Ron Campbell isn’t quite as old as animation itself, but he made it life—from Popeye to the Bealtes to the Smurfs. We’ll meet him on the next North Bay Report, airing at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. Or find it online at krcb.org.
Back in 1965 and 66, there was a Saturday morning kids show watched by up to 2/3s of the televisions in America. It was the Beatles Cartoons, which Australian animator Ron Campbell helped create, among many other shows, before and since.
Ron Campbell will be showing his art and talking with visitors at the Area Arts Gallery in downtown Santa Rosa, through tomorrow. You can hear him talk more about his life in animation on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.