Monday, December 28, 2009

The Magic Flute

A Clokey Enterprises,Inc.Production..


Pokey/Prickle/either ART CLOKEY or ?

Opening titles "Gumby Theme"/PETE KLEINOW
Title card: Unknown flute theme..
Note - this episode has a special musical theme, so a lot of short
tags with flute,s possibly Ib Glindemann's now housed at Carlin Archives,
are used, along with the standard Johnny Holiday "Gumby Slide Whistle" originally credited to him as used on a Sam Singer Sinbad short from 1965 before those later themes took over

PLOT:Out heroes and a magic flute that Pokey and Prickle appropriate.

"It's a nice afternoon, and Goo's serenading Gumby on a flute that makes furntiure dance [so why don't they just have a Sorcerer's Apprentice thing aorund this?] Pokey and Prickle [with that dry sour and dour voice of his] watch through the window and when the two G's ain't looking, surrepetiously, clandestinely, slyly, and cunnungly....SWIPE I!!! They then drive off but then get into an accident while taking turns making cops, regular guys on the city streets, dance to to the music. The accident knocks the lot of the two into the local zoo, along with their flute, which rolls into the cage and hands of a curious ape, who then tries to be the next Piccolo Pete. By then Gumby and Goo have arrived while the gorilla makes Prickle and Pokey dance [like Egyptian figues]. Goo gets the fl;ute back [by flying, how else] and then plays and no one automaticcaly moves. The music just continues like in a 1930s cartoon into the standard 1960s end titles. The canned score seems to be of the shorter flutes and stuff that earlier would have been Capitol Bi-Q's short stings. Hmm. By the time that thsi was made the cues would have been absorbed into the other categories. I can only think of mood [M] or experimental [X] [Yowp had wondered on his own blog what that was for.]


See Here and Here

It's got some odd surprises here and there as to who actually was involved including a possible relative of mine..Fred Steiner, Jack Meakin and some others...including the actual big name composer who actually did many of the cues credited to Seely and Loose.

Monday, November 16, 2009

All Broken Up

Art Clokey Presents a Gumby Adventure, "All Broken Up".
Originally broadcast, 1965.
Gumby/Goo/Pokey/NORMA MacMILLAN
Prickle[/concert announcer/DAL McKENNON

Writer-Director either ART CLOKEY or PETE KLEINOW and RAYMOND PECK

Open: "Gumby theme"/PETE KLEINOW
Intro: Standard slide whistle/JOHNNY HOLLIDAY [originated on at least one of the older Sam Singer-AIP TV Sinbad Jr.shorts which credit him]
Many "modern musical sounds" that relate to the story/UNKNOWN
Announcer introducing Prickle: "Variete 1"/HANS CONZELMANN and DELLE HAENSCH [and possibly GERHARD TREDE as ASCAP.COM lists not a "DELLE Haensch but a GERHARD Haesnch" and despite the many GERHARDS but Mr.TREDE and the two others are both in the same music service currently--SELECTED SOUND. Also this was used in "Ren and Stimpy", of which an extremely popular online soundtrack album of this exists to identitty the composder as PHIL GREEN...but it IS in the SELECTED SOUND folder, 5518, SHOWBIZ< as #26 "Variete 1" by HANS CONZELMANN and DELLE HAENSCH, and NOT by PHIL GREEN]
Rest are largely unknown music effects as such, relative to story plus the standard 1960s flute theme that would be normally heard in these late 1960s shorts.
End theme/KLEINOW
UPDATE, 4 March 18, thanks to the new Joe and Joan Clokey book GUMBY IMAGINED correct date, if only year

Prickle, the dinosaur with an artistic inferioirty complex [like in "Prickle's Problem" & "Mystic Magic"] gets to perform with Goo, his "demonstrator", his own compositions such as "Runcible Rhythm" [don't ask.] Pokey accidentally falls and wrecks it, with Gumbt stnaidng by. Crossfade, we now get to hear an announcer [as Conzelmann-Haensch's "Variete", also often heard in Ren and Stimpy, Selected Sound SEL5118/26] plays] announce Prickle and Goo's [she's the one who make sthese abstract shapes to his music, see.]'s big moment with Prickle playing his tune. The nasty old Blochheads come by and make their own kind of music [a year before Mama Cass would advise all of the rest of us to do the very same thang] and Goo's all broken up. Back at Gumby's labatory, the green one uses one of his science ficiton devices to restore Goo. But then the Blockheads show their block heads around, so Gumby plays music to turn the tables aorund the break THEM up.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The later 1960s Gumby title character voice..

As of October 25,2009, I have returned...and now here's the next article..
GUMBY played by who in late 60s?

Ask anyone knowledgable about the classic TV subject nad of animation lore who Gumby was in the 60s and they might answer Dallas McKennon [who left us earlier this year.] BUT ask someone who was the voic eof the late 60s Gumby - the boyish one - and the name they give, well, it's what the voice was NOT of Gumby, and NEVER was [though he's heard quite a lot for Art Clokey on the show nand on "Davey and Goliath!" He'd started as Spedy Alka Selzter in the TV world of 50s after working on Chicago radio [went to Hollywood in 1952-Charles Hillinger, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1992]. WAS Speedy A. in the 1980s "Clay animaiution festival" flick, with Dallas McKennon as Gumby and Art Clokey as Pokey, thus causing confusion.] Okay, this guy is NOT Gumby but did a loyal amount of voice work in the show:
Richard Beals.
heard in many productions.But--important-- he ain't heard in these later episodes---the 1967-68 ones---at least not as Gumby--so who was it? Why, Sweet Polly Purebred herself--NORMA McMILLAN [1921-2001]. The voice of various female New York City based Leonardo TTV produced shows like Underdog's Sweet Polly [to Underdog's Wally Cox] and ofg Gumby's girlfriend Goo, McMillan, also Davey [..and Goliath] and the TV Casper, is often mistaken for other actors, yet is steadily gaining long overdue recognition as the final [prior to that 80s revival] Gumby voice. You know, in the episodes with Prickle and Goo.

Next, I may offer my conjecture as to the DOUR voice of Prickle the yellow Dinosaur [clokeyasaurues claysaurus friendlysaurus rexasuarues] from these episodes ["Hare-raising adventure","Goildne Iguana", "The magic Flute', or "Behind the Puff Ball," which game him his name [thank you, Mr.Alan Watts!] NOT the slightly "whiny but borderline happy" one in others]. He's not the usual Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, as fas as I know..stay tooned [yech..thanks Roger Rabbit for that term!:)]

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gabby Auntie

Original Broadcast in

Produced, and allegedly for such a later short, written & directed by:


Open "Original Gumby theme"/PETE KLIENOW

Titles following and establing shot "Cinnamon Stick"/"FRANK STERLING" [collective psued.] nee DENNIS BERRY and STUART CROMBIE [in the Southern Library, now Bruton as #25? in "The Worst of Times"; it originally appeared in Peer Southern Library of Rec.Mus.SLLP 1]]["Ren and Stimpy" used other cues by them, and maybe this one as well]

Aunt Gumbitty talking,"Comedy Timepiece"/ARTHUR HAROLD WILKINSON [Peer Southern SLLP 13]

Pokey walks; still unknown [CONRAD LEONARD?]

"Rustic March"/JOHNNY SCOTT [Peer Southern SLLP 15]

Gumby and his aunt get stuck in trees - "Capering Clowns"/MAX SAUNDERS [still available! Bruton, Best of times #23 AND in BRU356/BRO20/BR4/#8][Peer Southern SLLP 15]

Gumby getting into boat [compare this scene with the dino bone in "A Bone for Nopey"]/"Danger, Melting Ice"/VINCENT HOLLAND

Gumby getting in speedboat to the point where's he's in the air and then catches Pokey "Chase Me Chester"/ROGER ROGER
[Peer Southern SLLP 13.]

Gumby spilled by plane into his car, thus waking pokey up and crossfade to next scene with them and gumby Auntie Gumbitty in car - more unknown music

Final cue-"Comedy Timepiece"/ARTHUR H.WILKSON - from Southern Library.

End title - Theme msuic/P.KLEINOW

PLOT: Pokey walks in his sleep out rather than listen to GUmby's cvhattery auntie, to drive Gumby's old automobile. That'll show 'em!

A favorite of mine where Pokey kind of shows how talk may be kinda chepa. Sounding more like a Ren and Stimpy short to some for the specific cues, all of which wound up in BRUTON LIBRARY apparently coincidentally, being from different libaries, Pokey and Gumby spend time with Gumby's chattering aunt who looks like a campy drag queen take on the Gumster (and sounds like Julia Child). He then trots in their sleep out to Gumby's old Yellow Ghost Rolls Royce [RICH guy, that Gumby!! Must be all that money, he made] and now it's up to Gumby and his aunt to catch them. Driivng off to a stock bugle cue, Gumby and his aunt get stuck between two palm trees, so, Gumby borrows a hovercratf and takes off after the still sleep driving horse to the strains of Roger Roger, then a la Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes and the gang in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" next year, take to the air, then bails out! Wakinjg the horse up, Gumby, Pokey and his aunt are now riding along and as mentioned in cue sheet, Gujmby's aunt Gumbiktty starts chatting. The clip clip vibe cue is slightly similair to my eyes to Philip green's "Light Mechanical EM-115A" cue in the Warner Brothers 1958 shorts "Gopher Broke" and "A Bird in a Bonnett" that used some of this stock music due to a 1958 musicians strike.On a sidenote, on Soulseek, from an anonymous contributor, I got the file that follows Cinnamon Stick, it's A.H.Wilkson's Comedy Timepiece.[see above]. Apparently ALL of the needledrop music came from this British music library, whose popular US hits would be "Winchester Cathedral","Mockingbird Hill" and others. UPDATE: A couple of file sharing downloads to Southern Peer Music files have led to ID's of a couple of those tunes, by some more unsung compsoers-- A.H.Wilkinsons's "Comedy Timepiece", the only cue repeated in the above, and Vincent Holland's urgent "Danger! Melting Ice", which sounds likes like the title for a "Clutch Cargo" cheapie toon cue. That's the first one NOT to start with the letter "C".:)

Lion Around/Lion Drive

Aired aorund 1956
Produce,d created, co-voiced [Pokey, Richard Lion., Gumby's Dad], written, directed, designed and sculpted by:

Gumby's mom/UNKNOWN

Open "Gumby theme"/BILL LOOSE-JOHN SEELY

Episode title "Burlesque"/JACK SHAINDLIN

Arial view, in the park, our friends
playing hide and go seek "Take a Peek"/JACK SHAINDLIN
Richard escaping, introduces himself to the main cast "Grotesque 1"/JACK SHAINDLIN

The gang walking off "Asinine"/JACK SHAINDLIN

The zookeeper setting up traps, Gumby's dad gettin' caught
in one "Pixie Pranks"/JACK SHAINDLIN

Gumby intro'ing Richard the friendly lion Unknown music

"Lion Drive"
"Original PG-181F Mechanical Bridge"/PHIL GREEN

Going into the toyroom "Who Me"/JACK SHAINDLIN

On the record turntable "Custard Pie Capers" [EMI PHOTOPLAY UK Disc Q-2] later "EM-2 Comedy Circus CAPITOL HI-Q USA L-47/48" now "Circus Chase

Gumby getting off, letting the lion drive [:)_]-"LAF-25-3 Untitled [zigzag string]"/JACK SHAINDLIN

Car going backwards - "Asinine"/JACK SHAINDLIN
[All of his cues above and elsewhere were from the former LANGLOIS and now CINEMUSIC libaries]

Car going fast, then all the way to the building - Unknown chase music used elsewhere on Gumby and on a few of the similiarly scored Warners carotons "Pre-Hysterical hare" and "Hip Hip Hurry", possibly "Courageous Cat" and "Quick Draw" - unknown composer and title

Final scene with Gumby and the others - "5-C-5 Domestic/Children"/BILL LOOSE

PLOT: Meet: Richard the Lion!

This was an early attempt to get a [short-lived character] on the Gumby show, much like Nopey, the Moon Boggles, Gumby's various late 60s relatives, Dr.Zveegee, the zookeepers, the Zoops, etc., much copied throuh animation history from Bobo the Looney Tunes elephant to Snagglepuss in "Quick Draw mcGraw", etc. and various characters in various productions from early "Porky Pig" to "Ren and Stimpy". Ferdinand the bull, the famous story by noted author/illustrator MUNRO LEAF, turned into an early Oscar winning caroton short by Walt Disney in 1938 [and featuring storyltelling care of comedian Jack Benny's radio show regular DON WILSON, no less!] had this "friendly but legendarily dangerous" conceit, and so did the Reluctant Dragon, later Loope De Loop, Pepe Le pew, Casper, and A.Clokey's Richard the friendly Lion, who also at this time seemed smarter than the others [later used in three more: "How Not to Trap Lions","Mocking MOnkey' and KILLED off in "The Groobee"]. Gumby and Pokey playing hide and seek to one of many jack Shaundlin cues from Langlois, are met with a friendly lion name Richard. But they, in an apprently cut in two episodes [unlike some that had a midlde part removed and later seperately broadcast], instead of running away from, run with, the new critter, all of whom fall into man holes and get into such oddball predicaments mentioned above in the msuci cue list, going to the skyscraper in a car, then wind up mon the ground. Then Gumby at his house, followed by being in the park with lion traps [no steak or other bait? Not even Play-kitty?:)] they eventually meet Gumby's dad and become friends.

I have no idea which of these scenes in whcih order aired in 1956, these may even be two episodes wiht soem stock footage as if taken apart from one.

Excellent voicing, apparently, by ART CLOKEY [?] as the new character,and a lot of composer JACK SHAINDLIN's old [even at the time!] cues most not used elsewhere like Grotesque 1, the companion to the "Yogi Bear"/"Huckleberry Hound"/"Mr.Jinks-Meeces" franchise cue used at H-B, formerly called "The Reluctant Elephant LAF-7-12", and a few that ARE used in a Clokey production but other wise much more often in this paragraph's conext, in Hanna-Barbera [not to mention elsewhere]--"LAF 25-3" the bassoon cues identified by well-known animation writer EARL KRESS and later by YOWP and "Pixie Pranks", as well as another used in apparently not elsewhere by Clokey but often by Hanna-Barbera, this time in "Quick Draw mcGraw"/"Super Snooper and Blabber"/"Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy", at the open of "Lion Drive" Inciodentally, Yowp in his latest post HAS I'd it--"PG-186E Light Mechanical" by GREEN; it's used on many HB shorts, which IIRC is the major place to hear - Cat & mouse privat eyes Snoop and Blab in HB's "Real Gone Ghosts", for instance has that open cue implented in the opening titles to "Lion Drive".[Title of which, of course, is a play on that football term, "Line drive", which is exactly what the Lion in tthat short makes that car do.]

A Bone for Nopey

First broadcast 1967
Produced by

Written and Directed by

Nopey the dog/DAL McKENNON? [no other spekaing parts, btw]

Animators include

Photography supervior

Original Gumby theme composed by

Music cues
Open titles "Gumby theme"/PETE KLEINOW
Episode title "L-1140 Animation/Light"/SPENCER MOORE
Nopey burying second bone-"PG-291 The City Slicker"/PHILIP GREEN
[hear it Here-track 29]
Most unidentifiable, though some seem to be PHIL GREEN or are HENRY RUSSELL's cues in "Robot Oumpus"
"Yankee Doddle"-GM 592/IB GLINDEMANN [from the OGM library][final scene]

PLOT: Gumby hunts a bone for Nopey.

Our green clay hero has got a couple of bones to pick with his dog, namely for him to bury. Little Nopey keeps buryin' 'em faster than Gumby than throw them as it were, so Gumby get s a big dinosaur bone to bury. Using a steam shovel, he then summons up a small choo-choo train to go get a big one, then sits on that but has others--Gumby, Pokey and Prickle riding EACH of their own..this cameo group appearance results in a buried bone [and a verison of "Yankee Doodle", and buried characters, who pop up like flowers in the Bullwinkle closing graphic, laughing]." And NO, this is NOT the new PORNM flick just because of the title!

Good title animation of the title beiung animatied on and then being animated off. Gumby taking a big dino bone, very risky given someone could spot him..

Mirrorland/Lost & Found

Aired circa 1956.
Producer, writer, designer, director, possibly voice of Gumby lookalikes:


"Gumby syndication theme" for post 1950s:/LOOSE-SEELY

"JB-213 1920s's Tunes"/CADKIN and LOOSE, from Capitol 73-74.[MIrrorlanmd part only]

"Lost and Found" opening "Fashion-Foxtrot 4-C-11"/LOOSE
[Capitol Records]

Gumby going outside ;"OK-357 Light Scherzo" now known as "Bicycle ride" in the current CARLIN PRODUCTION MUSIC ONLINE library/JACK COOKERLY, EMIL CADKIN, & BILL LOOSE

Gumby going for a ride with a tough guy in a steam shovel [e/"Peach Gold" by PHIL GREEN from Capitol Light Melodic Selections!

Losing coin [in Mirrorland short] "TC-300 Eccentric"/BILL LOOSE-JOHN SEELY

Going inside to see first, upside down lookalike "L-1144 Animation Light/SPENCER MOORE

Gumby inside the next mirror-"Thin chance of that"-"Animation/Light L-1090"/SPENCER MOORE

Gumby going inside the next mirror, the one with short, fey "If it rolled in here" double-"Animation Light L-1119"/SPENCER MOORE

Gumby outside once again, all sad and forlorn, sitting down now-unknown music

Getting inside the final one with correct looking deadringer only going backwards, unknown music for Mirrorlsnd, PG-275 "Daffodil Yellow"/PHIL GREEN for "Lost and Found"

Walking backwards, some unknown music, possibly a LOOSE cue

Going into the double's car "Asinine"/JACK SHAINDLIN [Langlois-CineMusic FilmMusic]

Going backwards with everything going backwards with them-two or three unkwn tracks

Gumby finally retrieving his coin-"Mirrorland" two EMIL CADKIN-BILL LOOSE "JB 215"- cues, ---For "Lost and Found"--one is used and for "Mirrorland" another.

Concludes with the usual show theme.

PLOT:Gumby in the first of MANY Lewis Carroll lands, to get a quarter that he is supposed to spend.

If any perfect story could be woven around's the old Alice in Wonderland/Lewis Carroll one, one that would be mined for nearly every episode..Gumby's taking a coin to get some milk and bread for hit mother, only on his "ride" with a creep, but only to lose it and to go through a wide array of mirrors, one rendering him upside down, another a bit on the skinny side, still another giving Gumby the stubby treatment and one [also incorporating some film from In a Fix/Train Trouble in its shorter 1960s version] where he traces back his moves, all with matching doubles]

Gumby walks through strange mirrors whose images appear [with Capitol Production Music's "Spencer Moore Animation Lite" cues from L-23/24 as described above]..

The last takes him backwards [with Gumby acting as mechanic??] and then into a dump truck which [IIRC in both version, the Mirrorland and shorter Lost and found, whichever one was the longer originally, dumps sand on our hero, causing him to - holy serendipity, to retrive his money, then to the respective end titles.

This is one of creator Clokey's own personal favorites I've heard. Film footage definitely's shared by both epsiodes, differing very greatly in music--the p;art that adds yet another Gumby short--in the MUCH later reissue--in the shorter version of "Lost and Found"--with the "Train Trouble" footabge, with much chunkier but normal sized Gumby--has the "Light Melodic 13" cue on Schadenfruedian [Ange] Therapy and used elsewhere in Gumby, in "Even Stevens", and in producer Jerry Fairbanks' 1962 "Century 21 Calling". I honesty don't know what this short originally was called, but it was probaly the first of these Carroll/Alice shorts ["Magic Show","Of Clay and Critters' and others were just as few other examples.]

Monday, October 5, 2009

Odd Ball/Outcast Marbles

Producer, Director, Writer:

Narrator [a book!]?/Unknown yet, possibily Clokey

Later syndication Opening titles: "Original Gumby open"/WILLIAM LOOSE

Intro: "Cute Walker Med.Temp."/JACK COOKERLY, WILLIAM LOOSE, EMIL CADKIN [Capitol PMS series]

Gumby in the steam shovel, picking up marbles: "Domestic C-2"/WILLIAM LOOSE [Capitol/Seely library]

Picking more marbles, then spinning around in his steam shovel, then sliding into the book, till the book talks:"Monorail SF-4"/JACK BELASCO [Synchro-Fox Library]

Book starts to tell story:"Domestic C-7"/WILLIAM LOOSE [Capitol/Seely library]

Marbles coming out of book: "Pleasant Neutral Walker"/EMIL CADKIN, WILLIAM LOOSE, & JACK COOKERLY [Capitol PMS series]

Marbles then cuddle up to Gumby:"Comedy Cuey JB-21?"/EMIL CADKIN & WILLIAM LOOSE [Capitol]

Gumby goes to change them:unknown music

Gumby gets in book, marbles rock boat: "Animation/Nautical L-1121"/SPENCER MOORE [Capitol]

Gumby and marbles fly toward book, our hero tries to turn handle of music box to find SOMETHING, just SOMETHING, to change them back:"Zany Comedy TC-303"/WILLIAM LOOSE & JOHN SEELY [Capitol]
/Lullabye nursery box music, "Jingle Bells" [unknown arr.playing over previoously mentioned]

Gumby gets into train to go aorund the toy store, to make sounds to restore shape of the marbles "Light Movement ZR-46"/GEORGE HORMEL [Zephyr Records]

Gumby points to marbles when seeing a toy box:"Pleasant Neutral Walker"/EMIL CADKIN, WILLIAM LOOSE, & JACK COOKERLY [Capitol PMS series]

Gumby pushing the toys off the box to get a sound:"Sinsiter Suite"/PHILIP GREEN [EMI Photoplay Library]

"accidental Rube Goldberg" chain reaction of toy
avalanche: "Sinister Suite Long Version"[At least that's like what it's called in CARLIN PRODUCTION MUSIC SITE on PLAY and APM anyway]/PHILIP GREEN

Everything fianlly sotpped, and marbles turning back
to normal: "Sinister Suite [short bridge or part again of longer one]"/PHILIP GREEN [EMI Photoplay Library]

Book thanking Gumby for restoring the status quo with the marbles so they're now regular again, and then places them in the book: "Entertainment Link 6"/JACK COOKERLY, WILLIAM LOOSE,& EMIL CADKIN [Capitol PMS series]

End title: "Gumby Adventure End"/WILLIAM LOOSE

PLOT: Gumby finds two lost clay "notes" that he has to restore to their normalcy.

NOTE: "Sinister Suite" and "Entertainemnt Link" are renamed titles in the CARLIN library.This has most of the cues in this short.

This epsiode tries to make an unusual story out of Hershey Kiss-looking marbles, and succeeds. Broken down into "Outcast marbles" short version missing the footage of the green guy going to different places in the toy store", and "Odd Ball" with the remainder of the film, in ealry 60s, this has the green guy operating a steam shovel when he loses control, and then causes it to turn around. Stepping out, with all the marbles falling out of the shovel, Gumby now slides on the, into a book entitled "The outcast marbles", with two marbles, red and blue [and this was in Black and White teleivison era!], and into an odd adventures. After getting hit by the book, Gumby the walks away when the book suddenly talks and he, uh, skates over.

The book tells of the two little marbles who lost their shape and turned into various shapes. Namely, our new heroes. They come out of the book and Gumby's now gotta go and try to [in what is now "Odd Ball" till further notice] change them by virtue of various sounds found throughout the toy story, back, going to a rowboat and to a train,. and finally, [end of "Odd Ball" scenes] a toy box with a lot of toys.

Gumby tries to push them up to get one, but then enters a case of sheer serendipity: an accidental Rube Goldberg effect where ALL of the toys in succesion fall off through the store and then all crash.This does bring our toy geusts stars back, and Gumby puts them back in the book, who then thanks him for "helping us to end our story happily".

Gumby then just smiles into the camera as [fade then unfade] a bunch of marbles roll up to spell "The End".

Apparently this may have been done to do something like "Too Loo", which had two talking music notes also needing some help. This is almost entirely pantomime, except for the book talking. It could possibly be producer/creator Art Clokey, given his playing different characters and telling stores, doing this voice. The middle was removed to become "Odd Balls", the same thing that happened to all the early shorts....unless they were cut in two different parts like some others.

The background music was largely from Capitol production music except for the open,from Syncro Fox, a pleasant little tune titled "Monorail" by composer JACK BELASCO, SF-4 in Capitol library, heard also in the series's "Rain Spirits", and near the end PHILLIP GREEN's cue retitled by CARLIN in CARLIN CAS 402 DRAMA DETECTIVE cassette as "Sinister Suite". I have no idea what the original title is.

BTW ALL the "Box of toys/Gumby pushing toys off" music is now identified [as it's called in the CARLIN PRODUCITON MUSIC SITE,in MAIN SITE: CAR 402 DRAMA DECTECTIVE SUSPENSE as "Sinister Suite", over half a dozen variations.] by PHILIP GREEN.So that's been identified.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

FINALLY, what you may have waited many cues as I know used in the original series..

Versions of the series that is..

Here is as of June 18,2013, a major update

Here's as much as I simplicity's sake, if it turns OUT to be simply [ha ha ha], just the title and composer, no episode titles..

Those credited to CADKIN & BLUESTONE, PHILIP GREEN, HARRY LUBIN, JACK SHAINDLIN, JACK COOKERLY, WILLIAM G.LOOSE, and in some cases ROGER ROGER have had their titles changed today [and they are the titles listed below], these being in current circulaiton, and also it's happened in the past. JACK SHAINDLIN notwithstanding [he's represented through CINEMUSIC, which he ran after ending the previous LANGLOIS FILMMUSIC--see this site, the other that I mentioned are currently offered through Carlin. Others, retaining perhaps the original titles, are BRUTON, KPM, CHAPPELL, and possibly OGM music which has rights to the mysterious [both in the sound of some of his work and in his history] novelty bassoonist SPENCER MOORE, whose work also covered other styles, too.

Here's the list that I know of [and there's pretty more that I can't identify where that came from, besides I don't know how many of the themes had different titles as far as going through all the later concerns offering theme.]
PHILIP GREEN cues not yet sold by CARLIN have the original EMI titles followed by the CAPITOL counterparts.I present all of this as a public service.:)

Not just the Gumby cues, which ARE I'D with an asterisk * but also those used most familiarly (as KNOWN, still others unknown that you will no doubt recongise.)

"Animal Antics 1 and 2"/PHILIP GREEN
"Animal Magic"/PHILIP GREEN
"Animation/Children L-992"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animaiton/Children L-1085"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Children L-1090"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Children L-1050"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Comedy L-1139"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Comedy L-1154"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Comedy L-1158"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-69"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1119"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1137"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1141"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animaiton/Light L-1140"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1144"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1156"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1171"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1177"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light L-1095"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Light ZR-51"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Animation/Mechanical L-86A"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Mechanical L-87"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Nautical L-1121"/SPENCER MOORE
"Animation/Mechanical C-14"/BILL LOOSE
"Bassoon Zig Zag LAF-25-3"/JACK SHAINDLIN
"Big City Suites, The 1-4"/PHIL GREEN
"Birdsville"/PHILIP GREEN
"Capering Clowns"/MAX SAUNDERS
"Cartoon Fall"/HARRY LUBIN
"Catching the Mouse!"/PHILLIP GREEN
"Charlie, the Chimp"/CONRAD LEONARD
"Chase Me Chester"/ROGER ROGER
"Cheerful Chappie" aka "Dresed to Kill" EM-1/PHILIP GREEN
"Cinnamon Stick"/FRANK STERLING [nee the team of DENNIS BERRY & STUART CROMBIE; they wrote other cues like "Periwinkle" with this "Ponsonby britt" like name]
"City Slicker, the"/PHILIP GREEN
"Circus Chase EM-2"/PHILIP GREEN
"Cockeyed Colonel SF-14"/DAVID BUTTOLPH
"Cocksure Capers"/PHILIP GREEN
"Comedy Cartoon PE-338"/PHILLIP GREEN
"Comedy Drama GM-418"/IB GLINDEMANN*
"Comedy Movement" and "Childrne Light", two similiar cues/EMIL CADKIN [very similiar to one of the SPENCER MOORE cues!]
"Comedy Mysterioso ZR-53"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Comedy Underscore L-75"/SPENCER MOORE
"Comedy Underscore L-80"/SPENCER MOORE
"Cute and Lovable" nee "The Giraffe"/PHILIP GREEN
"Cute Walker - Med Tempo OK?"/JACK COOKERLY, EMIL CADKIN
"Deserted Ruins" aka "Light Movement"/PHILIP GREEN
"Domestic/Children C-1 through C-7"/BILL LOOSE
"Domestic/Lite aka Scenic Overtures C-9"/BILL LOOSE
"Dramatic Jazz"/ROBERT MERSEY
"Dreamy Ghost TC-16"/BILL LOOSE
"Drunken Dandy"/PHILIP GREEN
"Fashion Fox Trot C-11"/BILL LOOSE
"Fast Movement ZR-48"/GEORGE HORMEL
[NOTE:Again...another case of the deja vu cues here. There seems to be some big controversy as to the actual origin of this much used cue, used in the first Pixie and Dixie short, "Little Bird Mouse": quite often as chase music, and also in a 1992 Saturn car ad. It's in Capitol Hi-Q library as referenced and in the British Sam Fox as John Seely and William Loose's "Toy Fun" cue "Water Skis!"[q.v.]
"Flivver Chase"/PHILIP GREEN
"Flutesville"/ROBERT MERSEY
"Goin' Shoppin'" aka "Light Movement EM-15"/PHILIP GREEN
"Gumby Heart Song"/PETER KLEINOW
"Gumby Later closing"/PETER KLEINOW
"Gumby fast theme" later the ":Dennis the Menace" and yes, that silly Roadrunner cartoon "Hook, Line, and Stinker!"/IRVING FRIEDMAN, WILLIAM LOOSE, and JOHN SEELY with possibly J.COOKERLY
"Hero's Fanfare"/HARRY LUBIN [see also "Medium Chase 217A]
"Hop and Skip"/PHILIP GREEN
"Horseplay EM-3"/PHILLIP GREEN
"If You Knew Sousa"/PHILIP GREEN
"Indian Tribe 1 and 2"/HARRY LUBIN
"Jerk, the PG-285"/PHILIP GREEN
"Keystone Kops"/PHILIP GREEN
"Last Chance Saloon PG-296"/PHILIP GREEN
"Late Night Jinx PG-209"/PHILIP GREEN
"Light and Eerie ZR-49"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Light Movement OK-391"/EMIL CADKIN
"Light Movement ZR-42"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Light Movement ZR 46"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Light Movement ZR-47"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Light Showbiz ZR-44"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Mechanical Comedy JB-21?"/EMIL CADKIN & WILLIAM LOOSE
"Medium Chase TC217"/HARRY LUBIN, JOHN SEELY and BILL LOOSE [partly RIPPED off from Mr.LUBIN's "Hero's Fanfare" cue.]
"Metropolitan ZR-45"/GEORGE HORMEL
"Missing Lynx, the"/JACK SHAINDLIN
"Monorail SF-4"/JACK BELASCO
"Nostalgic News March"/LOUIS DE FRANCESCO
"Off we Go", aka "Popcorn", EM-1/PHILIP GREEN
"On a Carousel" nee "Jaunty Walker"/JACK COOKERLY AND EMIL CADKIN
"On a Shopping Trip" aka Suburban"/JACK COOKERLY
"On the Run! LAF-12-2"/JACK SHAINDLIN
"Out for a Promenade!" and 'Pleasant Neutral Foxtrot"/JACK COOKERLY, EMIL CADKIN & WILLIAM LOOSE
"Picnic or Country Scene PG-459" ofifically untitled, I take it/P.GREEN
"Pixie Pranks"/JACK SHAINDLIN*"Puppet Playtime"/PHILIP GREEN
"Ragtag Parade"/PHILIP GREEN
"Shock Bridge to Gliss GM-422"/IB GLINDEMANN [only on Clokey's "Of Clay and Critters",1967]
"Sneaking Around", nee "Artful Dodger"/PHILIP GREEN
"Soft Shoe Shuffle"/PHILIP GREEN "Take a Peek"/JACK SHAINDLIN
"Tension TC-216"/JOSEPH A.CACCIOLA [used on the first "Snooper/Blabber" cartoon [1959, H-B], "Puss 'n' Booty"]
"Tin Dragoons, The"/PHILIP GREEN
"Tipsy Turvy"/PHILIP GREEN
"Toboggan Run LAF 5-20"/JACK SHAINDLIN
"Western Saloon GM-592"/IB GLINDEMANN
"Woodland Birds"/PHILIP GREEN*
"Yankee Doodle GM-599"/IB GLINDEMANN*

.....and there's many used in later 1960s shorts which I've heard otherwise only sued in early television animation producer Sam Singer's cartoons like "Bucky & pepito","Sinbad Jr.,", though not yet in his other main series, "Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse", but not used in the early Clokry series nor with any other series that used these cues..on the Sam Singer shows they're credited to a composer named JOHNNY HOLLIDAY..ASCAP and have a number of people credited with these, including some also credited only for Clokey Productions: "Gumby' & "Davey & Goliath",such as DOUGLAS M.LACKEY & GUENTHER KAUER, and GERHARD HAENSCH [DELLE HAESNCH and a composer named GERHARD, perhaps?] and HANS CONZELMANN.

Acknowledgemnts to & associated sites, and vairous people aorund the Internet, Ywop & TotalRod2, & "Television's Biggest Hits" [JON BURLINGAME, Schrimer, 1996, first chapter].

Friday, August 28, 2009

More videos uploaded

A few have uploaded a number of older Gumby videops with the original stock cues to youTube.

"Stuck on Books"
"Hot Ice"
"A Bone for Nopey"
"Bully for Gumby"
"Gumby Racer"
"Racing Game"

Excellent to see these again [though I have some already on DVD and VHS, in the case of Bully for Gumby, which isn't with original Capitol/Langlois-Cinemusic track on DVD but is on the muhc older 1980s VHS video, which is what I have.]

Most also have their end titles..


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Among the many stock composers whose tunes you'll find in Gumby was one Phillip Green, whose music was written for many UK mood libaries beginning in 1930s on. Born 1911, UK, died 1982, his cues would be among those often asked about in the references to the Capitol cues topics on the net even without a composer name attached. His music was done for a lot of companies, until EMI Photoplay became his permament home. While being largely the exclsuive composer, he wound up at least the lead with Jack Cookerly [1926-??] and Bill Loose [1910-1991], as well as Emil Cakdin [??] and a few others. His cues would be, and this is due to a request from fellow blogger Yowp, at the most memorable:[CARLIN library has reissued many on CAR 404: CLASSIC CARTOON FUN.Enjoy....]

The site here has some and the untitled ones [listed as I can rememebr them for that site]

A light, pleasant cue from Q/2called "Dressed to Kill" but retitled as "Original EM-CT-1" on disc 47/48 on Capitol Hi-Q. Quick Draw, Snooper and Blabber, Gumby ["Pigeon in a Plum Tree"], and Tweety ["Bird in a Bonnett"] fans will recognize this one. "Comedy Walker", retitled "Chirpie Chappie" [The Carlin library, like the original that this came from, is a British one, regarding the slang term "chappie"].

The famous circus cue "Custard pie Capers" renamed "EM-CT-2 Comedy Circus" now known as "Circus Chase". Used in Snoop and Blab, Fractured Fairytales, Quick Draw, and the first MCDonald's ad. And Foghorn Leghorn, "Weasel while you work".

A marching cue used in the Gumby short "The Zoops" [that trippy odd critter short with the potion and such, "PCCampbell10" uploaded it to YouTube] as I thought two times [Gumby and me, Pokey, arrivin' to the zoo then the zookepper locking up the creatures] till I found out it was used AGAIN, a different part, [the zookeeper in this and a few other Gumby and Pokey series titles informing that he's "onto Gumby", who has spent the time reaping the rewards of selling weird animals from poticn"--that I recognized as part of the bed only after visiting the site for these],
Richochet Pete","Even Stevens","Witty Witch".Title unknown,btw.It's at here, track 23

Speaking of the Zoops, the open and close, also in "One Got Fat", the oddball film with the late actor Edward Everett Horton [1886-1970 of Fractured Farity Tales, and Ginger Rogers and Fred Asatire movies and raido prioir to that] narrating, after the credits in the track 29.

The laid back cue in My Three Sons, and also in its own right one of the top recognizable stock cues, used in Quick Draw/Snooper [esp. there]/Augie, and Weasel white you work with Foghorn Leghorn in the opening title, many commercials and intermission reels as archived on YouTube, and even John Kricfalusi's "Boo Boo and the Man", titled "Popcorn", retitled "EM-1" Comedy Walker, now known as Off we Go in the CAR 404 CLASSIC CARTOON FUN CARLIN cd.

The eerie clip clip "Skeleton in the Cupboard" Western sounding cue from Quick Draw [for instance], GR-87, retitled in the Capitol library as 5-PG-206 "Grotesque Comedy", now "Late Night Jinx" in Carlin.Used in Pigeon in a Plum Tree where Gumby episodes are concerned..Track 18 in here

That cue that sounds like braying jackasses [in the Gumby world, it's my-Pokey's-heroic lupine bitin' theme-to save goofy Frank Fontaine sounding Prince Harold-"Pigeon in a Plum Tree"0---and it's in all of the three Quick Draw segments, and in the Wile E. cartoon "Hook, Line and Stinker" scored by John Seely of Capitol Special Products when the coyote puts birdseed on the railroad tracks-in a different version-see below for the preceding]. Called "By Jiminy it's Jumbo", then "4-PG-20? Heavy Comedy Movement", now "Harry the Hippo", respectively in the EMI, Capitol and Calrin libraries. Personally, I don't care what anybopdy says, had I run a production library or uploaddit I'd call it "Braying Burrito" or something..

A light, British style army military march used as [Clokey's Gumby] "Groobee" [no title known] theme, also in "Foxy Box", a Gumby 60s short that is that double whammy of a lkagte 60s TV rarity--a solo film and pantomime short. You just don't get that by the 60s unless you're at the movies watching Mr.Pink Panther.Track 30.

A cue that Bryan Lord/Totalrod 2 here mixed with others in SPENDING SPREE, and titled out of lack of knowldedge as to title as "Curious Kittens", but was called "Bush Baby" [No, NOT an anti-"W" tune this was a 1950s British instrumental novelty!], then "8-PG-149 Comedy Movement", now "Animal Magic". the last, and the other Calrin titles [the apla-numerical code's Capitol's old ones, and the first was EMI UK]
.Used in "Too Loo" with Gumby, and LOTS of times in "Augie Doggie" HB shorts.
More to come..

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A official site with the PHILLIP GREEN GUmby cues..

Gumby, Pokey and their friends walked to this. So did Quick Draw, JERRY FAIRBANKS & SCREEN GEMS chaarcters, etc.etc.
Happy fourth..amnd here's a link.Produced by BMI..
SITCOM 50s and 60s

Track 23's the one that I chuckle to with Gumby come the climax of "Witty Witch", and this and track 34 are used at the end of "Richichet Pete", pl,us Track 34 is heard throughtout htat last one. A lot of the tunes used in "Zoops" & "Groobee" [also GUmby shorts] were have a ball, a clay ball..

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Well, folks, it loks like's DMGI's done it..

The p;eople who uploaded GUMNBY episodes seem to have removed them, though thbey still have the rights to the Holiday Speicals with the characters. ["Daniel Boone","Gigantor" and others were controlled by DMGI..]

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A COUPLE of Things-The stock Cues and Dal McKennon

If you want to know about the canned music on this as used in Hanna-Barbera, anothjer fellow's site this is a good resource.

The Pokester.

And as of August 2009, Dal McKennon, the voices of the characters in many short,s passed away. He was in shorts from everything from later Lantz shorts to the relaly awful Filmation Archie shows, which had his short lived Gumby unsped voice. Also in many Disneyland attractions and even in at least on one of Looney Tunes, a Speedy Gonzales called "Torilla Flaps".

Heard in many Disney records, and in Sam Singer cartoons ["Sinbad Jr.", though uncredited,] and in a small company, A&A's "Q.T.Hush".

Monday, June 1, 2009

Here's an interesting thread..

I participated in this as well.






This is a hopefully, brief, review of the 2002 set.
Without even buying it, I know, from the elements which i've heard are on,
that it sucks. Due to the familiar situation [soundtrack licenciing rights],
the 1987 synthesiser score byh "Jerry Gerber" was installed on the 1980s remakes
of Gumby shows and used here. Happily, creator Art Clokey and son managed to relicense the music for a small number of shorts, and as I've mentioned, CARLIN, especially and other firms have more and more started to carry this stuff, including the long unavaible cues of William Loose, Jack Cookerly and some others. Anyway, the shorts ARE, in order, the n1950s-60s ones in original order, and longer versions, but the need to stil, use the more legally avaible and cheaper 1980 synth soundtracks louses it [but the 1980s shows with ME, Gumby and the gang in an amateur[ish] band have to take the ckae--none of the 1980s ones, on other collections, are on this, but the legally mandated resoundtracking in 1988 doesn't make it much better, either].Rhino released this colleciton. Since then CLASSIC MEDIA have the rights.

SPEAKING of which....:)!

For a MUCH more recent
and satisfactory colection go HERE:

If you REALLY want the revisiionist soundtracks, are a masochist [JUST kidding!] or need to hear what the redone tracks were like..:rolleyes:
go HERE:

Sticky Pokey

As "Pokey", here's something back on topic, and that this will stay.. and the first Gumby episode review..

Clokey Pords.

Pokey[/Profkapp]/DALLAS MCKENNON [my voice is mislisted as DAL mcKINNON on some credits]


SYNOPSIS: Pokey's on the run and it's up to Gumby and Prof.Kapp to trap the Blockheads who chase him.

We open with a briefly truncated sub-main title of the "Gumby" episode title slide whistle themePokey--me--is/are running through the locla toystore, as the blockheads are after Me. Gumby takes m e-aka Pokey, to Prof.Kapp, a character who debuted in a solo experimental pilot, "Space Ball", then did a number of mid 60s Gumby shorts. Professor Kapp devises his stickiest glue in the world [yeah, I know, how does he know---but keep reading friends]. He melds the glue. It is turned into a shape of me. "I'm" placed to a side of the street. I, hereby third pony as Pokey, go up and razz the B'heads, causing those darn Blockheads to chase after Pokey, [me], and Pokey and the Blcokheads onc eliterally cross an abandoned street lioght less rural interseciton before allowing the blockheads to go to horse clue. After all, sometimes a pony's gotta be faithful to a pot of glue!

On "The World According to Gumby", FHE, 1980s.

The title's sticky glue poot kettle resembles an acorn.A nut. That's what I must be to volounteer for this. -Pokey.There's a period on the end of the title.

Monday, May 25, 2009


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Some BMI listings of Gumby cues.

I think that you can tell which are the ones for the 1950s and 1960s shows and whic are for the IMHO only, inferior later 1980s ones, and for tribute songs. Interesting list of stock composers.

GUMBY BMI Search Results Page One

Uh, sorry, well at least the BMI SITE's there.

Anyway, link to my previous posts..

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh, and some recomended sites

ADDED on MAY 21,2009
"Katya" has a actual "production music" file from the old F.W.Woolworth company, and KMart and Green Dolllar/Dollar Treee/99 cent store prototype, S.S.Kregse, of production music made by SPECIAL RECORDINGS just for the store itself. Sounds an awful lot like the Bill Loose-Jack Cookerly stuff, but no credit on either the site OR the record label is GIVEN! Navigated there
from Baikinange's site [see URL below.]. Highyl reccomnded, but no non-e-mail feedback, though..

UPDATE: I checked, and TRACK 6 on that KRESGE shopping LP is also on the MP3 of the file that Bryan Lord had---"Life in the 1940s"------and by an immortal soul,too, a rather{!!!] known name..ROBERT FARNON!!!! It's "Seventh Heaven"---NO....Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Biel [not to be confused with jessica Simpson now, or Richard Belas, aka Gumby] fans, not the TV show but a ROBERT FARNON shows up again, on Track six, final track on side 1 [rememebr that arrangement, folks?? not to be confused with ffolke? six 3 and a half minute or so tracks on one side, six on the other side.]

ANYWAY, Track 6 is a pre-existed cue, Robert Farnon's "7th Heaven", and again not that TV show title. Dennis and David are, respectively his brother and son..[who seems to have a cue on the 1968 "Gumby" short "Shady Leomande" when Gumby, your truly, Prickle and Goo are hoodwinked by "that nasty soda jerk"...anyway, even though Robert's piece isn't to my knowledge on Gumby or many popular franchises, it's familair from some, and from ads..AND I wonder how much cue music used on Gumby turned up on those...many dept.and dime stores and grocery stores seemed to have these. We clay and flehs and blood types should only use so much more of that in our stores.....