File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 431

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:47:29 GMT
Subject: [Puptcrit] Gumby/Davey & Goliath/Clokey Productions/Premavision

There is quite a bit of history of Art Clokey's stop-motion puppet animation as well as news about current projects from Clokey Productions and Premavision.

I have not seen Art or his son Joe since Gumby's 50th Birthday blast in San Francisco, but Joe is making great progress as indicated on the webpage where there is much to see.

It is worth looking at!

There is a Clokey history by-the-decade, starting with 1950s.

Under 1960s history, there is a photo of the crew at the Glendora staff (I think before I was there)--and puppeteer Ray Peck is identified in the accompanying caption. Previously he had been an aspiring actor in NYC where he got puppet training wiorking with the SUE HASTINGS MARIONETTES troupe.

"Davey & Goliath's Snowboard Christmas" is a one hour TV Special in the works. Gumby is also poised for a comeback.

Also take a look at  

for pictures of clay Gumby cast members from past productions (many from 1980s)
listed at high prices  beyond my budget.

Deep Archives (NY/NJ)  did a Gumby/Clokey exhibit last year at the Atlanta CENTER OF PUPPETRY ARTS which I wish I could have seen.

Art Clokey made early TV history and I am pleased that Joe Clokey has dedicated himself to preserving Art's puppetry legacy.


P.S. There is a lot of material you can find through search engines under

Art Clokey
Clokey Produtions
Davey & Goliath

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Axtell
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 2:29 PM
Subject: [Puptcrit] Gumby?

A friend of mine told me that there is production 
for a new Gumby movie going on.   Anyone have info on it?


Steve Axtell
Axtell Expressions, Inc.
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