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Gumby: The Movie (1995)

Gumby 1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 1 December 1995 (USA)
In this offshoot of the 1950s "claymation" cartoon series, the crazy Blockheads threaten to ruin Gumby's benefit concert by replacing the entire city of Clokeytown with robots.

Director:

Art Clokey
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dal McKennon ... Gumby / Claybert / Fatbuckle / Kapp (voice) (as Charles Farrington)
Art Clokey Art Clokey ... Pokey / Prickle / Gumbo (voice)
Gloria Clokey Gloria Clokey ... Goo (voice)
Manny La Carruba Manny La Carruba ... Thinbuckle (voice) (as Manny LaCarruba)
Alice Young Alice Young ... Ginger (voice)
Janet MacDuff Janet MacDuff ... Gumba (voice)
Patti Morse Patti Morse ... Tara (voice)
Bonnie Rudolph Bonnie Rudolph ... Lowbelly / Farm Lady (voice)
David Ozzie Ahlers David Ozzie Ahlers ... Radio Announcer (voice) (as Ozzie Ahlers)
David Archer David Archer ... Background Voice Effects (voice)
Lillian Nicol Lillian Nicol ... Background Voice Effects (voice)
Rick Warren Rick Warren ... Background Voice Effects (voice)
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In this offshoot of the 1950s "claymation" cartoon series, the crazy Blockheads threaten to ruin Gumby's benefit concert by replacing the entire city of Clokeytown with robots. Written by Hiphats

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Finally, a hero we can call our own! See more »


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Trivia

Goo is seen in her crawling position from the original series, The Gumby Show (1956) as she goes to feed Lowbelly. See more »

Goofs

When the music video for the Clayboys is being filmed, Pokey is shown to walk up and stand beside Lucky watching the monitor. In a cut shot showing the audience, Pokey is shown standing next to the hay bales. In the next shot, he's back beside Lucky. See more »

Quotes

Prickle: Take this back. and bring me another thick shake. And get your circuits fixed before you make another mess.
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Crazy Credits

Dal McKennon being credited as Charles Farrington is an inside joke, as this is Art Clokey's middle and last birth name. See more »

Alternate Versions

In April 2007, the film was edited and re-released and shown at the Tribeca Family Film Festival in New York. This version of the film was later released on DVD on April 22, 2008 as a director's cut version. See more »

Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

He Was Once
Lyrics and Music by Pete Kleinow
Vocals by Ann Clokey and Friends
Produced by Ruth Goodell (Clokey Productions)
Recorded at Audio Effects Co., Hollywood
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The Ultimate Gumby Experience

As a kid, I always enjoyed how creative Gumby had his adventures on the TV show. So much of it was just for pure fun. When I finally heard that there had been a movie released, I was super excited. And none to my surprise, Gumby: The Movie rocked my world. For any Gumby fan, this movie will be a great hit. Everything in this movie is kept the same and even includes some cultural references.

Director Art Clokey, who directs his final Gumby film, has done a magnificent job. Dal McKennon is back as good old Gumby and several other characters. Even Art Clokey is Prickle and some other roles. All the animation is done by clay; how else would a Gumby film be done?! Most of the comedic parts are watching the silent Blockheads fight with each other. They're always doing something foolish.

The effects are great in this movie. Since stop motion cinematography allows you to make a special effect over time, much of the creations that are made are really quite stunning. This movie BARELY uses CGI for any part of the film. It's things like these that bring the viewer back to the time where CGI wasn't used very often and was only used if it was available. Now almost if not every movie studio uses CGI for anything they want and its gets tiresome to see the same effects used over and over again. Claymation is a sorely missed special effect that is now extinct in the movie making business at least from what I see now.

The music, which was composed by Jerry Gerber, is great listening to. Because this movie uses dated effects, it's great to hear music that belongs from the same era. Unfortunately, the soundtrack to this film is inaccessible. I get flustered over that but it's still good that it used in the movie thank heaven. What's also great to see are the cultural references in this film. The Blockheads make robot duplicates of the main characters; sounds a little like The Terminator (1984). Another scene where Gumby fights his robotic clone with a light saber. Need to say more?

As the last film made by Art Clokey, Gumby: The Movie will please its fans and may gain interest in others who are not familiar with Gumby. For anyone who has never seen claymation at its best, this is it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,144, 14 May 1995

Gross USA:

$57,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,100
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Premavision Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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