The Gumby Movie – Timeless Entertaining Charm

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Take a magical romp with the world’s most popular clay boy in The Gumby Movie. For
the first time, you’ll enjoy this heartwarming adventure, fully re-mastered from its
original film rolls. This is the complete movie, with all its scenes intact. This clay-
animated masterpiece was written and directed by Gumby Creator Art Clokey and
showcases Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp and introduces
the Clayboys and singing sensation Tara. Gumby rocks out with the Clayboys for a
concert benefiting local farmers. But things go awry when Gumby s arch enemies, the
Blockheads, dognap his pet pooch, Lowbelly! Bad turns to worse when the Blockheads
also kidnap the band…and replace them with clones! The battle between Clayboys and
clones is filled with trains and planes, knights and fights, thrills and spills! True to classic
Gumby adventures, The Gumby Movie takes viewers in and out of books, to Toyland,
Camelot, outer space and beyond! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “This is
the youngest of the Gumby series and is far from the best. However, even though there
are some moments that could be improved on, The Gumby Movie still delivers the
timeless entertaining charm that the earlier decades of the Gumby series are so famous
for.” KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror, Rachael V. adds, “The movie is a well done flashback to
the series and has the same goofy animation and weird storylines.” See their full reviews
below
The Gumby Movie
By Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15
https://youtu.be/1lDnvcjfWHg
  • This is the youngest of the Gumby series and is far from the best. However, even though
    there are some moments that could be improved on, The Gumby Movie still delivers the
    timeless entertaining charm that the earlier decades of the Gumby series are so famous
    for.This film follows the trend of the show by concentrating on Gumby’s adventures. There
    are some light action scenes to keep these adventures exciting as well as a few jokes that
    the whole family can enjoy.
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    The Gumby Movie’s plot is about Gumby and his friends attempting to stage a concert.
    During the concert, two investors in the audience accidentally find out that Gumby’s dog
    (Lowbelly) cries pearls when he listens to their music. They come up with a scheme to
    steal the dog and make thousands of dollars, but get discovered and Gumby and his
    friends have to save Lowbelly in one epic and complex adventure.
    For the most part, this film really has a lot of great perks. The detail in the stop-motion
    clay animation really looks spectacular and mostly natural. The plot has lots of fun twists
     as well as quite a few references (i.e. one fighting scene contains light sabers in a ship
    that looks like it belongs in Star Wars) to other series that allows for a good laugh. The
    background soundtrack by Jerry Gerber fits the tune of the quirky cartoon well and adds a
    little spice to the movie as a whole. There are a few technical hiccups that can be
    improved on to make this film perfect. One example is the visible and obvious wires
    holding up some of the characters. Even though this film was made in 1995, wire
    removal editing tools have existed since the late 80s. At times, the animation lags quite a
    bit and could be sped up to make more fluid motions. Nevertheless, none of these little
    things ruin the watching experience, as The Gumby Movie still is a great film to watch
    with the family.
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    There are some filler scenes that don’t do much to further the plot nor add any
    reoccurring elements to the story. Even though they sound bad, they are enjoyable and
    make it feel like several separate episodes, each with a unique adventure. My favorite
    scene takes place towards the beginning of the runtime when Pokey looks for Gumby
    everywhere. On his way, he passes by a slide. At the same time, two of Pokey’s friends
    come out of the slide and run into him. The three turn into a big clay ball and need to go
    to the hospital to get un-separated. The scene has quite a few made up procedures that are
    both funny and realistic looking, which adds to the humor. Even though this has no
    purpose to the story, it still provides a few good laughs and, in general, is a fun mini-
    story.
    The Gumby Movie can be a family movie but its main purpose is being a kid’s movie. For
    that reason, I recommend it for ages 8 to 18. I give The Gumby Movie 4.5 out of 5 stars
    because it has a few technical faults here and there, but still really provides a good quality
    Gumby feature film.
    The Gumby Movie
    By Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
    I always love watching anything Gumby related. I remember watching Gumby when I
    was younger and it was always a blast. It was always quirky and weird, which is
    something I can really get behind. The movie is a well done flashback to the series and
    has the same goofy animation and weird storylines. If this is not something that you’ve
    grown up with, chances are you might not like this movie as much. It’s a hard style to get
    into if you are not watching it for nostalgia. My children were a little confused when
    watching this because the animation is so old school. I personally really enjoyed it and I
    am 26! I recommend it for ages 6 to 12 and give it 5 out of 5 stars, fully admitting that I
    am a sucker for nostalgia