Ringo Starr Gets Powerpuff-ed, Honored By David Lynch Foundation
By Scott T. Sterling
The Powerpuff Girls with get shot of classic rock royalty when Ringo Starr appears on an upcoming special episode of the Cartoon Network animated series set to air January 20.
According to TV Guide, Starr will voice a new character named “Fibonacci Sequins,” who is described as a “flamboyant mathematician who is kidnapped by the PPG’s nemesis, Mojo Jojo.”
For his animated cameo, Starr performs an original composition, “I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl,” which can be seen in the appropriately psychedelic clip below.
While the show has been off the air in terms of new episodes since 2005, the popularity of The Powerpuff Girls has endured, leading up to this new episode, titled “Dance Pantsed.” Cartoon Network will play a marathon of classic episodes on January 19 to set the mood.
On the same night Starr appears on The Powerpuff Girls, he will be honored with the “Lifetime of Peace & Love Award” by the David Lynch Foundation during the worldwide launch of the foundation’s new performance arts division. Ringo’s award presentation will feature a musical tribute directed by producer Don Was, who will lead a band that includes Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Bettye LaVette and Ben Harper. The event will also honor super producer Rick Rubin, who will receive the “Lifetime of Harmony Award.”