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The title card that is featured in the opening credits.

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

The Amazing World of Gumball (sometimes referred to simply as Gumball) is a British-American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. It is produced primarily by Cartoon Network Studios Europe (formerly Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe) and Studio Soi. On May 3rd, 2011, a sneak preview of the episode "The DVD" was shown after the premiere of The Looney Tunes Show. It officially premiered on May 9th, 2011, with the episodes "The DVD" and "The Responsible," and ended on June 24th, 2019, with "The BFFs" and "The Inquisition." 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, Regular Show, and Steven Universe.

The series revolves around the life of Gumball Watterson, a twelve-year-old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during which he interacts with various family members—Anais, Richard, and Nicole—and other various citizens.

A television movie based on the series, set for release in 2022, was announced on February 17th, 2021.

Early concept

Early visual development.

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

Miscellaneous changes

  • The show's logo had a different design.

Gumball and Darwin with most of their classmates.

Changes to Elmore Junior High

  • Tina had a more realistic and low-quality appearance.
  • Idaho had a lighter color.
  • Teri was a lot wider and was not crumpled.
  • Tobias had no lips.
  • Miss Simian's classroom looked different.
  • Penny's antlers were darker, along with having green arm bands instead of orange.
  • Carrie's outline was black rather than red and cyan.
  • Juke originally had gray boots and pants.
  • Jamie's skin was a more pea-green color, and her hair was brown instead of orange.

    The Wattersons and their neighborhood.

Changes to the Watterson family and neighborhood


There have been six seasons. The complete list of episodes can be seen here.

Every single episode's title begins with "The" and then the name of a supporting object or matter. The only episodes not to do this are "Christmas" and "Halloween."


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 episodes' 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 two 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.



Main article: Censorship of The Amazing World of Gumball


Country Channel Title Language Premiere date
United States Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball English May 9, 2011
Boomerang December 1, 2014
United Kingdom & Ireland

Cartoon Network

September 5, 2011
Canada Cartoon Network 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 Norwegian
Iceland Undraveröld Gúnda Icelandic
Finland Gumballin mieletön maailma Finnish
France Cartoon Network Le Monde Incroyable de Gumball French September 3, 2011
France 3 (September 5, 2012 - 2013) September 5, 2012
Gulli December 24, 2016
Spain Boing (September 11, 2011-present) El Asombroso Mundo de Gumball Spanish September 11, 2011
Cartoon Network (September 11, 2011-June 30, 2013)
ETB 3 Gumballen mundu harrigarria Basque January 1, 2015
Italy Cartoon Network Lo straordinario mondo di Gumball Italian September 2, 2011
Boing December 23, 2011
Germany ZDF Die fantastische Welt von Gumball German September 1, 2012
Nickelodeon September 5, 2016
KiKa September 18, 2011
Cartoon Network
ORF eins January 21, 2013
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 Taiwanese Mandarin
India Cartoon Network The Amazing World of Gumball English
Pakistan Cartoon Network
Southeast Asia Cartoon Network
Philippines Cartoon Network
TV5 Filipino March 10, 2013

Arab countries

Cartoon Network and Spacetoon 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 Portuguese December 3, 2013


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


Cartoon Network Невероятният свят на Гъмбол Bulgarian April 1, 2012


Cartoon Network โลกสุดอัศจรรย์ของกัมบอล Thai
Turkey Cartoon Network Gumball'un Muhteşem Dünyası Turkish November 1, 2011
Zarok TV Gumball Kurdish March 21, 2015


გამბოლის გასაოცარი სამყარო Georgian


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

References in popular culture

Television series

Show Episode Characters Description Image
Teen Titans Go! "Squash & Stretch" Gumball
Gumball and Darwin appear in a Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner styled cartoon on the Titans' television. Darwin's appearance has purple skin with red shoes and Gumball's appearance has green fur and a red sweater. TTG Squash&Stretch Gumball&Darwin.png
Uncle Grandpa "The Grampies" (a short from "Pizza Eve") Gumball Gumball appears as an audience member watching the Grampies awards. Gumball's appearance is animated in hand-drawn animation with the oval eyes used in Season 2; his eyelids are different than in the current series' design. Gumball UG Cameo.jpg
South Park "The End of Serialization as We Know It" N/A Sheila uses TrollTrace to look up Ike's internet history; the Google search title "amazing world of Gumball streaming" appears in the list. SouthPark TEOSAWKI Ike'sInternetHistory.png
Jimmy Kimmel Live! N/A Gumball
The segment Unnecessary Censorship features a clip from "The Upgrade" showing Gumball touching Cody's ponytail. The word "Ponytail" was bleeped to make it sound like a profane word was censored. This_Week_in_Unnecessary_Censorship
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes "Crossover Nexus" Gumball (formed by Ben Tennyson) Ben uses his Omnitrix, reconfigured by K.O., to transform into various Cartoon Network characters to defeat Red Strike. One of his forms includes Gumball Watterson. OKKO CrossoverNexus Gumball.jpg


Title Characters Description Image
The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked Gumball
Alfie, the main protagonist of the book, goes into an episode of the show with Gumball and Darwin. CcEzeu5XEAEV6vB.jpg


Title Characters Description Image
MAD Gumball
The show is mentioned in a column discussing the problems modern cartoons have caused. It claims that Gumball has caused children to become racist against the Swedish. MAD-Magazine-Cartoon-Problems.jpg
AT&T Gumball Gumball appears in the AT&T commercials with Mark Wahlberg, who calls him "kids' show thing." AT&T_Commercial_2017_Mark_Wahlberg_Ads


  • The Amazing World of Gumball was originally titled Gumball only, even before Gumball Watterson was the main character or created.
  • While the concept for the show had been around since 2007, production on the show did not officially begin until 2009.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball was named "Cartoon Network's first original series to be animated in the UK," being produced by Dandelion Studios from season 1. Its world premiere was in the United States and its first sneak peek in the United Kingdom.
  • The show was renewed for a second season before it even premiered.
  • It was originally supposed to be about rejected 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 has had the word "the" in its name except for two episodes, "Halloween" and "Christmas." Both are holiday specials.
    • This is not the case in Japan, where the episode names are changed to be similar to the names of episodes from anime series in Japan.
  • All episodes are ten to eleven minutes long. There have been no half-hour specials, though "The Origins" and "The Origins: Part Two" add up to almost thirty minutes, and another two-parter that forms a half-hour special in total exists, comprised of the season 4 finale, "The Disaster," and the first season 5 episode, "The Rerun."
    • Season 3 was originally supposed to have a half-hour special about how Gumball and Penny would break up because she found her true shape after "The Shell," but the episode was quickly scrapped. [1]
  • "The Man" is the hundredth episode of the series.
  • In Season 2, the Wattersons' eyelids are darker when they close their eyes.
  • In Season 3 and onwards, the Wattersons' eyes are permanently round, except for a few episodes where Richard and sometimes the rest of the family still have oval eyes.
  • The show is rated TV-Y7 with fantasy violence in the United States.
  • Several episodes featured guest animators like CRCR, Monteblanc Pictures Co. LTD., Studio•4C, and Simon Landrein.
  • There is an episode featuring parodied versions of the Miracle Star cast in Season 5 known as "The Copycats."
  • Contrary to rumors, Ben Bocquelet never actually pitched the show to Adult Swim.[2]
  • It takes about one year to produce an episode and about 26 are worked on at the same time.
  • On December 1st, 2017, writing for the series officially concluded.[3]
  • The Amazing World of Gumball is featured on as a play lab.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball is available for streaming on HBO Max.