The Amazing World of Gumball (Press Viewing) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Animation
Director: Mic Graves
Distributor: Cartoon Network
Duration: 11 minutes (per episode)

The Amazing World of Gumball (Press Viewing) – Series Review

Site Score
8.3
Good: Humour is good, diverse characters, real life background
Bad: Not all jokes are a succes, some characters might annoy
User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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Rating: 7.0/10 (1 vote cast)

The Amazing World of Gumball is a popular show for kids of every age and shows us the adventures of Gumball and his friends and family. We had the opportunity to check out a couple of new episodes and what we saw was pretty good. If you want to give your children something decent to watch after school, The Amazing world of Gumball is certainly recommendable.

Gumball logo

In the first episode, the kids in class are bragging about how awesome their moms are. There’s only one way to make sure who gets the award: organize a competition. With some cunning skills, Gumball and his buddies make sure their moms go to the local mall and make them go through several tests like being the fastest runner on a reverse treadmill or having extraordinaire reflexes (to evade stuff thrown at them). Each of the trials is pretty fun and even adults will find reason to laugh at the silliness of the situation. Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned as Tobias and his mother cheat their way to victory and Gumball’s mom isn’t very happy about the whole trial process.

In another episode called ‘Password’, we see how Gumball and his siblings try to boot up the computer when suddenly, the machine asks for a password. Apparently, their parents think it’s time the children start to play outside more while leaving the computer alone. What better thing is there to do than to keep trying over and over again until the password gets accepted, right? Alas, the result is not what the kids expected it to be.

Gumball

One of the biggest plusses on this show is the diversity of characters. Besides Gumball himself, there are a lot of other personages, each with their own unique look and traits. It’s easy for children to pick at least one favorite while it’s possible that they’ll like each and every character alike (with Gumball being somewhere on top as he’s the star of the show). The broad range of characters has a minor setback too as not all personages are as likeable as another. This is however, totally subjective so it’s possible you’ll like everybody on the show, but the chance is a bit slim.

Something special about The Amazing World of Gumball series is that the background consists of real life locations and/or objects. It’s like the drawn characters live in the real world and that’s quite a cool optical illusion. Not only is it original to witness, it makes the series a very fun one to watch. Even though the drawn characters attract attention in such locations, it’s not like they are simply pasted in a picture. They really interact with the environment which makes it that much more convincing.

Humour wise, the show does its very best to be as funny as possible. Although not all jokes are as good, the majority will probably bring a smile on your face. Most of the time, the humour is more of the slapstick kind but at moments, the dialogues are pretty funny as well.

Gumball still

The voice acting in the series is pretty decent. I’ve watched the version with the Dutch voice actors/actresses and it was not that bad at all. The voices match the characters they belong to and the jokes make sense.

Conclusion

The Amazing World of Gumball is without a doubt a show of high-quality and you can see how much effort is put into every single episode. Most of the characters are likeable but it’s possible that not everyone in the cast will entertain you as much. Still, for children, this is certainly one of the better series to watch these days.

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