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The Road So Far - The Amazing World Of Gumball

It feels like only yesterday that I first discovered The Amazing World Of Gumball, yet nearly two years have passed since then and I have watched every single episode since the premiere back in May.  At the time of this writing, exactly half of the first season’s episodes have aired.  I figured it was a […]

A New Way To Engage Fans

When I interviewed Ben Bocquelet, the creator of The Amazing World Of Gumball, he mentioned that he was fond of his cartoon’s live-action backgrounds because it gave him hope that children would watch the show and wonder, even ever so slightly, if the quaint little town of Elmore could be real; if somewhere in the […]

Future Spotlight: Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness

People tend to have mixed feelings when it comes to making an animated series based on a movie.  I can’t say that I blame them, as so much effort is put into the creation of a movie, in establishing its characters and the world in which they inhabit, that it almost feels sacrilegious to then […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World of Gumball - Part V - Review Time

It is a difficult task to review something that you have been following for over a year and a half. When I first learned about The Amazing World Of Gumball on September 24th, 2009, it struck a chord with me. They had only released one image at the time, but the mixture of animation techniques […]

Toonzone Interviews "The Amazing World of Gumball" Creator Ben Bocquelet

in June. The unique show sprang from the mind of Ben Bocquelet, who worked in-house as a development artist at the Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe before creating Gumball. Bocquelet was kind enough to answer a series of questions about his show via e-mail. TOONZONE NEWS: When did you first come up with the idea […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World Of Gumball - Part IV

Cartoon Network has released a partial cast list for The Amazing World Of Gumball, the upcoming animated series that premieres on May 2nd in the UK and May 9th in the US, which we have followed extensively.  It was also recently announced that the series was renewed for a second season, with production on an additional […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World Of Gumball - Part III

The Amazing Wold Of Gumball, which we have blogged about on two prior occasions (here and here), is currently scheduled to premiere in the United Kingdom on May 2nd.  The series, which was created by Ben Bocquelet, has forty episodes in its first season and it stars Logan Grove and Kwesi Boakye, who voice Gumball and […]

Future Spotlight II: The Amazing World Of Gumball

I first blogged about The Amazing World Of Gumball when I learned about its existence back in 2009.  At the time, I deemed it one of the most surreal animated programs ever proposed.  It had a unique visual style, combining 2D and 3D animation with live-action backgrounds, and its cast of characters really stood out.  […]

Toonzone News Interviews Butch Hartman on "T.U.F.F. Puppy"

TZN: Eric Bauza was replaced as the voice actor for Dudley by Jerry Trainor of iCarly. What was the reason for the replacement? How has it been working with Trainor in the booth? BUTCH HARTMAN: Eric Bauza is an amazingly – and I mean AMAZINGLY talented voice actor. In this situation, however, we didn’t feel […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 5 Cartoon Network Originals

Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.  During its 17 years, Cartoon Network has done a great deal of good for animation.  The network’s development of original programming changed the landscape of televised animation. Many of their shows became classics amongst animation enthusiasts and a multitude of talented individuals broke into the business through […]

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