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Gumball Debuts on Cartoon Network Monday

Cartoon Network’s newest animated comedy series, The Amazing World of Gumball, is the first UK-produced full-length animated series out of Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.

The Amazing World of Gumball

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network’s newest animated comedy series, The Amazing World of Gumball, is the first UK-produced full-length animated series out of Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.  The series combines 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting and follows the misadventures of 12-year-old Gumball and his family in the wonderful little town of Elmore. Featuring a stellar cast of characters, Gumball’s school friends include a T-Rex, a cheerleading peanut and a banana. The series is slated to make its U.S. premiere Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and joins the Monday night animated comedy line-up of network hits including Adventure Time, MAD and Regular Show.  The series will launch in other countries including the UK in fourth quarter 2011.

The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an extra-ordinary suburban family who just happen to live in an ordinary town.  There’s Dad, a 6’4” pink rabbit who stays at home while Mom works in the rainbow factory.  And their kids are pretty standard too: there’s Gumball, a blue cat with a giant head, Anais, a 4-year-old genius bunny and Darwin, a pet goldfish who became part of the family when he sprouted legs. Gumball faces the trials and tribulations of any 12-year-old; like being chased by a rampaging T-Rex, having a robot steal his identity or dressing as a cheerleader to impress the girl of his dreams.

The series is created by Ben Bocquelet and directed by Mic Graves.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families.  Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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