Apparently today would be Art Clokey’s birthday.  If you’re like me, you would have no idea that Art Clokey created Gumby. Today’s Google search image on their home page was dedicated to him.

Google, always innovating, have used a neat trick to make the animation interactive.  All the frames of each animation are stored in a single image, then panned through with some javascript to create smooth animations. Nice one google.

Here’s a snippet of the blockheads: