Today's Google Doodle features the classic stop-animation clay figures Gumby, his pals Pokey, Goo and Prickle as well as those dastardly Blockheads, because today would be Gumby creator Art Clokey's 90th birthday.

PC Magazine describes what Google visitors will see, "The doodle... features a child's block with the letter "G" followed by five balls of colored clay for the remaining letters in the search giant's logo. Click on the balls of clay and Gumby characters will appear—The Blockheads, Prickle and Goo, Gumby himself, and Pokey. They pose for a moment before melting into a pile of clay and rolling back into a ball." Also, "The doodle was created by Clokey Productions Premavision studios, led by animator Anthony Scott, who started his career in the 1980s on the Gumby series under Clokey. Nicole La Pointe-McKay, a Gumby lead puppet maker, modeled the characters for the doodle." For you claymation fans, Scott also worked on The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline.


The timing of the Google Doodle coincides with the launch of Check out the Gumby show's opening credits below and remember when he visited the Simpsons?