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b. 1939 -
Ron Campbell (born 26 December 1939) is an animator, director, and producer, best known for his work on the 1960s The Beatles television series, as well as the animated feature film Yellow Submarine.
Ron Campbell’s career began in 1958 animating various commercials for Australian television. However, when Al Brodax brought both his Krazy Kat and Beetle Bailey cartoons to Australia for production, Campbell was recruited to work on the project.
After Krazy Kat, Campbell went on to direct many installments of The Beatles television series for King Features. The show debuted on 25 September 1965, and remained number one in the ratings for the duration of its four-year run. He later wrote the forward to the book Beatletoons: The Real Story Behind The Cartoon Beatles, where his involvement in the show is also talked about extensively.
Due in part to the enormous success of the program, Campbell was hired by Bill Hanna (of Hanna-Barbera fame) and relocated to Hollywood, California. In Hollywood, he would go on to work on a wide array of animated television series including, but not limited to: The Smurfs, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Rugrats, Rocket Power, and Ed, Edd n Eddy.
Yellow Submarine - In 1968, Al Brodax once again contracted Campbell from London, where he was producing The Beatles' feature length animated motion picture, Yellow Submarine. Brodax asked Campbell, and his colleague Duane Crowther, if they could animate many of the connecting sequences in the movie. Together, they subsequently ended up animating around twelve minutes, or roughly one seventh of the entire film. In his 2004 memoir Up Periscope Yellow, chronicling the making of Yellow Submarine, Brodax accredits Campbell for essentially helping pull together various elements of the movie. Ron Campbell Films, Inc.
In 1971, Campbell founded his own animation studio, Ron Campbell Films, Inc.; the company’s first project would also place him as associate producer for ABC’s television special Nanny and the Professor.
He would also go on to produce and direct animation in both the Emmy and Peabody award winning children’s shows, The Big Blue Marble and Sesame Street. Following this, Campbell worked on the hit animated series, The Smurfs.
Disney, Nickelodeon & Retirement
The 1990s took Campbell to Disney Animation, where he worked on several cartoons, including: Bonkers, Goof Troop, and Darkwing Duck. In addition to this, he also worked with Klasky-Csupo for Nickelodeon, and storyboarded on such shows as: Rugrats, Rocket Power, and Duckman for the USA Network.
As of 2008, Campbell is retired from his fifty-year career as a screen cartoonist and lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He now creates original pop art paintings based upon the films he was involved with in one capacity or another. His paintings are sold through Scott Segelbaum’s Rock Art Show, where he occasionally appears, both exhibiting and selling his artwork.
- May. 04, 2023Est: $200 - $400
Beatles Presentation Frame with Ron Campbell Yellow Submarine Original Watercolor on Paper and Framed It Don't Come Easy 45 Record. Framed and Double Matted. Frame measures 26.5" tall x 14.5" wide. All invoices must be paid within 24 hours of the sale. All items are shipped USPS or UPS and will be billed separately. A $12 handling fee is added to the shipping price per lot if shipped in house. Some items or large quantity of purchases will be packed and shipped via the Monmouth Junction UPS store. Local pickups are at our Monmouth Junction location on Friday, Saturday and Monday ONLY! All pickups are by appointment only. Any condition issues will be listed in the description. Please read the terms for full information.Bodnar's Auction Sales
- May. 05, 2022Est: $150 - $300
Original "Winnie the Pooh" Animation Drawing featuring Eeyore. Artwork Drawn and Signed by Ron Campbell. Drawing done Pen and Marker. Measures approx. 14" x 10".Weiss Auctions
- Jul. 10, 2021Est: -
Ron Campbell Animator The Beatles. Signed On The Lower Right Corner. Measures Approximately 23in X 29in. Artwork Measures Approximately 18in X 23.5in. Nr12723 JaEJ'S Auction & Appraisal
- Jun. 09, 2016Est: AUD400 - AUD600
Ron Campbell (1939 - ) The Beatles - TV Cartoons cartoon cell, ed. 89/225 32 x 40cm signed lower rightLawsons
- Sep. 30, 2014Est: $500 - $800
Original hand painted limited edition cel of the Beatles as they appeared in the 1960's Saturday Morning Cartoon, by Ron Campbell. Cel features John, Paul, Ringo, and George. Produced in 2002, this is the printer's proof edition, numberedPP17/25. Cel appears to have shifted under the glass, sight seen approx. 16" x 11". Comes with COA from Apple Corps Ltd. COA is hand signed by Campbell and features 4 facial drawings of the Beatles.Weiss Auctions
- Feb. 26, 2014Est: $500 - $1,000
Lot consists of Original Beatles Yellow Submarine Pen an Watercolor illustration. Signed Ron Campbell Animator Yellow Submarine. This is a wonderful original specialty piece. 11" x 15".Weiss Auctions
- Feb. 26, 2014Est: $250 - $450
Beatles Peeking From Behind a Door. signed by Campbell. Watercolor and Ink. Approx. 8" x 11"/Weiss Auctions
- Dec. 18, 2013Est: $300 - $500
The Beatles animation cel inscribed and signed by director Ron Campbell. (1965-1969, King Features) Hand painted 16 x 13 in. cel featuring The Beatles series cartoon characters playing their respective instruments. The cel is signed in the lower right corner, “Ron Campbell / director “The Beatles” TV. cartoons”. Campbell has drawn additional caricature faces of each of The Beatles in the lower left margin of the cell. Above the image of the band, Campbell has written the lyrics, “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah...” with some decorative musical notes. With “hand-painted limited edition” stamp in the lower right corner. The cel is tipped to a 21.5 x 19 in. double mat and is in fine condition. Unexamined out of mat.Profiles in History
- Aug. 23, 2012Est: $300 - $500
Artist: Ron Campbell, Australian (1939 - ) | Title: The Beatles - Yellow Submarine | Year: 1968 | Medium: Poster | Size: 29 in. x 21 in. (73.66 cm x 53.34 cm)RoGallery
- Aug. 23, 2012Est: $300 - $500
Artist: Ron Campbell, Australian (1939 - ) | Title: The Beatles - Yellow Submarine - The Blue Meanies | Year: circa 1967 | Medium: Poster | Size: 29 in. x 21 in. (73.66 cm x 53.34 cm)RoGallery
- Aug. 23, 2012Est: $300 - $500
Artist: Ron Campbell, Australian (1939 - ) | Title: The Beatles - Yellow Submarine - Sgt. Pepper | Year: circa 1967 | Medium: Poster | Size: 29 in. x 21 in. (73.66 cm x 53.34 cm)RoGallery
- Jul. 14, 2010Est: $200 - $400
Autograph: Beatles: Ron Campbell - Four original color ink and felt tip sketches of the Beatles as members of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on individual 4 x 5.5 white cards, each affixed to slightly larger color cards highlighted with a couple strokes of oil paint. Each is signed in ink, "Ron Campbell, Animator, Yellow Submarine." All four are colorfully triple matted and framed together with a 45 rpm of "Strawberry Fields" to an overall size of 27.5 x 28. In very fine condition. Oversized.RR Auction
- Oct. 04, 2009Est: $800 - $1,200
Ron Campbell Beatles Record Album Art Original handpainted art of the Beatles Cartoons by Ron Campbell. Drawn around the cover of the "Please Please Me" album. LImited edition, numbered 2406/9800, and signed by Ron Campbell at bottom right corner. Bottom edge features fascimile signatures of the Beatles. Image seen is approx. 21" x 25", and overall frame size approx. 33" x 38".Weiss Auctions
- Oct. 04, 2009Est: $250 - $450
Ron Campbell Beatles Cartoon Art. George Harrison Original Beatles Cartoon art of George Harrison by Roy Campbell. Framed with 45 rpm. Art is signed by Campbell and features embossed stamp at lower right corner. Overall frame size approx. 26" x 14".Weiss Auctions
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