The Student Film that Became 'Gumby'

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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