Rhino Home Video has acquired the home video rights to the entire collection of the GUMBY animated series. The deal encompasses 214 total episodes of THE GUMBY SHOW and THE ALL-NEW GUMBY created from 1956 to 1988 and marks the first time the full library will be available to the public. Rhino Home Video plans to release DVD boxed sets of the complete library as well as individual DVDs and VHS cassettes of the shorts. This marks the DVD debut of the early episodes and the home video premiere of the 1980s stop-motion animation cartoons. The GUMBY series will be a part of the Kid Rhino brand. Heat Licensing, the master licensor for GUMBY products, was responsible for licensing the deal. Art Clokey created the GUMBY characters in 1955 and followed with a series in 1956. Celebrating his 45th birthday in 2001, GUMBY continues his popular run with the upcoming DVD release, worldwide merchandising efforts and plans for new GUMBY productions.