‘Gumby Fest’ Celebrates Stop Motion Animation, All Things Gumby June 14 in Glendora

It’s free family fun at Gumby Fest 2014 in Glendora, just east of Pasadena on the 210 freeway.

It’s free family fun at Gumby Fest 2014 in Glendora, just east of Pasadena on the 210 freeway.

Gumby, the world’s original “clayboy” and pop-culture legend who starred in more than 230 TV episodes and a feature film, “grew up” in Glendora, where the iconic TV series was produced from 1960 to the late 1970s. Now, many renowned film industry stop motion animation artists will join in the fun of the inaugural “Gumby Fest” to be held Saturday, June 14 at Glendora City Hall and Public Library at the corner of Glendora Avenue and Foothill Boulevard from 10 AM-4 PM.

Among the free family fun at Gumby Fest 2014:

  • “Gumby Through the Years” presented by Joe Clokey, son of Gumby creator Art Clokey
  • A Gumby Museum with memorabilia provided by the Clokey family and Gumby studio Premavision, Inc.
  • Panel discussions about the past, present and future of stop motion animation – “Meet the Gumby Gang” with animators who worked with Art Clokey – Rick Baker, Harry Walton, Doug Beswick and Norm DeCarlo; also presentations by representatives from Laika Studios (ParaNorman and next September’s BoxTrolls) and Stoopid Buddies Stoodios
  • Screenings of Gumby cartoons, as well as stop motion animation videos submitted to the festival
  • A Kids’ Stop Motion Animation Studio conducted by animation artists from Stoopid Buddies Stoodios, home to the longest running stop motion show on television, Robot Chicken. Children will learn how to produce a stop motion video they can take home after the festival.

The Glendora Chamber of Commerce, Glendora Community Services, Glendora Library and Glendora Rotary produce Gumby Fest. For more information call 626-914-6999 or visit www.gumbyfest.net.