Little Nemo falling through “GOOGLE-Land”
The search giant honors the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s “Little Nemo” with an imaginative, interactive Google Doodle inspired by the original, illustrative style of the “Little Nemo in Slumberland” comic strip.
(In October of 1905, Winsor McCay’s comic strip, “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” began its printed run in newspapers. Some later printings of the fantastical comic strip were renamed “In the Land of Wonderful Dreams.”)

Little Nemo falling through “GOOGLE-Land”

The search giant honors the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s “Little Nemo” with an imaginative, interactive Google Doodle inspired by the original, illustrative style of the “Little Nemo in Slumberland” comic strip.

(In October of 1905, Winsor McCay’s comic strip, “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” began its printed run in newspapers. Some later printings of the fantastical comic strip were renamed “In the Land of Wonderful Dreams.”)

Homer Buddha, “Mmmmm.  Enlightenment.”
The kidrobot x the Simpsons toy collaboration continues with the new 7-inch vinyl Homer Buddha. This standalone, zen-like Homer inspired by "Goo Goo Gai Pan" (Season 16, Episode 12), comes packaged in a white and red box parodying a Chinese take-out food container.

“With a pretzel in one hand, and beads in another, Homer passes down the oral tradition of donut eating…” —kidrobot blog

Homer Buddha, peacefully sitting on top of “giant fried dough topped with pink frosting and rainbow jimmies,” will be available starting September 6th, 2012.

Homer Buddha, “Mmmmm.  Enlightenment.”

The kidrobot x the Simpsons toy collaboration continues with the new 7-inch vinyl Homer Buddha. This standalone, zen-like Homer inspired by "Goo Goo Gai Pan" (Season 16, Episode 12), comes packaged in a white and red box parodying a Chinese take-out food container.

“With a pretzel in one hand, and beads in another, Homer passes down the oral tradition of donut eating…” —kidrobot blog

Homer Buddha, peacefully sitting on top of “giant fried dough topped with pink frosting and rainbow jimmies,” will be available starting September 6th, 2012.

Interactive Google Doodle remembering Art Clokey with Gumby characters
Google celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of Arthur “Art” Clokey with an adorable, animated, interactive Gumby themed Google Doodle logo design (including Pokey and friends).

October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey’s 90th  birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle.  Google’s home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay  doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding  with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new http://www.Gumby.com website—Gumby’s new home!
"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says  Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son and creator of Gumby’s new website. "Art’s  life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been  thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."
A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art’s clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors…” —press release about Google Doodle for Gumby’s creator and the launch of new Gumby World site for classic film clips, history, products, and biographical information

“G” and “J” Blockhead, “Square Thinkers” (Gumby’s nemeses)
Prickle without Goo (dragon of dinosaur?)
Pokey pony (best friend and sidekick)
Aside from honoring the birthday of the late Art Clokey, the new Google Doodle is a fun way to reintroduce the characters made of clay from the stop-motion animated television classic. There’s plenty to read and watch about innovation in animation with Gumby.com as the base—only wish there were larger, archival images and photographs. Below is one of the old video gems:


Art Clokey’s early Gumby action / Montage of Clips from 50′s Episodes

Interactive Google Doodle remembering Art Clokey with Gumby characters

Google celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of Arthur “Art” Clokey with an adorable, animated, interactive Gumby themed Google Doodle logo design (including Pokey and friends).

October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey’s 90th birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle. Google’s home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new http://www.Gumby.com website—Gumby’s new home!

"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son and creator of Gumby’s new website. "Art’s life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."

A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art’s clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors…” —press release about Google Doodle for Gumby’s creator and the launch of new Gumby World site for classic film clips, history, products, and biographical information

Blockhead G and J, Gumby Google Doodle
“G” and “J” Blockhead, “Square Thinkers” (Gumby’s nemeses)

prickle animated character in gumby themed google doodle
Prickle without Goo (dragon of dinosaur?)

Pokey pony in Art Clokey Gumby Google Doodle
Pokey pony (best friend and sidekick)

Aside from honoring the birthday of the late Art Clokey, the new Google Doodle is a fun way to reintroduce the characters made of clay from the stop-motion animated television classic. There’s plenty to read and watch about innovation in animation with Gumby.com as the base—only wish there were larger, archival images and photographs. Below is one of the old video gems:


Art Clokey’s early Gumby action / Montage of Clips from 50′s Episodes