The 1950s episodes were assembled back to their original 11-minute format as close as possible with the existing material. Why has this show survived to be watched today while the much-more-popular-in-its-time Howdy Doody hasn't? Every frame is alive with weird little details. The show contained the 1956 shorts along with new ones. It's pretty weird in Gumby's world. Upon arrival, the ship is destroyed by a meteorite, leaving Gumby stranded with an alien race, who attack him. The resident sentient pyramids waste no time in investigating him.
Most of them were first made available for free viewing on 's , while later a select few became available on. Gumby first appeared in the 1953 film short Gumbasia believed to be one of the first music videos. Most of the 1950s episodes were originally presented as 11-minute stories, but they were split up and presented as separate entries when syndicated along with episodes produced in the 1960s. Soon afterward, Clokey completed an official pilot for through the financial assistance of Engel. Meanwhile at the zoo, when the Zoops are out of control, the zookeeper hoses them with water, causing them to revert to watermelons. The rock-like moon creatures pursue Gumby to a crater. Meanwhile, his parents spot him through a telescope, prompting his father to go after him with a long fire engine extension ladder.
Gumby discovers a spaceship in a toy store and decides to visit the moon. Upon reaching the moon, his spaceship is destroyed by a meteorite, leaving him stranded and confronted with strange objects that look like rocks, but which sometimes move and sprout eyes. Parents need to know that Gumby is a children's show with stop-motion-animated clay figures that's gentle enough for very young viewers, but weird enough for teens and adults. Several of these abbreviated versions borrow footage from their counterparts, while some had new material filmed specifically for these shorter versions as evidenced by a brief change in how the characters look in the newer footage. The following was compiled based on the evolution of the voices and appearance of the characters. Does Gumby's ever lead him into trouble? Later came the Blockheads, who sometimes chased after Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo with some scheme in their block heads.
For identification purposes, all 1950s episodes have been listed with the original title of the uncut version followed by any counterparts that were created when these episodes were split up. Pokey is often more cynical and suspicious -- he keeps Gumby from making mistakes, but can also be a little cranky when he encounters new characters or worlds. This article needs additional citations for. Their intentions are never made clear, since Gumby does his best to stay away from them. The first season was broadcast on , while the following seasons were made for. What can we learn about a particular moment in time from the entertainment it produced? When Pokey says they should only spend the money on the present, Gumby says to lighten up and live a little.
The Blockheads are forced to weed Gumby's garden as punishment, and the eponymous duo Gumby and Pokey decide that things are looking up for them as they head back to. These restorations were not perfect as the original negatives for the 11-minute versions appear to be lost and now only exist split into their syndication halves. At a picnic, Gumby announces that he's opening his own farm loan company that will give reasonable loans for its customers. This company distributed the film the same year. Using the ladder on his fire truck, he climbs to the moon and brings his son back to the safety and comfort of his family.
Notes: Pokey's and the Blockheads' debuts. A big part of the allure is Gumby's world, which is clearly hand-built and sometimes even a little clumsy. Goo saves the day by making herself into a net to save Kapp, then uses her clay to snuff the fire. In 1956, Gumby and his horse friend Pokey appeared on The Howdy Doody Show. Gumby's father sets out to rescue him in a fire engine that has a long extension ladder. The shorts, as well as the re-recorded editions of The Gumby Show, were included with the revival's syndication. And that's just what fans like.
. While many of the aforementioned services are no longer active, ' Gumby's Best Episodes is available for streaming on. A teenager much like Gumby and Goo. The set was not widely distributed, and it received much negative feedback because the film elements used were the 1980s reissues with the redubbed soundtracks and voices. New title sequences were filmed for half of these, while the other half retained the original title sequence. Besides that, Gumby is lots of fun, with no iffy language, no scariness, and imaginative, surreal adventures. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Find sources: — · · · · June 2012 was an American television series developed by. Why is this an important? In November 2014, the entire first and second seasons of Gumby were launched on television and online via the children's on demand network. Despite this, was unable to find a distributor for the film until 1995, when they found a small company called Arrow Releasing. Note: This is the first episode where Gumby is mentioned. You'll see both of these Clokey sides in Gumby, his creator's towering curiosity and imagination, as well as compassion and kindness. He can be a little foolhardy, jumping into situations without thinking.