Parents' Guide to

Gumby, The Movie

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Claymation favorite gets a movie adventure that falls flat.

Movie G 1995 77 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

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For young kids new to Gumby, the animation in this feature film edition might feel old-fashioned and clumsy; the story bland and simplistic. It's slow going, not terribly funny, and it's repetitive. Still it has a quirky charm that kids respond to, especially the grown-up "kids" who are long-time fans and enjoy the memories that repeat viewings provide.

The original claymation Gumby was all the rage for kids in 1950's and '60's television, reworked and popular again in the 1980s, and made even more famous when Eddie Murphy created a long-running parody on Saturday Night Live and the claymation Mr. Bill (a satirical tribute to Gumby) died a thousand sadistic deaths.

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