About This Interview
Art Clokey (1921-2010) was interviewed for three-and-a-half hours in Los Osos, CA. Mr. Clokey spoke of his work creating and producing the classic clay-animated character Gumby, which debuted on Howdy Doody . The character soon had his own show on NBC and had many resurgences since his debut. Mr. Clokey also spoke about his work producing Davey and Goliath , a series created for the Lutheran Church and syndicated throughout the country. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on July 19, 2001.
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IN THE NEWS: Art Clokey passed away on January 8, 2010. Link to his Los Angeles Times obituary.
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- Art Clokey on how he'd like to be remembered as a lover of children and server of society; "help ever hurt never"
Clip begins at: 17:45, Duration: 01m 36s
- Art Clokey on creating Gumby ; how he came up with the shape, the backstory of "Gumbasia"
Clip begins at: 02:02, Duration: 05m 32s
- Art Clokey on his realization of the power of the film medium, while studying at USC
Clip begins at: 11:49, Duration: 02m 41s
- Art Clokey on the heart emblem he used on Gumby and the philosophy behind the series- "an act of love to children"
Clip begins at: 00:22, Duration: 01m 42s
- Art Clokey on animated TV advertising campaigns he did for Coca-Cola and Budweiser; describes pixelation
Clip begins at: 18:00, Duration: 07m 55s
- Art Clokey on the source of his creative inspiration
Clip begins at: 15:33, Duration: 01m 20s