Monday, January 1, 2018

Motor Mania

MOTOR MANIA (1967)

NOTE: Not to be confused with the 1950 Walt Disney short with Goofy (goes with out saying though)

Producer:
ART CLOKEY

Writers-Directors:
ARTHUR CLOKEY
PETER KLEINOW
RAYMOND PECK

Cast:
Gumby;Pokey/NORMA MacMILLAN
Reggie Van Snoot/?

Music:
JOHNNY HOLLIDAY
LACKEY & KAUER


Aired:1967-68

Happy New year, and back to, finally, a new reivew (rhymes...) Once upon a time Disney-Lantz director Jack Kinney directed a very funny Goofy cartoon,
"Motor Mania". (1950)..17 years later, Art Clokey codirected a likewise titled Gumby short with some of humor but more a chase cartoon.

It shows Gumby
and a (later in the short) bitter pony pal Pokey,too.

Pokey is usually the cynical one, but he and Gumby have to use their ususal teamwork against a racer whom they're planning now to race against:
Reggie Van snoot, a teenage, rich, racer with the voice of the Soda Jerk from "Shady Lemonade" & "Dragon Daffy", as heard in "Shady Leminade"
(probaly most likely Clokey himself).

Midway thru the episode, Gumby's racer breaks down (flashbacks of "The Racing Game/Gumby Racer", 1957, anyone? :-)) and Gumby (get ready for another
flashback to that one) improvises..not merging with Pokey but USING him with hm on wheels and Gumby on top.

A 1967 Clokey racer car.

With one horse power.

4-speed manual

Gets much to the clay gallon

Now able to resume racing, Gumby and Pokey go fast aorund the track, catching up to and surpassing Reggie Van Snoot and ultimately winning!

Norma MacMillan did Pokey's voice actually very successfully, like in the (already reviewed here) "Mystic Magic" and seems to be the voice here as well.

Opening title:
gears instead of "O" in the word Motor.

Open backgrond music: One of the usual Gumby chase themes.
The clayboy/pony get in Gumby's racer, and successfully enter the race, open to anyone, and then get the usual
business from Reg, who outdistances the

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gumby - Goo for Pokey 1967




Ignore the 1956 copyright, with all due respect to the owner. This came out in 1967. This is oen of those attempts to get me, Pokey in a spinoff. Goo has a freaking crush on me. She appears everywhere I go. Like Tex Avery's Droopy.Like very recently Emma Stone in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' 2009(in front of poor Matthew McConneaughy) (as Droopy himself would say..I do this all through the picture. Now they're in the high school stage more like the 1980s version, but it's the original with the original soundtrack.

Enjoy.

New year's resolution..to put more as legally allowed y terms of service. All rights belong to Gumby owner Clokey and Kabillion,etc.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy new year, and 60 anniversary of Gumby: Star of his own TV show!

Happy new year yearm and now..Pinky Lee and Scotty McKee, may have been forgotten, but on Howdy Doody show, in 1956 they hosted that show where Gumby stared 60 years and some months ago-fall 1956, with the "Gumby going to the moon adventures". In 1957, by then Gumby had gone through changes..besides the series almost right from the start establishing the man cast, includuing Pokey..me, the Horse SC,  and now had gotten his own show with above mentioned Lee and McKee (yeah, a rhyme...but in order) in succession hosting..these were live action and oriignal long form, serialized, GUmby adventures that we all know in their shorter approach.. YouTube had the one with Mr.Stuff, aka the "In the Dough" storyline, with the "Dennis the Menace" music theme having bene used here in its original familiar vide version, as used in the 1958 Road Runner/Coyote show "Hook, Line & Stinker"..The In the Dough flm is otherwise with the same background music. Then we can therefore imagine exactly how Gumby's gummy adventures and Pokey' horseplay was presented.

The date of the premiere,(1957), and studio (Gumby guest voice and Davey voice for Davey and Goliath) voice regular Richard Beals birth date, with 1957 being his 30th, were coincidentally both the same, March 16. No, Mr.Beals himself didn't play the character, though you can find out by checking all of the obvious relative links on the archives.

Gumby's first show would debut therefore, though not quite the anniversary, but just forthcoming, Cheers to the 60th debut as a standalone (post-Howdy Doody) star for Gumby, and the next several rebootsd thru the 1960s and beyond (though the post 1968-69 ones are shark jumpers for me.Incredible, Art kept Davey and Goliath going in its original series. D&G premiered in 1959 right when Mr.Clockey was first relaunching GUmby, unless still doing work on the original..

Gumby's a part of you.....and your..well, read the TRULY groovin'[no ironic pandering use] title of my blog! [Thanks much to any attorneys who don't mind the use of the name.]

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Capitol Hi-Q Music Cue: Popcorn



This is for everyone at the happy holiday season John Seely-Phil Green, Popcorn/Comedy walker, heard many times in early HB till 1961.