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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Beatles film Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell will bring together Scooby Doo, The Beatles, and George Jetson all here in Tucson!







The legendary animator will be exhibiting Beatles cartoon pop artwork as well as other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in children’s television such as Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Yogi Bear & more.


In a rare personal appearance at Arizona Picture & Frame Gallery, Monday, April 8th through Wednesday, April 10th, Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show.

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In addition to Yellow Submarine, Ron was the director of the highly rated Saturday Morning Beatles ABC-TV Cartoon series in the 60s.   Besides the Beatles, Ron was involved in 50 years of TV cartoons including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Flintstones, Smurfs, Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Winnie the Pooh and many others.  His studio produced the acclaimed show the Big Blue Marble which earned him a Peabody and an Emmy.  He literally animated our childhood, our parents childhood and our kids childhood!


Who:               Ron Campbell, Director of the Beatles 1960’s Saturday Morning Cartoon series and animator of film Yellow Submarine.  Also involved in Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetson’s, George of the Jungle, Yogi Bear and many others.


What:             Ron Campbell will be offering for sale original cartoon paintings of the Beatles both in their Saturday Morning Cartoon and Yellow Submarine roles as well as various other works from his 50-year career in animation including Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Rugrats and more.


Where:            Arizona Picture & Frame Gallery, 4523 E. Speedway Blvd (just west of Swan), Tucson, AZ 85712 (520) 323-7711           


When:          Monday, April 8th – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

                      Tuesday, April 9th – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

                 Wednesday, April 10th – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles classic animated film, Yellow Submarine.  Since its release, Yellow Submarine 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 Ron Campbell a great deal of credit for saving the movie and tying it all together at the last minute.

The Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series received monstrous ratings in its time slot….a 67 share!  The cartoon series debuted on ABC on September 25th, 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.”

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 and paint original remarques for customers who purchase any of his art work.  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.

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.