Gumby: The Movie facts for kids
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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Art Clokey|
|Produced by||Art Clokey
|Written by||Art Clokey
|Music by||Jerry Gerber
|Editing by||Marilyn McCoppen
|Distributed by||Arrow Releasing Inc.|
|Release date(s)||October 4, 1995|
|Running time||90 minutes|
The film was released on October 4, 1995, received mostly negative reviews and was a box-office bomb, earning only $57,100 at the US box office, although much of this can be attributed to its very limited theatrical rollout. The film did, however, achieve a cult status among its fan base.
When the Blockheads' E-Z Loan company threatens to take away the farms belonging to the small farmers due to being unable to make their loan payments, Gumby and his band, the Clayboys, decide to have a benefit concert to save the farms. But when the evil Blockheads find out that Gumby's dog, Lowbelly, cries pearls when he sees the Clayboys perform, they decide to kidnap Lowbelly and force him to cry pearls (initially unaware that Lowbelly was only crying whenever Gumby changed his shape). Lowbelly doesn't respond to the Blockheads' initial attempt, but the Blockheads subsequently are informed by computer analysis that they need Gumby to extract the pearls, so they kidnap Gumby and the Clayboys in order to create robotic clones of them.
With the help of Pokey, Prickle, Goo, fans Tara and Ginger, and talent agent Lucky Claybert, Gumby takes on his robot clone and is still in time for his videotaping session in agreement with Claybert. At a picnic, Gumby announces that he's opening his own farm-centered loan company that will give reasonable loans for its customers. 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 outer space.
- Dallas McKennon (as Charles Farrington) voices several roles:
- Gumby: A young green boy made of clay
- Professor Kapp: The silliest scientist with an Ed Wynn-like voice
- Fatbuckle: A red man with a big belt (his name is a play on "Fatty" Arbuckle)
- Lucky Claybert: A Groucho Marx–like talent agent who makes "Gumbymania": A Lucky Production
- Nobuckle: A yellow man with a New Jersey accent
- Art Clokey voices several roles:
- Gloria Clokey voices Goo: a blue flying teenage mermaid
- Manny La Carruba voices Thinbuckle, A blue teenager with a thin belt. A teenager much like Gumby and Goo.
- Patti Morse (speaking voice)/Melisa Kary (singing voice) voices Tara: a light blue female and Gumby's love interest
- Alice Young voices Ginger: Tara's best friend
- Janet MacDuff voices Gumba: Gumby's mom
- Bonnie Rudolph voices some roles:
- Lowbelly: The dog who cries pearls every time he sees Gumby change shapes
- Farm Lady
- Ozzie Ahlers voices Radio Announcer
- Kirby Coleman voices "This Way 'N That" Singer
- Anthony McNulty voices "Burnzy"
- David Archer
- Lillian Nicol
- Rick Warren
- Stan Freberg (uncredited)
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