In the Al
Brodax book , "Up Periscope Yellow", Mr.
Brodax gives Ron much credit for
helping to save the movie "Yellow Submarine" and tying it all together at the
Ron did a great deal of footage in "Yellow
Submarine". He and his colleague Duane Crowther animated the "Nowhere Man
Song", most of the chief animation of the "Blue Meanie" and "Max" (who steal
the film) and what experts call the most difficult animation in the film...."The
Sea of Time".
Debbie and Ron show off her art piece!
Born in 1939
in Seymour, Victoria,
Australia, Campbell has been a force in animation for
the past four decades. Still working today, he is currently directing episodes
of "Ed, Edd, and Eddy" for Cartoon Network.
He began his animation career in the early 1960's on "Beetle Bailey", "Krazy
Kat", and "Cool McCool" for King Features, as well as The Beatles. He then
went on to write and produce cartoons for "Sesame Street" on Children's Television
Workshop and produce the animation for "The Big Blue Marble",
winning a Peabody and Emmy.
Janna and Ron (another happy collector)
Campbell, just out of Art School, worked on the Saturday Morning Beatles
Cartoon Series in Australia
and storyboarded, directed, and animated on that ground breaking series. It was
number one in the ratings for two straight years. The show premiered on
September 25, 1965 and ran through April 20, 1969.
Laurel and Ron
In the early 1980s, he drew
a majority of the storyboards for Hanna-Barbera's hit series "The Smurfs",
including the Emmy-award winning Smurfolympics special. Also during the
was a storyboard artist for "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
Young and old a like enjoyed the art and event.
The 1990s took Ron Campbell to Disney
TV Animation where he was responsible for animation direction on "Bonkers",
"Goof Troop", and "Darkwing Duck". He also did storyboarding for
Klasky-Csupo's Nickelodeon shows, "Rugrats", "Rocket Power", and "Duckman".
During that time, he was nominated for an Emmy for his storyboard for "Ahh!
The gallery event was well attended!