Art Clokey received his undergraduate degree in 1943 from Pomona College in Claremont, California.
His pilot animation, The Clay Peacock, was an elaboration on the animated NBC logo of the time.
Art Clokey is also credited with the bizarre clay animation title sequence for the 1965 beach movie, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, starring Vincent Price and Frankie Avalon.
His son, Joe Clokey, continued the Davey and Goliath cartoon in 2004.
His adopted father's full name is Joseph Wandell Clokey.
His works are almost exclusively in clay animation.
The idea of Gumby's lop-sided head was inspired by a photo of Art Clokey's father when he graduated from high school. It has a picture of him with a cowlick on the top left side of his head.
Art Clokey brought back Gumby in the year 1988 with new episodes, revamped appearances, and developments.
When his daughter Ann died, he created a pilot episode, Mandala, as a tribute for her assistance.
Art Clokey usually refers his form of clay animation to be called "Pixellation".
His seven favorite Gumby episodes:
1) Robot Rumpus
2) In the Dough
3) The Groobee
4) The Witty Witch
5) Richocete Pete
6) The Small Planets
7) Hidden Valley
The pilot episode of Gumby that Art Clokey made had no audio recordings or background music.
His first clay animation Art Clokey made in 1953 was called Gumbasia.
Art Clokey married Gloria Clokey that October 23, 1976.
Art Clokey married Ruth Clokey in 1948. He had two children named Joe and Ann. Later, he and Ruth had a divorce in 1966.
Art Clokey also created Davey and Goliath. It was aired that January 1, 1960, which was four years after Gumby aired.
In 1995, Art Clokey created a clay-animated film, The Gumby Movie.
Art Clokey is the very first person ever to observe clay animation.
Art Clokey is also known as "Gumby's Dad".
Art Clokey first aired Gumby in the year 1956.