Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gumby Dharma At The Toonseum: Friday January 22nd

I'm not sure why, but Gumby always scared me on some level. To be placed in so convincing a place that is both of our world and yet so completely off was amazing.

Look at the intense sense of exploration and modernist joy in this little short. Very influential stuff, I would imagine.

"Art's animation work and personal brand of love of life has for almost half a century influenced millions of TV and film viewers and filmmakers across the world. A consummate storyteller, we capture Art's story as he reminisces about his long life and his vast animation work. In addition, the film will include short interviews with some of the contemporary leaders in the animation world who have been touched and influenced by Art's pivotal contribution to the genre. Highlight clips of Art's original, groundbreaking art films, Gumbasia and Mandala, will appear in the film as well as clips of some of Art's favorite Gumby and Davey and Goliath episodes.

Also included are new stop motion work, (directed/animated by Academy Award® Nominee Timothy Hittle) depicting 'interviews' with Gumby and some of the gang on their time with Art Clokey."

January 22nd, 9:00pm following the Cultural District Gallery Crawl
Suggested donation of 4 dollars benefits the ToonSeum.
Seating is limited.

The ToonSeum 945 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Suggested donation of 4 dollars benefits the ToonSeum.
Seating is limited.

This filming was planned before Gumby's creator, Art Clokey's death at age 88.

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