Beatles animator Ron Campbell to display work at Rhapsody Gallery


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ron Campbell, director of the 1960’s Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and one of the animators of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance at the Rhapsody Art Gallery, 3400 North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tuesday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 17. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created especially for the show and paint original remarques for customers who purchase any of his artwork. Ron will also feature other artwork based on his 50-year career in cartoons including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Flintstones, Jetsons and more. The exhibit is free, and all works are available for purchase.

Campbell has also been involved with some of the most beloved cartoons including, Scooby Doo, Winnie The Pooh, Krazy Kat, George of the Jungle, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, the Smurfs, Goof Troop, Rugrats, Ed, Edd & Eddy Yogi Bear and dozens more. Campbell’s former studio was awarded a Peabody and an Emmy for his work in children’s television. Since retiring after a 50-year career, he has been painting subjects always based on the animated cartoons he has helped bring to the screen. With emphasis on The Beatles, he shows his Cartoon Pop Art in galleries worldwide.

In 1964 the Beatles invaded the United States, performing for 73 million people on the Ed Sullivan Show and dominating the US pop charts for years. Now over five decades later, the Fab Four continue to be the most celebrated musical group in Rock history. And Beatlemania is alive and well…recently Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson announced that he is going to be putting together a new film featuring footage from the Beatles 1969 Let it Be sessions and Capitol Records re-released the classic Beatles White Album. Last year also marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles classic animated film, Yellow Submarine (released in the USA on November 13, 1968) which since its release has become a permanent fixture in pop culture, defining the psychedelic 60s for generations to come.

Rhapsody Art Gallery. 3400 North Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 (260) 483-6712
Tuesday, July 16 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 17 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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