The Amazing World of Gumball is an animated project created all together by Irish, British and American studios. The creator of the project is Ben Bocquelet. Cartoon Network ordered it for the channel. The production matters are carried out by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe. The new episode of the first season premiere was released on the 3rd of May 2011.
The show follows Gumball Watterson, a 12-year-old protagonist of the story. He’s a cat who attending middle school. The action takes place in an imaginary world – in a city named Elmore. Gumball is constantly followed by his faithful companion – his adoptive brother Darwin, a goldfish. They interact with the members of their family and other characters portrayed by the supporting cast. Bocquelet used the idea of his personal commercial work. The show turned out to be a blend of habitual family shows and school shows. It’s what Cartoon Network likes most.
The show looks unique because it has almost no stylistic unity. The designs of the characters and the ways of filming are carried out in different styles – traditional animation, puppets, stop motion, Flash and more. The Amazing World of Gumball passed through numerous stylistic alterations throughout its history. It’s clearly seen right after the release of season 2. After almost every new episode, the audience notes changes in character designs, quality of animation and even the style of the plotline itself.
Plot & Voice Cast
The central character is Gumball Watterson – a 12-year-old cat (portrayed by Logan Grove, and Jacob Hopkins). He studies in one of the schools situated in an American city of Elmore. His friend and faithful companion is his brother, a goldfish named Darwin (voiced by Kwesi Boakye, and Terrell Ransom, Jr). Among other members of the family you’ll meet with Gumball’s sister Anais (voiced by Kyla Rae Kowalewski), father Richard (voiced by Dan Russell), and mother Nicole (voiced by Teresa Gallagher).
The reviews were quite mixed but mostly favorable. The Amazing World of Gumballwas several times called a clever spin on domestic chaos. The show looks attractive, probably, due to it’s unique and skillful silliness. It became one of the mainstream TV shows for kids with a lot of imaginative elements, visual attractiveness and daring narration.
6th Season Air Date
On the 6th of September 2016, Ben Bocquelet announced that season 6 is planned to be the last one. However, the plans for the release of season 6 were slowed down, cause Bocquelet said he would leave the project. Now the 6th season is in the process of creation without the participation of Bocquelet. If you’re interested when the new episode of the sixth season will be released, subscribe to our updates, cause Cartoon Network is still to schedule the project and the new season release date.