The Amazing World of Gumball Online
Welcome to Elmore. This quaint little suburb isn't quite what it seems, as in Elmore, just about everything has the ability to come to life. The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of Gumball, a twelve-year-old cat. With the help of his best friend Darwin, his former pet goldfish that grew legs and joined the family, he gets into all sorts of antics. He is joined by his sister, Anais, a four-year-old bunny with heightened intelligence. His father, Richard, and his mother, Nicole, are there to provide him support as well.
|Series cast summary:|
|Dan Russell||-||Richard Watterson / - 108 episodes, 2011-2018|
|Teresa Gallagher||-||Nicole Watterson / - 100 episodes, 2011-2018|
|Jacob Hopkins||-||Gumball Watterson / - 92 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Terrell Ransom Jr.||-||Darwin Watterson / - 92 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Kerry Shale||-||Larry Needlemeyer / - 80 episodes, 2011-2018|
|Kyla Rae Kowalewski||-||Anais Watterson 79 episodes, 2011-2018|
|Logan Grove||-||Gumball Watterson 61 episodes, 2011-2014|
|Kwesi Boakye||-||Darwin Watterson 61 episodes, 2011-2014|
|Tony Hull||-||Anton 59 episodes, 2011-2016|
|Hugo Harold-Harrison||-||Tobias Wilson / - 58 episodes, 2012-2018|
|Jessica McDonald||-||Carrie Krueger / - 53 episodes, 2011-2018|
|Sandra Dickinson||-||Granny Jojo / - 49 episodes, 2011-2017|
Carrie the Ghost is in 3-D if you put on 3-D glasses.
Was originally conceived as a show with rejected cartoon characters in detention before it was retooled.
According to show creator Ben Bocquelet, the name Gumball was given before the character was created because it represented the childlike nature of the show.
Gumball, Darwin, and Anais are the only child characters to be voiced by actual kids.
The backgrounds of Elmore are actually photos taken of San Francisco and Vallejo, California, as well as some places in London.
The characters Anais, Richard, and Nicole Watterson are named and based on Ben Bocquelet's own family members.
Many of the supporting characters are actually rejected characters from commercials Ben Bocquelet worked on at Studio AKA before working on the show.
The last name given to the five main characters is a homage to famous cartoonist Bill Watterson.
The character Richard Watterson was originally written as a dog.
Darwin is named after evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. Appropriately, he is a legged fish, the probable common ancestor of all land animals.
Any character viewed from far away is represented as a rectangle, with the color changing for each character. For instance, Gumball is blue, Darwin is orange, and Banana Joe is yellow.
The animation style for the 2-D characters was changed to look much more fast and fluent after season one. The style change is even mentioned in the season two finale.
The popular Nintendo series "The Legend of Zelda" is referenced in multiple episodes, including the spoof "The Tale of Zelmore" and sound effects.
Every character in the series is hurt at least one time.
Darwin is also based on Ben Bocquelet's long-time friend Paul.
Gumball increases in intelligence during the series.
The three sets of doors at the entrance of Gumball's school represent the colors of Anais, Gumball, and Darwin: pink, blue, and orange.
Many of the cars have the same license plate - X23 TU.
Gumball has been to the hospital more than anyone else in the show.
Larry does almost all of the jobs in Elmore.
Darwin is not the original Watterson pet. Richard bought a total of nine fish, all of whom Gumball accidentally killed, before he bought the Darwin we all know and love.
The van where Richard bought the Evil Turtle is also where he bought Darwin, as seen in season four, episode nineteen, "The Origins".
The only episodes not to have the word "The" in their titles are "Halloween" and "Christmas".
There are multiple references to "Dragonball Z" within the show. In the episode "The Move", the scene when Darwin briefly turns into "Darkwin" in order to stop Gumball and Clayton from fighting is a reference to a Super Saiyan. In "The Others" Gumball tries to become a Super Saiyan and in "The Pest", at one point while advising Anais, Gumball actually transforms into a Super Saiyan. Lastly in "The Night", the Robinsons' dreams are of becoming Super Saiyans themselves.
In season four, episode nine, "The Gift", Masami requests a painting by Mic Graves, the series' director.
According to season three, episode seven, "The Name", Gumball's real name was Zach, but it was officially changed to Gumball in the same episode.
There are a few connections to Terminator and Terminator 2 like in the "The Procrastinators" when Nicole says "I'll be back." then acts like a machine as she leaves for work expecting Gumball and Darwin to take out the trash, sporting the Terminator sunglasses, an Arnold Schwarzenegger chin and jaw, and the iconic red robotic eye. Another visual reference to the Terminator series occurs in the season 5 episode "The Stories", wherein multiple characters sacrifice themselves to a dodgeball onslaught to avoid hearing Molly's boring stories again. We see Bobert (who is a robot, not unlike the Terminator) sinking under a sea of dodgeballs, his claw hand extending into a thumbs up, akin to the Terminator sinking into lava and giving a thumbs up at the end of Terminator 2.