Join Gumball on DStv channel 301 for his endless misadventures!
Join Gumball on DStv channel 301 and join in on his endless misadventures.
The Amazing World of Gumball is set to hit Cartoon Network screens from October 6th. This animated sitcom - which uses a unique combination of 2D and 3D animation with live-action backgrounds – has proved to be a smash hit in the US (as the number one show for kids in its time slot), and won its first award for Best Television Production at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Due to its enormous success, it has already been commissioned for a second series.
The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of the Wattersons, a regular family in the irregular town of Elmore. Like most families, life for the Wattersons is pretty chaotic. Richard - a stay-at-home Dad and 6”4 pink rabbit - will do anything apart from work; mum Nicole is the picture of the perfect mother (with the exception of slight anger-management issues); Anais is the smartest of the bunch, a 4 year old genius bunny who no-one listens to, and Darwin is the pet goldfish who sprouted legs and became a member of the family. At the centre of it all there's Gumball, an energetic 12-year-old who will try anything once. Gumball’s incurable optimism makes up for his charming stupidity which sees his endless misadventures spectacularly backfire.
Elmore, the ‘average’ American small town, features a stellar cast of funny and unique characters, including: Gumball and Darwin’s classmate Tina (a T-Rex who is a bit of a school bully), Carrie the Emo-dressing depressed ghost, and Banana Joe, the class goon who laughs at everyone and likes peeling himself.
Unlike most animations, the vocal talent behind the kids characters are kids themselves. Nine year old Logan Grove, who voices Gumball, already has an impressive CV having starred alongside Robert De Niro in What Happened Next. 12-year-old American actor Kwesi Boakye, the voice of Darwin, stars in Hawaii Five-O, as well filming Lives of the Saints with Meg Ryan and 50 Cent. The use of real child actors adds a real sense of charm and genuine spontaneity to the show.
Be sure to catch all of Gumball’s antics on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 13.15 CET every Thursday from 6th October.You can find out more information on The Amazing World of Gumball by visiting: www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/gumballinafrica
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