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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 about peace. In 2006, Josh Raskin directed an animated film using the audio from the interview and incorporating the art of James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina.  The end result is a nifty little film that wound up nominated for an OSCAR a couple of years ago.

After the jump, see The Beatles perform “I Am The Walrus,” plus more animated John Lennon.

Here’s The Beatles, doing one of my favorite songs, and the source of John’s nickname:

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John, in cartoon form, with Tony Levin and half of Cheap Trick:

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And here’s “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” from the Yellow Submarine movie:

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