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Family Fun and Exciting Presentations by Animation Industry All Stars at Gumby Fest, September 18-20

Gumby Fest 2015 is Sure to Make You Smile.

There’s going to be something for everyone, young and old, from Gumby fans to animation aficionados at the Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival, Sept. 18-20, at the college, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, California.

Gumby Fest invitation

Gumby turns 60 this year, so it’s a great time to celebrate the pop culture icon. Not only is Gumby Fest 2015 full of free family activities, it also provides an inside look into the animation industry from leading film and television professionals. Fans, animation hobbyists and the next generation of animators will enjoy the many fascinating presentations and discussion panels.

Among the free fun will be the Gumby Museum with original stop-motion puppets, sets, props and amazing photos from the rich 60-year history of Clokey Productions/Premavision which also created Davey and Goliath. This is a unique behind-the-scenes look at how Gumby came to life through stop-motion animation. The museum display will be at the college’s Hayden Memorial Library Art Gallery from Sept. 1 to Oct. 16.Gumby 60th Anniversary logo

Join us at Gumby’s 60th Birthday Bash on Saturday at 4 p.m. and the awards ceremony for the stop-motion animation contest hosted by Gumby Fest 2015. The Grand Prize is The Clokey Award, named after Gumby creator Art Clokey. Come see the creative animated shorts produced by children, college students and stop motion artists.

Other activities include screenings of Gumby and Davey and Goliath episodes along with a community fair, Gumby collectibles, food trucks, bounce-houses for kids, live rock bands and children’s art projects. Kids can try their hand at animation, make a clay Gumby, paint a set, create puppets, make a flip book, and more.

Saturday, Sept. 19, Main Stage Presentations at Haugh Performing Arts Center

  • 1:00 p.m. – The World of Visual Effects with visual effects guru Harry Walton (Indiana Jones, The Abyss, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Star Trek, Terminator and more)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Maleficent Director Robert Stromberg. He won Art Direction Academy Awards for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.

Sunday, Sept. 20, Main Stage Presentations at Haugh Performing Arts Center

  • 11:00 a.m. – Putting It All Together – The Components To Produce A Stop-Motion Animation featuring Dalton Grant, owner Red Giant Studios; Bryan Garver, supervising gaffer and stage manager, LAIKA Studios; Tim Hittle, creator of The Jay Clay Trilogy and animator (The New Adventures of Gumby, The NightmareBefore Christmas, James and the Giant Peach); and Sarah Serata, feature film and television producer who has worked with stop-motion legend Henry Selick (Coraline).™

See details about Main Stage presentations here.

Film and animation industry professionals will speak at free panels:

  • “How I Got Into The Industry/ What It Takes To Be An Artist”
  • “3-D Printing for Stop Motion”
  • “In the Art Studio”
  • “Women in Animation”
  • “Running an Animation Studio”
  • “Cultivating a Creative Community”
  • “Stop Motion University: Colleges Offering Stop-Motion Animation” and more.

See the free presentations schedule here.

The fun begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 in the Haugh PerforGumby Fest Bannerming Arts Center with Cinema Vivant, presented by The Hot Club of San Francisco who plays gypsy jazz swing against a backdrop of three early stop-motion animated films. Tickets are available at www.haughpac.com.

Tickets for all Haugh presentations are $10 per adult and $5 per child. Limited Edition All-Access Passes are available for $25 (one day) and $40 (two day). Tickets and All-Access Passes are available by calling the Haugh Box Office, (626) 963-9411, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

For information, visit www.haughpac.com.

Tickets are $5 for Art studio workshops exploring several facets of stop-motion animation:

Tickets for the art studio workshops are also available at www.haughpac.com.

Boy animating Pokey at Gumby Fest

The Festival will be staged at the college’s Performing Arts complex that includes the 1,400-seat Haugh Performing Arts Center, the Little Theater, rehearsal halls, computer labs, classrooms, a large technical theater sound stage, dance studio, and a state-of-the-art audio recording complex, as well as other campus locations.

Proceeds from Gumby Fest 2015 will benefit the Citrus College Foundation to benefit Visual Arts Department students.

Visit the Gumby Fest website.  See the Gumby Fest Flyer PDF.

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