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Gumby: The Movie (1995)
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In this offshoot of the 1950s "claymation" cartoon series, the crazy Blockheads threaten to ruin Gumby's benefit concert by replacing the entire city of Clokeytown with robots.


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Cast overview:
Gumby / Professor Kapp / Lucky Claybert / Fatbuckle / Nobuckle (voice) (as Charles Farrington)
Art Clokey ...
Pokey / Prickle / Gumbo (voice)
Gloria Clokey ...
Goo (voice)
Manny La Carruba ...
Thinbuckle (voice) (as Manny LaCarruba)
Alice Young ...
Ginger (voice)
Janet MacDuff ...
Gumba (voice)
Patti Morse ...
Tara (voice)
Bonnie Rudolph ...
Lowbelly / Farm Lady (voice)
David Ozzie Ahlers ...
Radio Announcer (voice) (as Ozzie Ahlers)
David Archer ...
Background Voice Effects (voice)
Lillian Nicol ...
Background Voice Effects (voice)
Rick Warren ...
Background Voice Effects (voice)


In this offshoot of the 1950s "claymation" cartoon series, the crazy Blockheads threaten to ruin Gumby's benefit concert by replacing the entire city of Clokeytown with robots. Written by Hiphats

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$3,000,000 (estimated)


$57,100 (USA)

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Art Clokey and Dal McKennon's last film. See more »


During various scenes, the "J" on one of the Blockheads is shown backwards in some shots. See more »


Fatbuckle: Boy, that driver must think he's going to a fire.
Thinbuckle: I wish we were going to a fire. This air conditioning is freezing.
[Thinbuckle yawns and then falls asleep]
Nobuckle: I'm cold and stiff, I can't move!
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Rockin' Arc Park
Music by David Ozzie Ahlers (as Ozzie Ahlers)
Guitars: Craig Chaquico
Keyboard, Bass, Percussion: David Ozzie Ahlers (as Ozzie Ahlers)
Recorded at Focused Audio, San Francisco
Engineer: Jeff Roth
Remix Engineer: Jim Reitzel
Published by Premavision/Misticaro Music, BMI
Produced by David Ozzie Ahlers (as Ozzie Ahlers)
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Gumby in a rock band
9 October 2007 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

When I was around ten years old, I watched some episodes of "The Gumby Show" on video. Since I liked what I saw, I then watched this full-length feature, which came nearly four decades after the birth of the stop-motion character's original TV show. "Gumby: The Movie" was not a disappointment for me, and the first time I watched it during my childhood wasn't my last. I have watched it again three times, I think all within the past year, and thought it was pretty good the first couple times, but it went slightly downhill for me with my latest viewing. While I watched "Gumby: The Movie" last night, I wasn't quite as impressed.

In this movie, Gumby is a member of a rock band called the Clayboys. The band has a studio on a farm, where they rehearse. As the band are on their way to their studio, along with Gumby's friends (Pokey, Goo, and Prickle), they learn that farmers are about to lose their homes, due to the fact that they cannot pay their debts. The Clayboys decide to hold a benefit concert for these troubled farmers. Unfortunately, the evil Blockheads, the ones who delivered the letters to the farmers, informing them of the bad news, are at the concert. When these two notice Gumby's dog, Lowbelly, crying pearls, they begin to record the music. After the show, the Blockheads kidnap Lowbelly, so they can play the recording they have of the Clayboys' music, and have him cry more pearls so they can get rich! However, they discover that Lowbelly will only cry pearls when he hears the music live, so the two villains now intend to kidnap the band members as well!

"Gumby: The Movie" may have more for kids than for adults, but it's not strictly for kids. During previous recent viewings, I certainly wasn't blown away, but thought it reasonably entertaining, with some mild excitement, an occasional funny scene (such as the clumsy robot waiter in the café), and some interesting places the characters find themselves in when they enter books. When I last watched the film, I was entertained by these things for a while, but eventually, I found that it got tiring. I also found that some of the voice-overs are poor, although most of them are alright. I don't know, maybe I have now seen it too many times. However, since I liked the film more during previous viewings, and enjoyed a bit of it this time, I have to give it credit, and do recommend it for stop-motion fans of all ages. You just might not want to expect a masterpiece.

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