John Lennon’s Toron­to hotel room and asked for an inter­view. And he got one. Now, there’s a short ani­mat­ed film that brings that encounter back to life. I Met the Wal­rus was nom­i­nat­ed for the 2008 Acad­e­my Award for Ani­mat­ed Short. You’ll know why when you watch it. Anoth­er excel­lent find by Vick­ie.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

John Lennon’s Raw, Soul-Bar­ing Vocals From the Bea­t­les’ ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ (1969)

Get a Fly-on-the-Wall View of John Lennon Record­ing & Arrang­ing His Clas­sic Song, “Imag­ine” (1971)

Watch John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Two Appear­ances on The Dick Cavett Show in 1971 and 72


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