Art Clokey

new doodle on the Google home page – five bouncing clay balls which quickly take the shape of Gumby and gang, the animated characters from America’s hit television series

Arthur "Art" Clokey (October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010)
 was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, beginning in 1955 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California