Gumby creator Art Clokey honored with Google Doodle
Arthur "Art" Clokey, who died Jan. 8, 2010, is considered a trailblazer in stop-motion clay animation. It all started with the 1955 film "Gumbasia," which let Art and his wife Ruth invent Gumby and his horse Pokey. The title was a homage to Walt Disney's "Fantasia."
Samuel G. Engel, the then-president of the Motion Picture Association of America, was so impressed by "Gumbasia" that he financed the pilot for what eventually became "The Gumby Show."
Happy birthday, Art.