The Lost Beatles Cartoon

This is one of those internet mashups that restores my faith in humanity, at least the segment of humanity with a whole lot of time to kill and an encyclopedic knowledge of clips from old TV cartoons. A YouTube user has used clips from the old ’60s Beatles cartoon to imagine how that show might have done a cartoon based on “I Am the Walrus.” (The show was cancelled just before the Beatles’ songs got really weird.) Since the cartoon always used the same footage over and over again for the songs, it’s actually not that hard to find clips of the “John” character’s mouth moving in unison with the lyrics, but the user has managed to find clips — plus some original stuff — that really makes it feel like a real episode of that cartoon.

For comparison, here is a real episode of the real cartoon.

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