The Amazing World of Gumball

British-American children's animated television series

The Amazing World of Gumball is an British-American animated comedy television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. It was produced by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe. It first aired on May 3, 2011.

The Amazing World of Gumball
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Genre
Created byBen Bocquelet
Directed by
Voices of
Composer(s)
  • Ben Locket
  • Neil Myers (S6)
  • Xav Clarke (2020–)
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Republic of Ireland (S1)
  • Germany (S2–)
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes240 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ben Bocquelet
  • Mic Graves (S6)
  • Daniel Lennard (S1–3)
  • Michael Carrington (S1–2)
  • Sarah Fell (S4–)
  • Patricia Hidalgo (S4–6)
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
  • Richard Overall
  • Tony Hull (S2–)
  • Lucy Benson (S5)
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03) –
June 24, 2019 (2019-06-24)
Chronology
Related showsElliott from Earth

The series is about the life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year-old light blue cat. Along with his adoptive goldfish brother and best friend Darwin, he almost always finds himself in trouble around the city. His sister Anais is a pink rabbit. His mother, Nicole, is a cat. His father is Richard, a rabbit.

The Amazing World of Gumball is the first series to be produced by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe. It is co-produced with Studio SOI and Great Marlborough Productions.

On June 2, 2013, Cartoon Network announced a fourth and fifth season.

Main CharactersEdit

  • Gumball (Zach) Watterson is the main character. He is a blue cat. His early life was revealed in the episode "The Origins".
  • Darwin Watterson is Gumball's best friend and adoptive brother. He is a orange goldfish. His complete name is Darwin Despigola Caspian Achab Poseidon Neptuno Watterson III.
  • Anais Watterson is Gumball's younger sister. She is a pink rabbit.
  • Nicole Watterson is Gumball's mother. She is a blue cat. In the episode "The Choices", she meets her husband Richard. Her maiden name is Senicourt.
  • Richard Watterson is Gumball's father. He is a pink rabbit.

Additional charactersEdit

  • Tobias: a rainbow cloud.
  • Anton: a piece of toast.
  • Penny: a peanut, later a shape shifting fairy and Gumball's girlfriend.

EpisodesEdit

The Amazing World of Gumball series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S.)
Season premiere Season finale
Pilot 2008 (2008)
1 36 May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03) March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
2 40 August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07) December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
3 40 June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05) [1] August 6, 2015
4 40 July 7, 2015 October 27, 2016
5 40 September 1, 2016 November 10, 2017
6 44 January 5, 2018 June 24, 2019
Yearbook 6 December 14, 2019 December 28, 2019

NotesEdit

  1. Credited as Dandelion Studios for season 1.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hopkins, Jacob (January 23, 2014), Season three premiere date confirmation, Twitter, retrieved April 9, 2020.

Other websitesEdit