The Student Film that Became 'Gumby'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Art Clokey's student film Gumbasia, created at USC in 1953, is an early exploration of claymation techniques and the precursor to his most famous character: Gumby. Invented in 1955 after Clokey graduated, Gumby went on to star in 233 episodes of the animated series over 35 years. Google is celebrating Clokey's 90th birthday today with a Gumby logo.

A screen capture of the Gumby Google logo via YouTube:

For more videos from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/.

Via the Daily What.

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