Orson Whales!: Welles Meets Led Zeppelin Meets Melville in Mashup Animation


Last week we gave you “ein Stop-Motion” animation of Ernest Hemingway’s little classic, The Old Man and the Sea, set to “Sail” by AWOLNATION. How can we possibly connect the dots and give you another maritime mashup this week? Easy-peasy. Today, we’re serving up Alex Itin’s animation of Orson Welles reading Moby Dick, with images being drawn in the pages of Herman Melville’s classic, and with Led Zep providing the soundtrack and playing their version of “Moby Dick.” Mission accomplished!

Free copies of Moby Dick can be found in our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. And you can watch original footage of the great Orson Welles reading Moby Dick right here.

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