Kid’s entertainer Cartoon Network and HBO Max announced the comeback of multiple award-winning show The Amazing World of Gumball that introduced the world to the misadventures of Gumball, Darwin and the other quirky residents of Elmore, as a series and movie. The Amazing World of Gumball aired for six seasons on Cartoon Network concluding in 2019.
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! (working title) and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series (working title) marks the long-awaited return of the beloved series and are the first original productions to be greenlit out of Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, WarnerMedia kids and family’s flagship television animation studio within EMEA.
Staying true to its self-referential and meta comedic roots, the movie begins when Gumball’s biggest fan finds the show’s missing episode and accidentally opens a portal connecting his world to Gumball’s cartoon world. Upon meeting his heroes, our super fan decides to team up with Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Richard and Nicole to save them from a nefarious force overtaking Elmore, while inadvertently unleashing a threat of their very own.
The movie promises to be both a comedic, emotional, and epic conclusion for fans of the original series and a new beginning in establishing the world for the accompanying series. Details about the upcoming series are yet to be announced. The new projects will be made using the latest animation techniques and CG technology.
“We could not think of a better show to kick off our first batch of project greenlights under the Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe banner. With this movie and new series, we have an ‘amazing’ opportunity with Ben to provide a satisfying conclusion that Gumball fans have been hoping for while also establishing the next chapter of this charming, colorful and inventive series,” Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe co-heads Sam Register and Vanessa Brookman said.
“Gumball is one of those rare characters who effortlessly seems to tell us the truth, make us laugh and unify people, and now Bocquelet returns to bring Gumball back where he belongs – on an interdimensional journey right back to the fans,” Warner Bros. kids & family programming head Amy Friedman commented.
The upcoming movie will be executive produced and directed by Ben Bocquelet (The Amazing World of Gumball) from a script written with Shane Mack (Coffee and Kareem). Sam Register, Vanessa Brookman and Sarah Fell are also on board as executive producers.