Ringo Starr To Become A Superhero

Published: 2005-01-28
Former Beatle, Ringo Starr, is looking to return to his cartoon roots. The famous drummer is joining forces with cartoonist Stan Lee to make an animated superhero version of the celebrity to star in a DVD, and possibly expand into the world of television. Lee is best known for creating superheroes like Spider-Man, the X-Men, and The Hulk, so it would appear that the cartoon version of Ringo has limitless possibilities.

Perhaps demonstrating the notoriety of Starr, this won't be the first time the musician has been animated. Ringo appeared in the ABC series 'The Beatles' from 1965-1967, and again in the 1968 film 'Yellow Submarine', but neither time did he voice the characters. In the "superhero project" Starr will voice his character, just as he did when he appeared on 'The Simpsons' in 1991. And though he wasn't in animated form, who could forget Starr's classic turn as Mr. Conductor in the children's television series 'Shining Time Station'.

Not only will Ringo lend his unmistakable voice to the upcoming project, but he also plans to contribute original songs as well. Admitting that he wasn't looking for a gig as a superhero, but Stan Lee's idea was too good to pass up, Starr explained: "he had this idea of a musical superhero - what I like to think of as a reluctant superhero. . . . I'll zoom in to save the world, or a damsel in distress, or a small village. Who knows where he'll go?"

We may just have another classic Mr. Conductor role on our hands folks.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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Yea Ringo! So cooL!
Posted by: Anonymous on January 28, 2005
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