For most kids under the age of 65, Gumby was their introduction to stop-motion animation. The high-pitched, oddly shaped hero and his horse companion, Pokey, had their television debut on The Howdy Doody Show in the mid-1950s – and from there the sky was the limit. In 1960, creator Art Clokey moved his production company to Glendora to churn out more than 100 episodes of Gumby and Davey and Goliath, and the city takes immense pride in its role in animation history. The inaugural Gumby Fest will be a six-hour celebration of all things Gumby, featuring a temporary museum; an animation presentation from the producers of Robot Chicken; and a panel featuring Clokey alumni, including his son Joe and makeup wizard Rick Baker. All that plus a lot of videos of Gumby walking through walls. Not a bad legacy for a simple hunk of green clay. Glendora Library, 140 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora; Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; free. (626) 852-4891,

Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/14/14)

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