World famous animator Ron Campbell will make a rare local appearance for a one man art show of his cartoon paintings on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29 at the Peterson Roth Gallery in Bend.
Campbell was one of the animators on the Beatles film Yellow Submarine and the director of The Beatles 1960s TV cartoon series. He was involved in over fifty years of cartoons including Scooby Doo, The Smurfs, Rugrats, Flintstones, Jetsons, Winnie the Pooh, George of the Jungle and much more. (His PBS show the Big Blue Marble won his studio an Emmy and a Peabody).
In his retirement, he appears occasionally at art shows throughout the world where he showcases his pop art paintings based on the Beatles cartoons (plus some of his other popular shows).
The Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series received monstrous ratings in its time slot….a 67 share. The cartoon series debuted on ABC on September 25, 1965. It continually fueled new music to the young kids of America as they followed the bouncing drumstick to each Beatles tune. Campbell also wrote the forward to the definitive book on the Beatles cartoon series Beatletoons.
Yellow Submarine, recently celebrating its 48th anniversary, has become a permanent fixture in pop culture, defining the psychedelic 60s for generations to come. In his book, Up Periscope, Yellow Submarine Producer Al Brodax gives Campbell a great deal of credit for saving the movie and tying it all together at the last minute.
All works are available to purchase.
Peterson Roth Gallery
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1, Bend