- Ron Campbell
- We still live in a yellow submarine: Beatlemania will never die, as ‘60s animator Ron Campbell will demonstrate during his local appearance.
Ron Campbell, who was an animator on the 1968 film Yellow Submarine and director for The Beatles, a 1960s Saturday morning cartoon series, will be making an appearance at the Modbo and S.P.Q.R. galleries from Aug. 18 to 20, showcasing both his original cartoon Beatles paintings for the show and his new Beatles-themed pop art.
The psychedelic Yellow Submarine animated film, it should be noted, recently marked its own 49th anniversary, so next year’s Record Store Day might feature a few more Blue Meanies than usual.
Incidentally, I don’t think there has been an era since the ’60s when pop musicians have been more frequently incarnated in scripted comedy, except perhaps for Bootsy Collins’ extremely brief 1996 foray into the realm of kids’ animation, The Name Is Bootsy, Baby, which (for the brave amongst us) is viewable on YouTube. I may be alone on this, but I feel the contemporary pop culture scene is really missing out by not having Full of Hell guest on a sitcom, or a Saturday morning cartoon starring Death Grips.
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