Ringo Starr will guest star in an episode of The Powerpuff Girls.
The Beatles‘ drummer will voice a character called Fibonacco Sequins in the cartoon’s one-off return to TV next month to mark its 15th anniversary. Sequins will be a “flamboyant mathematician” according to Time magazine. Ringo has also written an original song for the cartoon called ‘I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl’ along with a music video. His character is named after mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, famed for coming up with a series of numbers known as the Fibonacci Sequence.
The original Powerpuff Girls series began in 1998 and ran until 2005, following the adventures of three kindergarten superheroes Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. They lived in Townsville, USA, and fought crime mainly caused by their monkey arch-enemy Mojo Jojo.
In the forthcoming special, Ringo’s character will be kidnapped by Mojo. Once his initial plan has been foiled, he’ll invent a sinister video game, “Dance Pants R-EVILution,” in order to steal the elusive Chemical X and reign over the town. The special, titled ‘Dance Pantsed’ will air on January 20 on the Cartoon Network in the US.
This year saw Ringo release ‘Photograph’ in both electronic and physical formats. It’s a collection of never-before-seen images dating from birth to 1972, with an exhibition also taking place at the Grammy museum in Los Angeles, California. Of the book, he said: “No one else would have these photos. I look at them now and of course think I should’ve taken more. Maybe I should’ve done, maybe I did but can’t find them, but I’ve got what I’ve got and we have to stick with them. And maybe it makes it more special that there aren’t hundreds and thousands of them?
“I also love that of the piccies of The Beatles, a lot of the shots are out of the car window. We couldn’t get out of the car, you see, so we’d take pictures out of the windows. We’d go to the airport, to the venue or wherever, drive around the city, and that would be it. That was our life, from the back of the car.”