Gumby on Kabillion - Forum.
Justin Delbert
2015-01-08T02:56:22Z
Continued from the previous discussion in our old forum.

HUGE additions on Youtube and now as playlists!!!

Check them out!

https://www.youtube.com/...pfJoRH8JpKUSpeNrWZX-jWxQ 

https://www.youtube.com/...pfJNPdmL2agcsoP4QZOeGNCs 

This Gumby fan is in HEAVEN!!!!!
Looney Tunes Fan
2015-01-10T00:17:02Z
Nice! Thanks for the update Justin.
HeySteve
2015-01-11T17:19:09Z
I've watched them all over the past 5 days. Every single episode from the 1950's and 1960's is on Kabillion's YouTube chanel now. Here are some thoughts.

For the most part, I thought they did a great job restoring the 1950's episodes. It is very clear that the only option they had was to combine the syndicated half versions and come up with a presentation that is close to what they originally were. I don't think the actual full versions of these episodes exist anymore, at least not in color. A while back, I did see online somewhere a full episode of "The Gumby Show" hosted by Pinky Lee, but it was in black and white. In that episode, the Gumby segment was "In the Dough", and there were a few minor differences between that version and the newly restored version. These re-creations are not 100% perfect, and people other than me will notice it as well. But, in the end, I thought they did a good job on these episoes. Some of these episoes were not easy to edit back into a full-length episode given the treatment they received when they were split in half. Two examples of episodes that prove to be difficult to edit back into a full-length short were "The Black Knight" and "The Mocking Monkey". When those two were split, they were half episodes where the bulk of the story was in one half, and the other half coudl've easily played out like a separate story.

As for the 1960's episodes, it was nice to finally see "This Little Piggy" and "Foxy Box" with their original soundtracks. These two episodes, along with "Tricky Train" were never released on VHS by Family Home Entertainment. "Tricky Train" has shown up on many dollar store public domain DVD's, but the only time I had ever seen "This Little Piggy" and "Foxy Box" was in the 1990's on Nickelodeon, which of course was the 1980's redubbed soundtracks. Both "The Witty Witch" and "The Missile-Bird" are old transfers. "The Missile-Bird" looks like it is a VHS transfer. "The Witty Witch" has the 1967 theme song attached to it, and the episode itself doesn't look bad, but I do know it isn't a restored transfer. A restored transfer for "The Witty Witch" was done back in 2005, and does look better than the version Kabillion has. "A Hair-Raising Adventure" is a restored transfer, but is missing the copyright notice at the beginning.

There were four episodes that originally had end credits. These were "Pilgrims on the Rocks", "Pokey's Price", "Son of Liberty" and "Gumby Crosses the Delaware". All episodes except "Gumby Crosses the Delaware" have the end credits cut.

The order that the episodes are presented in is based off of the episode listing on the Gumby website. the 1960's episodes are nowhere close to being in an accurate order. I don't think anyone documented the actual order these episodes were produced in. People other than me will notice some of the episodes are completely out of order.

Aside from "The Witty Witch" not being a restored transfer, all other episodes that were restored in 2005 are shown as their 2005 restored versions. There were a couple episodes restored in 2006, "Treasure for Henry" and "Grub Grabber Gumby", that are presented here as newer versions with the 2013 copyright notice.

I assume that in the near future, all the 1980's episodes will make their way onto Kabillion's channel. It is nice to be able to watch these all online for free. Maybe if they get enough views on YouTube, they will go forward with a full series DVD boxed set. We can only hope.
tonyboy85
2015-01-11T19:37:45Z
Originally Posted by: HeySteve 

Maybe if they get enough views on YouTube,
they will go forward with a full series DVD boxed set. We can only hope.



Don't forget "Blu-Ray"!

Looney Tunes Fan
2015-01-11T23:16:46Z
Originally Posted by: HeySteve 


A while back, I did see online somewhere a full episode of "The Gumby Show" hosted by Pinky Lee, but it was in black and white. In that episode, the Gumby segment was "In the Dough", and there were a few minor differences between that version and the newly restored version. These re-creations are not 100% perfect, and people other than me will notice it as well.

"Tricky Train" has shown up on many dollar store public domain DVD's, but the only time I had ever seen "This Little Piggy" and "Foxy Box" was in the 1990's on Nickelodeon, which of course was the 1980's redubbed soundtracks.



1. I would love to see that Gumby Show episode if you ever stumble across it again.
2. Speaking of Gumby on Nickelodeon, a while back I purchased a lot of 45 Betamax tapes or so full of cartoons and other shows from the 80s. To my discovery, I found out that there was a Gumby recording from Disney Channel, circa 1984! Since this was before the new episodes were produced, the 3 or 4 shorts presented had the original soundtracks (and no commercials besides after the program).
Justin Delbert
2015-01-12T02:11:55Z
Thanks for the wonderful insight HeySteve. I too would love to see those old Gumby Shows of the 1950's. And glad to see that Gumby crosses the Delaware restores the credits.
Mario500
2015-01-12T11:59:42Z
Originally Posted by: HeySteve 


Maybe if they get enough views on YouTube, they will go forward with a full series DVD boxed set. We can only hope.



I hope for two separate sets episodes to be released along with this one too; one of them could consist only of episodes from the 1950s and the 1960s with both their original and alternate soundtracks and the other one could consist only of episodes from the 1980s.
wiley207
2015-01-17T16:01:10Z
I really enjoyed seeing how "Gumby Business" was supposed to be. It was the first of those Gumby shorts where the characters just do random things with no dialogue.
Worth of note: the model train scene in that episode was actually borrowed from the "Baby Gumby" pilot; the footage of the Marx train approaching is actual footage from said pilot. Except in the pilot, Gumby got caught on the caboose of the train, while he doesn't here.

I also enjoyed seeing the restored "Train Trouble," complete with its' "Adventures of Gumby" screen. Initially the only bit of restored footage I saw of it was a quick shot of Gumby "bullfighting" the Lionel train in the "Art Clokey's Early Gumby Action" montage.
Justin Delbert
2015-01-18T17:31:02Z
The Eggs and Trixie is now on Demand
Pokey J.Anti-Blockhead
2015-02-03T04:27:38Z
Glad to see the new folrumand to be back! Yes, I saw the whole schedule of Kabillion's, and I REVISITED "Foxy Box"....BTW it wasn't "Tricky Train" that like FB and "This Little Piggy" were missing from the 1980s VHS's but "Grub Grabber Gumby". Similar in nature the 1980s Gumby rebroadcasts (before the redubs)_ had only 128 (32 shows x 4 episodes) episodes and "Of Clay and Critters" and "Haunted Hot Dog"(both ON 1980s VHS) were missed the playlist on 1980s TV (in the 1981-1987 lineup). But others made it....and to the last post...Hey Steve said that "GHumby Crossed the Delaware" MISSED the credits...I wish that the actual broadcast dates, not 1956 unless Gumby's got his original early look are on there. Everyone knows the "Witty Witch" is 1962....for instance.
HeySteve
2015-02-03T20:41:17Z
^ Yes, "Gumby Crosses the Delaware" does have the end credits. The other three from 1966, "Pilgrims on the Rocks", "Pokey's Price" and "Son of Liberty" do not have their end credits.

"Grub Grabber Gumby" was released on the VHS "Gumby and Friends: The Lost Episodes", which I had found at a local library many years ago. From what I understand, this particular VHS was not a retail release.

I have all the VHS's in storage somewhere at my parents' house. I recall that "Tricky Train" was not on any VHS released by FHE. It is, however available on my public domain DVD's.
Pokey J.Anti-Blockhead
2015-02-04T02:39:01Z
Ah..snaps finger, or, hoof. THanks for the correction (you can tell by my username that I;m a Gumby fan.)


From another Steve.:)
wiley207
2015-02-04T15:33:37Z
Originally Posted by: Pokey J.Anti-Blockhead 

I wish that the actual broadcast dates, not 1956 unless Gumby's got his original early look are on there. Everyone knows the "Witty Witch" is 1962....for instance.



Yeah; I recall the 1980s FHE VHS releases had that mistake too; all shorts copyrighted to 1956. Here is what I believe the correct copyright years should be...

"Moon Trip" to "Gumby Business": 1956
"The Mocking Monkey" to "In a Fix": 1957
"The Zoops" to "Pigeon in a Plum Tree" and the "Henry" specials: 1962
"Pilgrim on the Rocks" to "Gumby Crosses the Delaware": 1966
"The Reluctant Gargoyles" to "Indian Challenge": 1967 to 1968


One way I can tell, besides the models used, is by the voices: Ruth Eggleston voiced Gumby in most of the 1956 shorts, Dallas McKennon voiced Gumby in the 1957-1966 shorts, and Norma MacMillan voiced Gumby in the 1967-1968 shorts.
Also worth of note: in the early 1962 episodes ("The Zoops," "Even Steven" and "The Glob"), Art Clokey actually voiced Pokey in those ones, before Dallas McKennon took over voicing Pokey as well. Then in the 1967-1968 season, Clokey and McKennon would alternate in voicing Pokey (I heard somewhere Norma MacMillan would sometimes voice Pokey as well!)
Justin Delbert
2015-03-11T15:10:35Z
We may be getting the 80's Gumby episodes too (hopefully not replacing the older ones, but the video is so vague so I'm not sure).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm2aOLFoNGs 
nickramer
2015-03-12T03:12:09Z
I was wondering when they get to the "Gumby Adventures" shows. By the way, does anyone know where I can find a complete list of what cartoons were included(i.e. both new and redubbed older shorts) in each episode of the show?
Looney Tunes Fan
2015-03-14T05:49:28Z
It has begun:
https://www.youtube.com/...pfLeaJKNw8BOsqV_2bm2Y7rk 

First 5 episodes of S3 (80s) are up, plus the Gumby Adventures theme!
Looney Tunes Fan
2015-03-21T22:43:38Z
Some private videos seemed to have been added to the S3 Playlist. I assume that's more of S3 or the rest of the series. Only time will tell when the rest gets published...
nickramer
2015-04-09T13:40:28Z
What's going on with Kabillion recently? They haven't really been updating their Youtube channel recently nor did they put anything on their "On Demand" channel in two or three weeks.
Looney Tunes Fan
2015-05-28T00:21:42Z
Some more 80s Gumby just appeared on the Kabillion YouTube channel today. However, they messed up the aspect ratio on them, stretching them slightly instead of presenting them in their normal 4:3 ratio (not completely stretched to a 16:9 ratio however, as black bars are still present on the sides).
nickramer
2015-05-31T04:05:29Z
Not only that, but half of the '50's shorts and most of '60's shorts seemed to be removed for unknown reasons.