Google Doodle celebrates Art Clokey’s Birthday

Today Google is celebrating Art Clokey’s 90th Birthday. Art Clokey was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, beginning in 1955 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California.
art clokey 90th birthday
GumbyFrom the Gumbasia project, Art Clokey and his wife Ruth invented Gumby. Since then Gumby and his horse Pokey have been a familiar presence on television, appearing in several series beginning with the Howdy Doody Show and later The Adventures of Gumby. The characters enjoyed a renewal of interest in the 1980s when American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a skit on Saturday Night Live. In the 1990s Gumby: The Movie was released, sparking even more interest.¬†Clokey’s second most famous production is the duo of Davey and Goliath, funded by the Lutheran Church in America.

Have a look at today’s amazing Google Doodle and other pics-

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You can check out more about Art Clokey and his clay animation at Gumbyworld.com

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