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AmazingWorldOfGUMBALL

The title card that is featured in the opening credits.

TheDVD

The title card of "The DVD," the first episode of the series shown.

The Amazing World of Gumball (sometimes referred to simply as Gumball) is a British animated television series that airs on Cartoon Network. It was created by Ben Bocquelet. On May 3, 2011, a sneak preview of the episode "The DVD" was shown after the premiere of The Looney Tunes Show. It officially premiered on May 9, 2011, with the episodes "The DVD" and "The Responsible." According to the Cartoon Network website, The Amazing World of Gumball is one of the most popular shows on the channel, along with Adventure Time and Regular Show.

Early Concept

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Gumball and Darwin with most of their classmates.

There were some posters made in early 2011 (January–March) during the plans, hinting the vast changes between the pilot and these posters, to the finished concept on air today.

Changes to Elmore Junior High

  • The show's logo had a different design.
  • Tina had a more realistic and low-quality appearance.
  • Idaho had a lighter color.
  • Teri was a lot wider and wasn't crumpled.
  • Tobias had no lips.
  • Miss Simian's classroom looked different.
  • Penny's antlers were darker.
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    Another early photo.

  • Carrie's outline was black rather than red and cyan.
  • Clayton didn't have eyebrows.
  • Masami didn't have eyelashes.
  • Juke originally had gray boots and pants.

Changes to Watterson family/neighborhood

  • Anais has whiskers.
  • The Wattersons' house has a sun cover, and has eyes.
  • Gumball has bigger eyes.
  • Darwin's shadow is lighter (this appears again in Season 2).
  • The Wattersons' house has blue steps on the porch.
  • The Wattersons' all have their Season 2 shadows.

Episodes

There are currently three seasons, one of them in production. Two more seasons have been greenlit. You can view the complete list of episodes here.

Intro

Main article: Opening Theme

Animation of The Amazing World of Gumball

The first ten episodes or so were animated slightly differently from the later episodes. All the episodes have mixed media, with CGI dinosaurs, mixed in with claymation balls of clay, and 2D flowers and ghosts. However, the animations of the 2D characters became slightly more jerky and generally cartoony than the first episode's more lifelike motions. Gumball's body also changes in form slightly, with his fangs rounded and his eyes slightly smaller than before, All of which changed by the first season finale, as the animations in the last 2 episodes seemed less jerky and more lifelike, along with Gumball's fangs being sharp again and his eyes being bigger. Also, unlike most cartoons, it uses backgrounds from the real world, due to the reason that the creator worked on commercials for the UK before creating the show, learning how to give a realistic feeling to the background.


International

Censorship

Main article: Censorship of The Amazing World of Gumball

Broadcast

Country Channel Title Language Premiere date
United States Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball English May 9, 2011
United Kingdom & Ireland

Cartoon Network

The Amazing World of Gumball September 5, 2011
Canada Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball July 4, 2012
Teletoon September 8, 2012
Latin America Cartoon Network El Increíble Mundo de Gumball Spanish September 4, 2011
Brazil Cartoon Network O Incrível Mundo de Gumball Portuguese
SBT October 14, 2011
Sweden Cartoon Network Gumballs Fantastiska Värld Swedish September 5, 2011
Denmark Gumballs Fantastiske Verden Danish
Norway Gumballs fantastiske verden Norwegian
Finland Gumballin mieletön maailma Finnish
France Cartoon Network Le Monde Incroyable de Gumball French September 3, 2011
France 3 September 5, 2012
Spain Boing (September 11, 2011-present)
Cartoon Network (July 1, 2013-present)
El Asombroso Mundo de Gumball Spanish September 11, 2011
Italy Cartoon Network Lo Straordinario Mondo di Gumball Italian September 2, 2011
Boing
Germany ZDF Die fantastische Welt von Gumball German September 1, 2012
KiKa September 18, 2011
Cartoon Network
Austria
ORF eins
Romania Cartoon Network Uimitoarea lume a lui Gumball Romanian November 8, 2011
Hungary Gumball csodálatos világa Hungarian
Russia Удивительный мир Гамбола Russian
Poland Niesamowity świat Gumballa Polish
Netherlands Cartoon Network De Wonderlijke Wereld van Gumball Dutch November 9, 2011
Greece Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball English 
Australia Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball English October 1, 2011
Taiwan Cartoon Network 阿甘妙世界 Chinese
India Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball

English

Pakistan Cartoon Network
Southeast Asia Cartoon Network
Philippines Cartoon Network
TV5 Filipino

Arab countries

Cartoon Network عالم غامبول المدهش Arabic October 6, 2011
South Korea Cartoon Network 검볼 Korean
Israel Arutz HaYeladim העולם המופלא של גאמבול Hebrew July 2012
Portugal Cartoon Network O Incrível Mundo de Gumball Portugal December 3, 2013

Japan

Cartoon Network おかしなガムボール Japanese November 12, 2011

Bulgaria

Cartoon Network Невероятният свят на Гъмбол Bulgarian April 1, 2012

Thailand

โลกสุดอัศจรรย์ของกัมบอล Thai

Turkey

Cartoon Network Gumball'un Muhteşem Dünyası Turkish November 1,  2011

Georgia (country)

გამბოლის გასაოცარი სამყარო Georgian

Trivia

  • The Amazing World of Gumball was originally titled Gumball only, even before Gumball Watterson was the main character or made.
  • While the concept for the show had been around since 2007, production on the show did not officially begin until August of 2009.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball was named "Cartoon Network UK's first original series," despite it being produced by Dandelion Studios, and its world premiere being in the US, and its first sneak peek in the UK.
  • The show was renewed for a second season before it even premiered.
  • It was originally supposed to be an Adult Swim show about reject cartoon characters attending a remedial school.
  • The series changed air dates from Monday to Tuesday to accompany Level Up in America and Europe. Then, the show moved to Wednesdays since all the time slots were taken on Tuesdays. However, it went back to Tuesdays towards the end of Season 2, only to be moved to Thursdays starting in Season 3.
  • Every episode to date has had the word "the" in its name except for 2 episodes, "Halloween," and "Christmas." Both are holiday specials.
  • All episodes are 10 to 11 minutes long. There have been no 2 part or 30 minute episodes as of yet.
    • However, there was originally going to be an episode about Darwin's origins in Season 3 that was going to be 30 minutes, but was removed from the third season.
  • The Man is the 100th episode of the series.
  • In Season 2, the Wattersons' eyelids are darker when they close their eyes.
  • The show is rated TV-Y7-FV.

Voice Actors

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

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