Good to see Art Clokey, the Gumby creator, today at the Lynn Gallery, in Antioch, CA. He was there with family and friends for a reception and retrospective movie show, Gumby and Friends 50 Great Years.
Art’s son Joseph is a great help in carrying on the Gumby animation tradition at Clokey Productions, and is working on new Gumby animated shorts and video games. Joe has a lot of energy and it appears that Gumby’s star is again on the rise. He mentioned that the clay Gumby characters will be animated in the traditional stop motion method and very likely some backgrounds, sets, props and effects would be added using digital computer animation in new episodes scheduled for production.
See the Official Gumby Web Site Premavision for lots more photos and fun.
Here is a photo at the Lynn Gallery of Gumby, Art Clokey and Art’s father who’s hair style became Gumby’s head style.
Gumby Family of Characters.