Art Clokey’s 90th Birthday Google Doodle [12 October, 2011]
Today [on 12 October, 2011] is the 90th Birthday of the pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, Arthur Art Clokey. Google has put a Google Doodle on it’s HomePage in the memory of the artist, one of the best animated Google Doodle ever by Doodle Team. Details and the Art Clokey Google Doodle’s Video after the jump.
Intoduction of Art Clokey:
Art Clokey was born on October 12, 1921. He presented his first Stop Clay Motion film in 1955 called Gumbasia, influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California. It was a 3 minute 34 second short film.
From the Gumbasia project, Art Clokey and his wife Ruth invented Gumby. Since then Gumby and his horse Pokey have been a familiar presence on television, appearing in several series beginning with the Howdy Doody Show and later The Adventures of Gumby.
Art Clokey died in his sleep on January 8, 2010, at age 88, at his home in Los Osos, California after suffering from a recurrent bladder infection.
About The Art Clokey Google Doodle:
The animated interactive Google Doodle features the characters created by Art Clokey including the very famous “Gumby and Pokey“. When you open the Google.com page the 4th green character waves you his hand and starts pointing towards the other clay balls.
When you click on a clay ball it converts into a clay character and starts doing its animations. Click on each of the ball to play with the colorful artistic Doodle.
Video of Art Clokey Google Doodle:
Below is the video of Google Doodle Art Clokey.
Gumby and Pokey:
These are the very famous Clokey’s characters, Gumby with his horse Pokey.
Art Clokey’s First Film – Gumbasia:
Below is the first ever stop clay motion film by Art Clokey. Enjoy it!
Happy Birthday Art Clokey!