Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Ringo Starr to Save the World in Cartoon Series

By Chris Morris

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Faster than a speeding snare roll: It's Ringo Starr, superhero.

The former Beatles drummer has undertaken a joint venture with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment to develop a multimedia franchise in which Starr will play a superpowered animated version of himself.

The Starr-Lee project initially will be launched as a 60- or 90-minute DVD, but POW! and Starr's entertainment company, Rocca Bella, plan to explore TV, feature film and other avenues. [...]

"I've been making a CD, so I have lots of ideas," Starr said. Referring to his '90s touring group, he added, "(The action) will be set around a band. They'll be their own characters. It'll be a very strange All-Starr Band."

What is it the kids all say nowadays? Oh, yeah: "Groovy, man."

Starr called Lee "a great creator. (This project) wasn't anything I was looking for. But 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?" [...]

Well, if he was George Michael, he'd hide out in a public loo. But, you know, groovy. Man.

The collaboration came together after POW! chief operating officer Gill Champion and Rocca Bella head Marjorie Bach, both equestrians, met during a ride and began discussing the possibility of a collaboration.

I think we've all learned a valuable lesson. Never discuss business while on horseback. Especially on horses that were apparently equipped with gigantic beer bongs.

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