The Amazing World of Gumball

The Amazing World of Gumball was aired on Cartoon Network for the first time in 2011. It was an absurdist humor themed cartoon series that was created by Ben Bocquelet. The Amazing world of the Gumball was full of fantasy and Black comedy and slapstick. The Amazing world of the Gumball is first series that is produced by Cartoon Network Studios from Europe.

Inspiration Behind the Production of The Amazing World of the Gumball Series:

After the launch of the Cartoon Network studios Europe, in 2007. They appointed Ben Bocquelet in their creative team.

When the Cartoon Network studios decided to give a full hand to their employees to comeup with their own ideas in the projects produced for the network; Bocquelet came up with an innovative idea.

He collected all of his previous works characters that he had created for the commercials and those had also been “rejected”. He produced a new series by put them all in it.

Luckily the vice president of Original Series and Development at TBSE got much impressed by this new idea. So this project also got approval.
Thus it became the first series that was produced by the Cartoon Network studios from the Europe.

Date of The Amazing World of the Gumball Movie Release:

The Amazing World of the Gumball series was broadcasted between may 3rd 2011 to June 24 2019.

The Storyline of The Amazing World of the Gumball:

This cartoon series revolves around the life of a twelve years old male blue cat who is Gumball Watterson. He lives with his family and friends who are strange creatures. They all resides in Elmore a city in America. His Elmore Junior High School fellows also kept appearing on the screen time to time. In this series;

 Darwin is his adoptive brother.

 Anais is her sister.
 Nicole and Richard are his parents.
 Jojo Watterson is his parental grandmother.
 Frankie is the parental grandfather.
 Louie is the parental step grandfather.
 Mr and Mrs Senicourt are the maternal grandparents.

Graphics Used in The Amazing World of the Gumball:

The unique feature of The amazing world of the Gumball is that, that for its creation no single style was followed
.
Multiple styles and techniques were employed in its different episodes from time to time.
For example the characters, they were designed and animated with Traditional animation, live action, stop motion, puppetry and the Flash animation etc.

Changes Between the First and the Second Season:

Many changes were observed in the animations of The amazing world of the Gumball movie especially in the part that is the transitional stage between the first and the second season. Like for example some new visual effects were added and a more powerful graphics quality was seen this time. The humor of The Amazing world of the Gumball became even darker later and turned into a satirical style.

Mini Series of The Amazing World of the Gumball:

It was announced by the executive producer of the series in 2016 that the sixth season is going to be the last season of this show.

But two years later Bocquelet retweeted in 2018 that the sixth will be the last season of The Amazing World of the Gumball show though we are looking forward to create the new seasons as well.

Waiting for Gumball:

This was a series that was based on the Puppets. It was released on Cartoon Network in 2017. Waiting for the Gumball had total number of thirteen episodes.

Its main story is composed of the adventures by the Gumball and Darwin in the world of the Puppets.

Darwin’s Yearbook :

Thus a miniseries was aired in December 2019.
This miniseries was composed of mainly the recycled clips from the old episodes of the original series with the name “Darwin’s Yearbook”.

The Gumball Chronicles :

Next to that another miniseries was also announced in October 2020 that was named “Gumball Chronicles”. This also was a clip show .

The Amazing World of the Gumball’s Cast :

Following are the names of the voice over artists who worked for The Amazing World of the Gumball series;

  1. Logan Grove

  2. Kwesi Boakye

  3. Nicholas Cantu

  4. Jacob Hopkins

  5. Terrell Ransom

  6. Dan Russell

  7. Teresa Gallagher

  8. Donielle

  9. Christian

  10. Kyla Rae

Directors of The Amazing World of the Gumball Series:

Following are the director of the different technical zone of The Amazing World of the Gumball series;

  1. Robert Cullen
    Director of animation season 1.

  2. Mic Graves

  3. Antoine Perez
    Director season 5-6, art director season 1-4, and assistant director season 2-4

  4. Yann Bendi
    Art director season 5-6

  5. Paul Rice
    Assiatant director season 6

  6. Ben Bocquelet
    Art director

Summary:

The Amazing World of the Gumball is a cartoon series that was aired back in 2011 on Cartoon network.
There is total number of 6 seasons that were created for this series.
The series went through a number of changes in the animations and the style of the humor also became darker with the time.
Later miniseries named Waiting for Gumball, Darwin’s Yearbook, The Gumball Chronicles were also released on the Cartoon Network.

The Amazing World of the Gumball Characters:

The amazing world of the Gumball movie as mentioned earlier was a popular animated series that was created to be broadcasted on the Cartoon Network Channel.

The main story of this animated movie revolves around the lives of the Gumball Watterson who is a 12 years old cat who also is the best friend of a gold fish.

Critics Reviews Received by The Amazing World of the Gumball:

  1. The Amazing World of the Gumball has mostly received positive response from the critics all around. The media critic Brian Lowry is of the view that “this series is the cleverest spin on domestic Chaos and first rate silliness”.

  2. Ken Tucker gave his view regarding The Amazing World of the Gumball that this children’s show is a rare example of a wildly imaginative and normatively daring series.

  3. Noel Murray wrote his reviews on The Amazing World of the Gumball that this cartoon series features a well developed world, in which there are recognizable tendencies even though there are miscellaneous characters in it.

  4. The critics in the Wired Magazine stated that the show The Amazing World of the Gumball manages to have a real heart even when we see that the plot of the show transit from well worn television tropes to all out madness.

  5. Meredith Morgenstern from the Medium Magazine also eulogized The Amazing World of the Gumball for its nature of having diversity.

Rating of The Amazing World of the Gumball:

When The Amazing World of the Gumball was premiered on the May 3rd 2011 it hit 2.120 million viewers record in the America.

Awards and Nominations of The Amazing World of the Gumball:

Awards Won:

Following are the awards that are won by The Amazing World of the Gumball;

  1. Annecy International Animated Film Festival Award in the category of “The Best Television Production” for “The Quest”.

  2. British Children’s Academy Awards for two categories;

i) Animation for The Amazing World of the Gumball.

ii) Writer (Jon Foster and James Lamont)

  1. Annie Award for the Best Animated Television Production for Children.

  2. ASTRA Award in the category of The Most Outstanding Children’s Program or Event.

  3. British Children’s Academy award in the category.

  4. British Children’s Academy award for Best Writer to Ben Bocquelet, Jon Foster and James Lamont.

  5. International Emmy Kids Award for Kids Animation category.

  6. British Children’s Academy Award in the category of Writer.

  7. Hall of Game Award for Best Cartoon Boogies to Richard Watterson.

  8. British Children’s Academy Awards in the category of Animation.

  9. British Animated Award for Best Children Series and Children’s Choice category.

  10. British Academy Children’s Award for Animation to The Money.

  11. British Academy Children’s Award for Writer to the Parts 1 and 2 Writing staff.

  12. ProMax BDA Global Excellence Award 2018 for Micro Video Content to Christmas.

  13. British Academy Children’s Award in Writer.

Nominations:

Bellow is the list of the awards categories for which The Amazing World of the Gumball was selected for the nomination.

  1. Royal Television Society Award in the category of Children’s Programme.

  2. Annie Awards for ;
    i) Directing in the category of Television Production
    ii) Music in a Television production
    iii) Voice Acting in a Television Production.

  3. British Academy Children’s Award in BAFA Kids Vote Television

  4. Broadcast Award in Best Children’s Program.

  5. Irish Film and Television Award for Children’s /Youth Program

  6. Annie Award in Best Animated Television Production for Children.

  7. Annie Award for Animation

  8. Annie Award for BAFTA Kids Vote Television.

  9. British Academy Children’s Award in;

i) Animation
ii) BAFTA Kids Vote Television.
iii) Writer
10. Kid’s Choice Award in Favorite Cartoon
11. British Academy Children’s Award in;
i) Animation
ii) Writer
iii) Favorite cartoon
iv) Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production.
12. British Academy Children’s Award in;
i) Comedy
ii) Director
iii) Writer
iv) Kids Choice Award in Favorite Animated Series.

A Comic Book on The Amazing World of the Gumball:

A comic book on The Amazing World of the Gumball was released by Boom Studios on 18th June, 2014.

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The Amazing World of the Gumball Seasons:

The Amazing World of the Gumball series had 6 seasons.

It was broadcasted in totally 240 episodes.
While the total time of one episode was 11 minutes .

Amazing World of the Gumball Episodes:

 Season 1 had 36 episodes
 Season 2 had 40 episodes
 Season 3 had 40 episodes
 Season 4 had 40 episodes
 Season 5 had 40 episodes
 Season 6 had 45 episodes

Amazing World of the Gumball Games:

Few of the name are mentioned below of the games that are created with the characters of The Amazing World of the Gumball;

  1. The Bungee
  2. Oh No, G. Lato
  3. Swing Out
  4. Go Long
  5. Ultimate Tournament
  6. Super Disc Duel II
  7. Darwin’s Yearbook
  8. Block Party
  9. Toon Cup 2020
  10. Strike Ultimate Bowling
  11. Panalty Power
  12. Stellar Odyssey
  13. Elmore Breakout
  14. The Origin of Darwin
  15. Table Tennis 2
  16. Manic Canteen

And many more……

Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are few of the frequently asked questions regarding the cartoon series of The Amazing World of the Gumball .

1. Is the amazing world of the Gumball coming back in 2020?

So the news is that the 7th season of the The Amazing World of the Gumball has been announced by the Cartoon Network on the 4th of September 2020. According to the announcement it will have some 50 episodes. There will be one special crossover in it as well. Further Charismas special and an episode of the Thanksgiving special will also be added in the seventh season of The Amazing World of the Gumball.

There is going to be more crazy fun in this season of The Amazing World of the Gumball .
This time Gumball and his friends will be seen engaged in more thrills and troubles.

2. Is The Amazing World of the Gumball over?

Nops ! There is going to be a season 7 of The Amazing World of the Gumball that probably will be aired on the Cartoon Network pretty soon.

3. What is Gumball’s real name?

   The real name of the Gumball is Gumball Tristopher Watterson.

4. Is Gumball a girl or boy?

Gumball is a male cat who is just 12 years old.

5. What is penny in Gumball?

Penny is a supporting character of a fairy that has the tendency of changing the shapes. She actually came out of a peanut shell.

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