The world of Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball is coming back, as WarnerMedia Kids & Family have officially greenlit a brand new movie and television series for the franchise.
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The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! (working title) and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series (working title) will make their way to both HBO Max and Cartoon Network in the future, with both projects acting as the first original productions for Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.
The movie will focus on Gumball’s biggest fan finding a missing episode from the television show and accidentally opening a portal that connects Gumball’s cartoon world to his own. After meeting the characters, he’ll team up with Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Richard, and Nicole to try and save Elmore from a nefarious menace looking to overtake the town.
The original series was a hit when it premiered on Cartoon Network in 2011, and ran for eight years while airing 240 episodes in the process.
“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,” said Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros.
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The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! will be executive produced and directed by Ben Bocquelet, with a script written with Shane Mack. Sam Register, Vanessa Brookman, and Sarah Fell are also attached to both projects as executive producers.