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Famed cartoonist Ron Campbell dies at 81

Ron Campbell, Australian artist, animator, cartoonist, author and director, has died. He was 81.
Ron Campbell, Australian artist, animator, cartoonist, author and director, has died. He was 81.((Source: WSFA 12 News))
Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 3:06 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Ron Campbell, Australian artist, animator, cartoonist, author and director, has died. He was 81.

Campbell’s business partner Scott Segalbaum announced his death.

“Ron was a dear friend and my business partner for over a decade,” Segalbaum said in a statement. “His death leaves a huge void.”

Campbell helped make cartoons from 1958 to 2008. He was behind the animation for cartoons from “Scooby-Doo, Where are You!” and “The Jetsons” to “The Flintstones.”

He also drew “The Smurfs,” “Rugrats,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Ed, Edd n Eddy.”

In February 2020, Campbell made a stop in Montgomery for a for a pop art show.

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