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Subject: Art Clokey

Written By: Mushroom on 01/09/10 at 12:40 pm

Art Clokey has died.  He was 88 years old.

While most will probably not immediately recognize the name, everybody knows his greatest creations:  Gumby and Davey & Goliath.

It all started in 1955, when Art was attending the USC film school, and decided to creaty a parody of Fantasia.  He took some jazz music, a bunch of clay, and with the heavy use of Dutch Angles, created Gumbasia.  The short (which is in the public domain at got the attention of a movie producer, who decided to finance his next project, which we all know today as Gumby.

In 1960, he created a series of shorts for the United Lutheran Church in America, which is known as Davey & Goliath.  I have several of these DVDs in my collection, and they are as entertaining today as they were when I first saw them 35+ years ago.

His son is currently working to bring back Davey & Goliath.

Subject: Re: Art Clokey

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/10/10 at 12:03 pm

I love Eddie Murphy as Gumby on SNL!


Rest in peace, Art.

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