Gumby Creator Passes On :(

Art Clokey, constantly plagued by bladder infections died in his sleep Friday at home. The animator was the creator of Gumby, the most beloved bendable creation ever, an idea that began just as a school project while he attended the University of Southern California. Later on, Gumby was joined by Pokey the horse finally transferring into action figure form years later. The cow-licked green gingerbread looking Gumby gaining even more popularity when Eddie Murphy included him in a sketch as a cigar-smoking show business primadonna, which Clokey apparently very much liked.

Art Clokey was 88.


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