Puppet Maker Davey Voice Panel Davey Making Gumby Puppets Animating Astrobots Gumby Cage

Gumby’s Studio

Art and Ruth Clokey founded Clokey Films (later renamed Clokey Productions) when they launched Gumby in 1955. The studio moved from Hollywood to a larger facility in Glendora, California in 1960 when they began production on 85 Gumby episodes and 65 Davey and Goliath episodes. At the end of the 1970’s the Glendora studio was closed. Art and his second wife Gloria established Premavision, Inc. and opened a new facility in Sausalito, California where they produced 99 new Gumby episodes in the 1980’s.

Art and Ruth’s son, Joe Clokey, and his wife Joan Rock Clokey carry on the family tradition, managing the current Clokey Productions/Premavision studio on the beautiful central coast of California. This studio employs the top animators, puppet makers and set designers in the industry, many of whom were mentored by Art himself.

See some photos from the studio…

Animating Sped Up


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Animating Action


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The Making of Gumby vs. the Astrobots


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Gumby vs. Astrobots


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80’s series animating


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