Saturday, January 9, 2010

R.I.P. Art Clokey

Yesterday brought the sad news that Art Clokey, best known as the creator of Gumby and Davey and Goliath, had passed away at age 89. This obituary gives a nice overview of his life and work. Above is Clokey's short film "Gumbasia" - the name being a combination of "gumbo", the nickname for the clay-like mud Clokey used to play with when visiting his grandfather's farm, and the Disney film Fantastia. Clokey's work was a huge influence on the world of animation and he will be greatly missed.

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