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Art Clokey and Gumby Featured in Google Doodle and New Website

Google doodle celebrating Art Clokey's 90th Birthday

San Luis Obispo - October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey's 90th birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle. Google's home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new website-Gumby's new home!

"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says Joe Clokey, Art Clokey's son and creator of Gumby's new website. "Art's life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."

Art Clokey animating Gumby

A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art's clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors. The new website is rich with new, classic and rare film clips, pictures, biographical information about Art Clokey's formative years along with an in-depth look at his five decade long run of his cutting-edge film making.

From the Adventures of Gumby and Davey and Goliath to surrealistic art films, Art Clokey had a fascinating and influential career. The new website is the most comprehensive look ever at the iconic green clay boy and all of the other characters in Art's limitless universe of imagination and artistic expression. Included are clips of Art Clokey talking about the creative process and a look into some of his lesser known pilots. Gumby and Art Clokey, two American originals.

Scott animating Gumby Google doodle

Renowned animator Anthony Scott created the doodle animation. Scott is known for his animation direction and supervision on Coraline, Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Scott got his start in animation working on the 1980's Gumby series, under Art Clokey himself. He was also the lead animator under the direction of Art's son Joe Clokey on the Davey and Goliath Snowboard Christmas movie, which was released in 2004. Gumby lead puppet maker Nicole La Pointe-McKay modeled the various characters for the Google animation.

About Premavision

Clokey Productions and Premavison studios, founded by Art Clokey in 1956, produce stop motion animation TV series, films and commercials. They are best known for creating the iconic characters Gumby, Pokey and friends and Davey and Goliath. Located in central California, they draw the most talented animators, puppet makers and set designers in the industry.

For more information about Gumby, Premavision and existing licensing opportunities visit

June 16th, 2010
Pau Gasol: :Gumby -- Both would seem to be soft characters. But there's mettle there -- or metal, as it may be. Gasol long has been seen as a soft European player who avoids physical contact and can be pushed around. But anyone who's seen this series knows he's been able to absorb contact and play through it. Fans appreciate how Gasol's solid fundamentals and finesse in the post make his performances a work of art. People may see Gumby just as a bendable children's toy, but the character's been lauded for revolutionizing film because of his three-dimensional makeup. Both are also international superstars, with Gasol having a large following from his native Spain, while Gumby has plenty of fans on Facebook

January 11th, 2010
The creator of "Gumby" and the iconic television show "Davey and Goliath" died Monday. He was 88. NBC's Brian Williams reports

January 8th, 2010
The Creator of Gumby and Davey and Goliath has passed at the age of 88. Art loved children and gave the child in all of us an amazing gift in the Adventures of Gumby and Davey and Goliath. His wish was that Gumby would live on and be seen by future generations. Art's life was recently chronicled in the award winning film Gumby Dharma which aired on PBS and then the Sundance Channel throughout 2008 and 2009. It was an amazing life of giving and learning and creating.

LA Times Obituary:


May 20th, 2009
Yes, the elusive but much requested Gumby Vs the Astrobots clip is now relinked here!

August 15th, 2007

Gumby comic series wins prestigious "Eisner"
award at 2007 Comicon

April 13th, 2007
Gumby comes to St. Louis! April 15th.

April 6th, 2007
See Gumbasia on line. Our thanks to KQED

April 6th, 2007
Gumby The Movie comes to Tribeca
Tribeca Family Festival
April 28 through May 6th
get your tickets early.

March 19th. 2007
Remastered Gumby Episode: Gumby Goes to the Moon

February 28th, 2007

Gumby Dharma to air on PBS station
KQED in the S.F. Bay Area 6:00 p.m.
March 25th

January 18th, 2007
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Has passed away.
He animated more Gumby and Davey
than anyone, plus he wrote and performed
Gumby's theme song. We will miss him dearly.

September 20th, 2006

Gumby through the years and Gumby Dharma are arriving in Seattle!
Check out this link and scroll down to Gumby. This event is not to be missed!

August 4th, 2006

Joe Clokey will unveil a fantastic new Gumby exhibit in Atlanta this August
4th. David scheve of The Deep Archives coordinated this with the Center for
Puppetry Arts. The original puppets, sets, and other special surprises will
make it well worth the drive.

July 26th, 2006
Need some cool wallpaper, ringtones, or video games for your cell phone?
click here to download your Gumby wallpaper!

July 25th, 2006

Great Gumby exhibit through August near Seattle.

July 9th, 2006
Gumby reviewed in the L.A. Times

June 30th, 2006


June 30th, 2006
The Museum of Television & Radio will salute the animation legacy of Art Clokey
in "First of the International Clayboys: Gumby and the Animation Legacy of Art Clokey"
in New York and Los Angeles from Friday through Sept. 10. This museum-produced
compilation will screen in Los Angeles Wednesdays to Sundays at 1 p.m.

December 19th, 2005

Merry Christmas from Gumby and Pokey!

December 8th, 2005

Set of Clay Stop-Motion Puppets
Numbered and signed; each pair comes with a case, and a studio certificate that includes the history of the puppet.

November 23rd, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving from Gumby

November 21th, 2005

"Gumby at Pixar" The Good folks at Pixar saw a sneak preview of the movie "Gumby Dharma".
Click above to see the photos

August 29th
National Lampoon Network, which reaches five million college students, is airing Classic
Gumby episodes this fall. See the full news release here

August 8th, 2005:
Namco just shipped "Gumby Vs. The Astrobots". The coolest Gameboy Advanced video game
ever. see it here , 2005:
Smouthmouth, The Gumby All Star Band and Gumby
Artists from five decades all join Art Clokey for a great party.
see photos here

June 7th, 2005
View video clips of Gumby's two new DVD releases and see more info via Rhino's Entertainment e-card

June 1st, 2005
Check out the latest with this Press Release from the Museum of the Moving Image.

May 16th, 2005
Check out the latest article on the 50th anniversary as reported in USA Today.

May 4, 2005

Gumby and Friends 50 Great Years!
The Antioch Lynn House is proud to host: Gumby and Friends 50 Great Years
Satuday May 14th 809 first St., Downtown Antioch
reception 4:00 -6:00 pm
Art Clokey, creator of Gumby, will attend the reception, sell and sign bendable Gumby and Pokey Toys to the first 100 attendees. Later in the evening a film honoring the 50 years of Art Clokey's career will be shown at the El Campanil Theatre starting at 7.00 pm.

April 12, 2005
Behind the scenes with the Astrobots!
click here

March 25th, 2005
The L.A. Avengers Pro-football team had a fun Gumby night.
Click the picture to see the large version.

March 14th, 2005
Would you like to see Gumby back on TV? If so, please sign this petition.

February 3rd, 2005
Gumby and his new video game...get the latest in the Hollywood Reporter

January 31, 2005:
Have you ever wondered when Gumby would be available for a video game? Well, check out this news release from Namco the wait may soon be over!

January 5th, 2005: Gumby is in Japan Too!

December 17th, 2004: Gumby and Pokey get ready for Christmas. See the Video clip

December 14th, 2004:
Our studio's latest production "Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas" will be shown at noon on December 19th and 26th on the Hallmark Channel. We came up with the concept, wrote the script and produced the show itself. While we provided a great soundtrack, the ELCA chose to make another one. Still, the story and all the visuals were all done by us and not changed. Check out the news story:

August 16th, 2004:
Gumby loves the Olympics! See the video

June 30, 2004: Gumby tries out for the big league- see the video

June 17, 2004 The ground breaking documentary on the life of Art Clokey is coming soon

May 28, 2004 Gumby and Pokey play some serious soccer! See the Action!

May 27, 2004 Here is a PSA from the Americian Lung Association

May 26, 2004 Check out this promo trailer for Gumby's first movie.
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April 9, 2004:
The Philadelphia 76ers had a fantastic "Gumby Day". Art and Joe Clokey were there to meet the young fans. 5,000 kids went away happy with their very own collectible Sixers Gumby, and 18,000 fans were at the game. click on this picture to see more

March 23, 2004: Gumby takes on Allen Iverson 0f the NBA! See the VIDEO. Please check our our GUMBY STORE for all your Gumby essentials

November 10, 2003

Robina Marchesi is currently in post production on an exciting new documentary titled Gumby Dharma: The Life of Art Clokey. It is one of the most interesting documentaries out there. Art's life is full of surprises, and Robina has been given full use of the extensive vault of footage from Art's life, including footage Art took in the early 1930's all the way to his current Davey & Goliath and Gumby projects. Gumby and Pokey even have a say in telling Art's story.


We are also in pre-production on Gumby's next feature film. We're on the cusp of getting a major distributor. It's going to be the best Gumby ever, and it's production quality will be Chicken Run quality. Stop motion has never looked so good.



May 23, 2003

New production photos have been added from the upcoming
Davey and Goliath Christmas Special

May 1, 2003

Our studio is in full production of a one hour TV Special called Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Adventure. It's the most exciting Davey ever. The scope of the adventure is going to really be fun for all stop-motion lovers. The story is about religious tolerance and God's love. Go to to see some production stills we've taken.
September 7, 2002

Gumby and Pokey are going to be in the Rose Parade this winter. A 45 foot long float with flowers and plant parts making up a huge Gumby and Pokey. We'll keep you posted as it gets built.

June 28, 2002

Welcome to the Clokey Productions and Premavision Animation Studios Website!

Clokey Productions and Premavision Animation Studios have been specializing in stop-motion animation for 60 years with television shows like Gumby and Davey and Goliath. Explore the history of the studios here.






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