Saturday Morning Cartoons: RIP Art Clokey

Last week, the great Art Clokey, creator of Gumby and Pokey died at 88. I was also a viewer of his religious program Davey and Goliath (not by choice – it was the only thing on). The animation of was great enough to make up for weak plots, especially with Davey and Goliath.

Besides the original films (later immortalized by Eddie Murphy) Gumby and Art Clokey also represent an early version of merchandise running alongside the plot and characters of kids’ shows. There would be no Transformers without Gumby, dammit!

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