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2010 Skate the Planet Skateboarding Blog Article

January 2010 Skateboard Blog Post

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RIP Art Clokey Creator of Gumby & Pokey Gumby and Pokey Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby and pioneer of stop motion clay animation died today at age 89.

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." The characters enjoyed a renewal of interest in the 1980s when actor and comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a Saturday Night Live skit. In the 1990s Gumby: The Movie was released, sparking even more interest.

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