The Gumby Fest Schedule:
Please note: Online and advanced reservations for Bidwell Forum Presentations are not available. Seating may not accommodate large groups en masse. Gumby Fest is a FREE event! Have a Gumby Day!!!
Photo Release Policy: Attendance constitutes granting permission for you or your children to be photographed or videotaped for publicity purposes. If you do not want you or your children to be photographed or videotaped, please inform event staff.
June 14th 10am to 4pm
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Gumby Museum open. Gumby Museum is going to be in the Glendoras Library Friends Room and will also have a continuous loop of Gumby Videos
10 a.m-4 p.m. – Hands-on craft and animation activities
Bidwell Forum Presentation Schedule:
10 a.m. – Presentation by LAIKA Studios, producers of ParaNorman and BoxTrolls (opening in September).
10:45 a.m. – Presentation by Stoopid Buddies Stoodio, producers of Robot Chicken on Adult Swim.
11:30 p.m. – State of the Art panel: Animators from Premavision, Laika Studios, Stoopid Buddies Stoodios and the Art Institute of San Francisco.
1 p.m. – “Gumby Through the Years” presented by Joe Clokey, son of Gumby creator Art Clokey.
2 p.m. – “Meet the Gumby Gang” featuring Clokey Productions’ crew. On the panel: Harry Walton, Doug Beswick and Norm DeCarlo, stop motion and visual effects pioneers who got their start in Glendora and went on to work on over 35 feature films and TV series, such as Star Wars and Nightmare Before Christmas; Rich Zim, master clay animator who cut his teeth on the Gumby ‘80s series before branching out; Joe Clokey and others. Rick Baker: He won the first ever Academy Award-winner for Best Make-up/Hair Styling for An American Werewolf in London; other credits include Disney’s upcoming Maleficent, Men in Black,, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,and many others.
Schedule for City Council Chambers-hosted by Kiwanis
10:00 a.m.-Montreal Film Submissions
11:15 a.m.– Gumby Episodes
12:00 p.m.-“Sound of Thunder” – by William Stromberg
12:15 p.m.-Gumby Episodes
1:45 p.m.-“Sound of Thunder” – by William Stromberg
2:00 p.m.-“Gumby Dharma” Emmy Award winning
documentary about Art Clokey
3:00 p.m.-Montreal Film Submissions
- Ticket handout begins at 9:00 AM
- Booths open and activities begin at 10:00 AM
- Cleanup begins at 4:00 PM.
- Gumby Fest will take place rain or shine, barring emergency operations
- Activities and schedule are subject to change
- The festival is open to all ages
- Gumby Fest is being held in and on City facilities, where smoking is not allowed.
- Photo Release Policy: Attendance constitutes granting permission for you or your children to be photographed or videotaped for publicity purposes. If you do not want you or your children to be photographed or videotaped, please inform event staff.
How do I get there and where do I park?
Glendora Civic Center
140 S. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
Click here for Google Map
General parking is available:
- In the lot at the northeast corner of Glendora Ave. and Carroll Ave.
- In the lot at the southeast corner of Foothill Blvd. and Vista Bonita Ave.
- In Glendora Village, north of Foothill Blvd.
- Along the streets (obey all posted restrictions)
Accessible parking is available in the lot on the west side of Vista Bonita, behind City Hall.
Will there be food service?
Yes. Sit-down dining is available in the Village, on North Glendora Avenue. Food trucks will be parked near the Civic Center on South Glendora Avenue. Water will be available for sale and from limited drinking-fountain facilities on site. No alcohol.
For the Council Chamber screenings specifically, only water is allowed.
How does ticketing work?
- Program tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, June 14th. Each person attending (including children) must be present to receive their tickets.
- All programs are free of charge.
- Tickets will be available at the Gumby Fest Information Booth located on the Civic Center Plaza, just outside of the Bidwell Forum.
- Seats not used 5 minutes after the beginning of the program will be filled from a standby line
- Advance registration is not available.
- Seating may not accommodate large groups.
Council Chambers screenings, hosted by Kiwanis
- Seating is first come, first served.
Will there be a chance for Q & A? What about autographs?
All Bidwell Forum presentations include a limited question-and-answer period.
The registration/information tent is available for meeting and greeting – it is up to each presenter if and how to use that opportunity.
Art and Ruth Clokey founded Clokey Films (later renamed Clokey Productions) when they launched “Gumby” in 1955. The studio moved from Hollywood to a larger facility in Glendora, California in 1960 when they began production on 85 “Gumby” episodes and 65 “Davey and Goliath” episodes.
Clokey’s son Joe and his wife Joan employ top animators, puppet makers and set designers in the industry (many of whom were mentored by Art himself) as they continue all things Gumby with Premavision/Clokey Productions, Inc.
Schedule subject to change.