Arthur Charles Farrington, Art Clokey- American actor and comedian

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Arthur Charles Farrington was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, start in 1955 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, pressure by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California. From the Gumbasia project, Art Clokey and his wife Ruth imaginary Gumby. Since then Gumby and his horse Pokey have been a recognizable presence on television, appearing in several series beginning with the Howdy Doody Show and later The Adventures of Gumby.

The characters enjoyed a regeneration of interest in the 1980s when American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a skit on Saturday Night Live. In the 1990s Gumby: The Movie was released, sparking even further interest. Clokey's second most well-known production is the duo of Davey and Goliath, funded by the Lutheran Church in America. In honor of his contributions to clay animation and to celebrate the 90th anniversary of his birth, the Google doodle on October 12, 2011 was based on his active clay characters.
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