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The Opening Theme is the theme song of The Amazing World of Gumball. The full introduction is aired along with most worldwide airings of the show, but the US decided not to air the full theme. Instead, the US airs a shortened version that simply plays the ending note of the original opening theme along with the title screen of the series.

Creation

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The title card.

For the composing of the theme song, Ben Bocquelet asked composer Ben Locket to score the original early reel of the show in 2009.[1] Bocquelet sent Locket various production images, and Locket felt the show needed a bright and quirky theme with a good vibe to match the feeling of the colorful art styles. The arrangement was created for the early reel, but was later redone for the opening of the show.

Opening

In the United Kingdom and most other parts of the world, the opening theme music and video is played before each airing of The Amazing World of Gumball. The introduction is a disjointed display of various psychedelic images of various inhabitants of the city of Elmore, accompanied by a cheery and bright melody.

US Version

In the United States airings of The Amazing World of Gumball, the theme song is shortened to a length of five seconds. A possible reason for this is the American version of Cartoon Network tends to sell as much advertising as possible to maximize profits. This is a common tactic used by American television networks that often precludes full end credits from being shown, often abridging, minimizing, or, in Nickelodeon and USA's case, showing the credits on the lower left part of the screen as the episode is ending, to the chagrin of many viewers who may miss gags/extra bits during the credits.

Characters (in order)

Cartoon Network Anything

On the Cartoon Network anything app, a modified version of it plays with other CN characters:

  • Gumball
  • Finn
  • Jake
  • Starfire
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Clarence
  • Steven
  • Banana Guards
  • Ice Bear
  • Chloe
  • Belson
  • Mordecai
  • Cats
  • Rigby
  • Darwin
  • Giant Realistic Flying Tiger
  • Pizza Steve
  • Garnet

Gallery

Trivia

  • "The Quest," "The Shell," "The Procrastinators," "The DVD," "The Pony," "The Return," and "The Nemesis" are the only episodes that aired with the full opening theme. This occurred on the following dates:
    • May 2, 2011 with "The DVD" (premiere)
    • November 29, 2011 with "The Quest" (rerun)
    • January 12, 2012 with "The Quest" (rerun)
    • June 6, 2012 with "The Quest" (rerun)
    • July 11, 2012 with "The Quest" (rerun)
    • September 24, 2012 with "The Quest" (rerun)
    • June 12, 2013 with "The Pony" (premiere)
    • November 23, 2014 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (premiere)
    • January 2, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • February 8, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • March 8, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • April 14, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • April 18, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • April 29, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • May 22, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • May 24, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • June 15, 2015 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • July 7, 2015 with "The Return" (premiere)
    • July 10, 2015 with "The Nemesis" (premiere)
    • October 10, 2015 with "The Return" (rerun)
    • November 4, 2015 with "The Nemesis" (rerun)
    • February 6, 2016 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • March 1, 2016 with "The Shell" and "The Procrastinators" (rerun)
    • March 30, 2016 with "The Return" and "The Others"
    • May 2, 2016 with "The Nemesis" (rerun)
    • September 23, 2016 with "The Nemesis" and "The Crew" (rerun)
    • April 1, 2017 with "The Boredom"
  • On all four The Amazing World of Gumball DVD releases, every single episode has the UK opening.
  • Principal Brown, who appears near the end on top of Miss Simian's head, appears to be a happy version of himself animated using live-action photos instead of flash-animated as he is in the show itself.
  • Some parts of the theme can be heard in the chorus of "Make The Most of It."

References

ve Songs
Themes OpeningEndingYes / No Continue?Indian Intro
Season One I Wanna Be FreeFine LadySugar Rush SongPlease Do It Larry!We Won!I'm a BallerinaA Music VideoThe Inner WarriorNo More GiRefund the WorldThe Dumb SongThe Honesty RapYou Gotta Think BigBecause We're MenDanny BoyToday's Gonna Be A Wonderful Day!When Life Hands You Lemons
Season Two I Wanna Study with Your DaughterPizza RapPizza Pizza PizzaWe're Rich!What He Thinks About Us!No More Mr. Nice Guy!It's Christmas EveChristmas is CancelledIdaho's songDon't Know MeMy Little OnesBabyThe Baddest Kid In PrisonWho's Gettin' Candy?Lunch SongLittle SquirrelBaby AnaisThe AnaihilatorThe Power To FightInternet SongThe Amazing World of ElmoreRise of the Bacteria
Season Three Make the Most of ItA New StartKooky SongStalker SongKeep SmilingJust Notice UsBacon RapLove Can Set You FreeIf You're Happy and You Know ItShe's The BestIt's LoveSluzzle Tag SongElmore Help DeskEat or Be EatenYour Life Doesn't CountSpaghetti and MeatballsLife Can Make You SmileI Saw a Big ParadeJust You and MeImaginateJoyful Burger Jingle
Season Four I'm AssociatedAim for the TopWe are the Senior CitizensWe Are FamilyNever Gonna Let You Go99 Bottles of Age-Appropriate Beverage On The WallI Say BananaThe Wicked SongI'm On My WayTake My AdviceWhat is Love?Ketchup RapI'm a BunHappy DayBooks Are ViolentMy Lonely Backside And IStay AliveNobody's A NobodyDouble, Double Toil and TroubleHow Low Would You Go?It's A Lovely Morning
Season Five It's A Lovely MorningI Can SingBe Your Own YouPotatoThis Is from the IRSThe DayThe Everything SongWe Wreck 'EmWithout YouThrough the Eyes of a KidWorkplace StressHere to StayBurn It UpWork ItI VowLove Me ForeverA Sorcerer's ApprenticeYour FriendshipGoodbyeIt's SussieI Am Free
TV Shorts Rise of the BacteriaBanana DanceCN Crazy ChoirGumball StyleMy MomWelcome to Elmore

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