Gumby Essentials
by Phil Boatwright

PRESS RELEASE

To celebrate Gumby’s 50th anniversary, Genius Products and Classic Media will release Gumby Essentials on DVD September 4th.  The collection includes popular episodes from the 1950s, 60s and 80s series, personally selected by Gumby creator, Art Clokey.  Gumby Essentials will be available for $16.93 SRP at many retail stores and features environmentally friendly packaging.

For his big anniversary close-up, the one and only Clayboy gets a makeover!  For the first time, Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son, has used the original film to digitally re-master each episode from the classic TV series.  The original soundtrack has been restored and the 50s episodes returned to their original 11-minute format (previously two re-edited, 6-minute shorts).

Joe Clokey, President of Clokey Productions, said, “Gumby was created as a gift of love for the child in all of us.  Brought to life by my dad’s imagination and artistic vision, Gumby continues to have great appeal today.  This is the must-have collection of the first 50 years of Gumby’s amazing adventures.  My dad and I are thrilled to share the stories from Gumby Essentials with fans of all ages.”

Bonus Features:

Art Clokey’s Original 1953 Theatrical Short, Gumbasia
Re-mastered Pilot Episode, “Gumby on the Moon”
1960s Re-mastered Gumby Theme Song and Introduction
Rare Gumby Bumpers
Character Bios
About Gumby

Legendary animator and producer, Art Clokey, created Gumby in the mid-1950s and soon after, the clayboy received his very own Saturday morning TV series.  “The Gumby Show” debuted on March 16, 1957 on NBC.  Since then, Gumby has gone on to star in 223 TV episodes which were produced in the 50’s, 60’s and 80’s along with one feature film made in the 90’s.  Gumby is celebrating his 50th TV anniversary this year.