Son of Art and Ruth Clokey, the pioneering creators of Gumby, Joe Clokey was raised as Gumby’s brother. Today Joe carries on his parents’ legacy, introducing Gumby to the next generation of fans as the head of Gumby’s animation studio and business affairs. As a young man in the 60’s and 70’s, Joe began studying the techniques of clay animation alongside his father at Clokey Productions. In 2001, and beyond, he continued the tradition by directing and producing various stop motion Gumby spots for ABC, Namco, Google and others. He produced the half hour TV special, Gumby’s World, and one-hour Davey and Goliath special. Most recently, Joe has been working to re-master the entire Gumby library. His efforts were highlighted in 2007, when the newly edited director’s cut of Gumby: The Movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Joe has written, directed and produced over 60 award-winning horticulture, agriculture and earth science films that are used in high schools and colleges.