With season three of Cartoon Network’s original series The Amazing World of Gumball premiering this Thursday night, the network has announced an order for two more seasons (its fourth and fifth).
The full press release from Cartoon Network follows:
Cartoon Network Doubles Down on Global Hit Series The Amazing World of Gumball
Network Green-lights Two Additional Seasons as
Third Season Set to Premiere June 2014 in United States
Cartoon Network announced today they have greenlit two additional seasons of their international hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, bringing the total order to five seasons. Created by Ben Bocquelet and directed by Mic Graves, The Amazing World of Gumball is the first full-length animated series out of Cartoon Network Studio Europe. The series about an amusing blue cat named Gumball and his best buddy Darwin, a pet goldfish, combines 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting. Season three of The Amazing World of Gumball is slated to premiere Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network U.S.
This five time BAFTA award-winning series has garnered numerous awards around the world including honors from The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (International Emmy® Awards), Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) and ASIFA-Hollywood (Annie Awards) and is produced at Cartoon Network’s EMEA studio, Great Marlborough Productions, in Shoreditch, London.
In the United States, season two of The Amazing World of Gumball ranked #1 in its timeslot among kids 6-11 and boys 2-11 & 6-11 and also ranked #1 in its Wednesday timeslot among all targeted kids 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 plus boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, according to Nielsen Media Research. A top-rated global phenomenon, The Amazing World of Gumball reached a total of 36.5 million primetime viewers across EMEA between January and March of 2014.
The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an extra-ordinary suburban family who just happen to live in an ordinary town. The series follows the misadventures of 12-year-old Gumball and his family in the wonderful little town of Elmore. Along with Gumball and Darwin there’s Dad, a 6’4” pink rabbit who stays at home while Mom works in the rainbow factory and Anais, a 4-year-old genius bunny. 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.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in prime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement. 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.