Saturday, January 09, 2010

Art Clokey 1921-2010

The stop motion clay animation genius who created Gumby, as well as Davey and Goliath for the Lutheran Church, passed away yesterday in his sleep.

Art Clokey, born Arthur Farrington, was the first to bring claymation as it came to be called, to television. He introduced Gumby on "The Howdy Doody Show" in the 1950s and soon was spun off into his own television adventures, becoming pop culture icon. This master will be missed.

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