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Gumbasia

(YouTube link) Gumbasia was Art Clokey’s first film, made in 1955 at the University of Southern California. It was a parody of Disney’s Fantasia, using stop-motion clay figures. This short film led to funding for his first Gumby film. Link

Google Celebrates Art Clokey’s Birthday

Animation pioneer Art Clokey was born 90 years ago today. Clokey gave us Gumby and Pokey and later Davey and Golliath. In honor of the occasion, Google has an animated Gumby-themed doodle. The Gumby Doodle — which starts off with several clay balls and a child’s wooden block — was created by top animator Anthony Scott [...]