The Amazing World of Gumball will receive a movie (tentatively titled The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie!) and a new series (tentatively titled The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series) at HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
Bocquelet will direct and executive produce the movie, which features a script written by Shane Mack and is designed to serve as a bridge between the original series and the new one. The film begins when Gumball’s biggest fan finds the show’s missing episode and accidentally opens a portal connecting his world to Gumball’s cartoon world. Upon meeting his heroes, our super fan decides to team up with Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Richard and Nicole to save them from a nefarious force overtaking Elmore, while inadvertently unleashing a threat of their very own.
Sam Register, Vanessa Brookman and Sarah Fell will also be executive producers as the projects are the first original productions to be greenlit out of the Register- and Brookman-run Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.
“We could not think of a better show to kick off our first batch of project greenlights under the Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe banner,” Register and Brookman said today. “With this movie and new series, we have an ‘amazing’ opportunity with Ben to provide a satisfying conclusion that Gumball fans have been hoping for while also establishing the next chapter of this charming, colorful and inventive series.”
Added Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming at Warner Bros: “Gumball is one of those rare characters who effortlessly seems to tell us the truth, make us laugh and unify people, and now Bocquelet returns to bring Gumball back where he belongs – on an interdimensional journey right back to the fans.
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are both sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
Some more of the Kickstarter backer art I’ve been doing and delivering lately. There’s sooo much of it, which has been wonderful....and a bit daunting. Hehe. More soon!
Very many thanks to Pamela T, Asher H, Emmanuel L, C.J. D, Stephanie R, Matthew M, and Sam S. for supporting the Lackadaisy animated film!
Lackadaisy is on Patreon - there’s extra stuff!
It was a long year of solo work, but I was still able to do it. Thanks to everyone who supported me along the way. Also, a special thanks to those who helped me with this difficult task. I still wish I had more time but what's done is done.
Thanks for the audio transcript:
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Original by Douglas Adams
Audio by BBC 4
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