The Student Film that Became 'Gumby'

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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:

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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