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A very happy birthday to Art Clokey, claymation pioneer and creator of Gumby!

The animations for this doodle were produced by the extremely talented Anthony Scott (,, with help from Nicole LaPointe. Production was supervised by Art's son Joe Clokey, and his wife Joan, who were both incredibly kind and inspiring.

Huge props to +Bradley Bossard for the engineering wizardry!

Many many thanks to +Ryan Germick, +Jennifer Hom, +Willie Real, +Kris Hom, +Marcin Wichary, +Leah Weisberg, +Preston Hershorn, +Doug Simpkinson, Shelley Shostak, and +Jonathan Tang.

Apologies if I forgot anyone, please speak up if so!

For the curious, check out Art Clokey's first animated film, Gumbasia: Gumbasia
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Working list of favorite movies as discussed with +Ryan Germick.

1. Brazil
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - Ministry of Information

2. Rashomon
Rashomon Trailer (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

3. Delicatessen
Delicatessen Bubble Scene

4. Amadeus
Mozart Vs Salieri

5. Mulholland Drive

6. The Blues Brothers - “It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.” “Hit it.”
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers

7. Alice
Excerpt from 'Alice' (1988) Švankmajer

8. In The Mood For Love
best part of "in the mood for love"

9. Clue
Flames on the side of my face

10. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters - set design by Eiko Ishioka!
Mishima / Closing - Philip Glass

11. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover Trailer 2

12. Alien
Alien - Extended Chestburster

13. Muppet Treasure Island
Muppet Treasure Island Roll Call

14. Akira
Akira - motorbikes scene

15. The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose ♫ - 13 End title

Actors who overlap include Ian Holm, Tim Curry, and F. Murray Abraham.

Also-rans: Spoorloos, Blade Runner, Eraserhead, 8 1/2, Zardoz, Jurassic Park, The Thing, Titus, Labyrinth, The Magic Flute, Heavenly Creatures, Silence of the Lambs, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Eyes Wide Shut, Primer, Murder on the Orient Express, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Whisper of the Heart, Millenium Actress.

Because +Jennifer Hom insinuated I only like depressing messed up movies, let me close with a clip that makes me giggle like an idiot:
TV Heaven, Telly Hell (Omid Djalili)
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