Sunday, January 10, 2010

Art Clokey, creator of Gumby, dead at 88

Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby, died at age 88.

He created Gumby as part of a student project at USC in the 1950s and was later recruited by the Lutheran Church to create Davy & Goliath.

I never understood Gumby. I watched it in the '60s. But what was he? Was he a toy? Was he a person? A strange, surreal show.

Avatar passes the one billion dollar mark

They're claiming the thing cost $400 million to make, although there's some confusion about this. Did that include distribution costs? In theory, it would have to gross a billion dollars just to break even.

Well, it's grossed a billion dollars now. We'll see what kind of profit it ends up making.

Since 3D seems to be its big selling point, it's possible it won't do so well on DVD or pay TV.

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