You can stretch him to a height of up to 48 inches if you have the wingspan (or a pal as helpful as Pokey). For comparison, the majority of his viewers who fall within his target demographic are shorter than that. For his 1953 animated short Gumbasia, veteran animator Art Clokey developed the adorable clay character Gumby. The Gumby Show was created for the character because television producers adored him so much. He was an original character thanks to his peculiar shape and claymation movements.