Saturday, January 09, 2010

Filmmaker Art Clokey Dies at 88

The headline this post is entitled with brought a bit of sad melancholy to me just now when I read it on-line. My brother and I grew up watching Gumby and Pokey. The full story can be found at this link.

If you've never seen Gumby, click and watch the video below. For our younger viewers it may interest you to know Gumby was the first Claymation style animation, done laboriously a frame at a time.

3 comments:

Steve from NJ said...

Chris:

I remember it well...
Channel 11 at 11:30 in the mornings. It was something for the imagination indeed.

If you hadn't put this up, I'd probably have missed it, just like the news about Tony Clarke (for those who know about the Moody Blues):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Clarke_(producer)

Joanne said...

How strange to just be browsing blogs and see post regarding my next of the woods. Art lived a few miles up the road and my friend have worked with he and his son to memorialize a lot of his work. It is from a time so different than now, he will be missed.

Chris said...

Steve - I remember it well! My brother and I loved it then, and love it now!

Joanne, that is awesome that you lived so close to him! Did you know him at all, were you a fan of his work? He was a visionary! As I mentioned it was a fondly remembered part of my childhood.