The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six

The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six

The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six: My Opinion and Thoughts

Note: This is my opinion, suggestions and possibilities are not facts.

Yesterday (07/09/2016), The creator of The Amazing World of Gumball – Ben Bocquelet, announced that he will be leaving the show’s production team after Season Six to pursue other projects. The departure of Ben Bocquelet at the end of season six casts a shadow of doubt about the future of the show. The show will end at the end of season six, but there is still a chance that it can continue or be revived at a later date. Gumball will always be remembered for its wide array of art styles, imaginative cast of characters and the cheeky mischievous antics of a blue cat named Gumball Watterson and his unusual (but at times normal) dysfunctional family.

A total of six seasons is an excellent run for an animated series, with most Cartoon Network classics in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Cow and Chicken only had four seasons. In all fairness, I’d rather finish the show with a high note and be remembered as a classic rather than let it carry on without the original creator’s intentions and input. I’d like to know about Great Marlborough Studios’ future in London though, will it be used for Apple and Onion (or another show) if it becomes an animated show?

The news follows the announcement of Regular Show ending, which also had another excellent run of eight seasons (only one other Cartoon Network show has reached this milestone and that’s Adventure Time), Mark Hamill (voice of Skips) announced the news last month. Regular Show was the one show (apart from Gumball) that made the most impact on me and was the reason I started watching Cartoon Network again, the show appealed to older audiences and had an Adult Swim (but kid friendly) edge to it, Mordecai and Rigby are in their 20’s, in a weird age gap that’s not teenaged or mature adults, they’re trying to become independent adults and also because of the retro cultural references, so that’s why the show related to me.

Obviously, Regular Show is where the name of this blog originated from, I won’t rename the blog after the show ends. In a lighter note, I’m looking forward to the Regular Show in Space story arc which will start on Monday 26th September on Cartoon Network USA.

The other show that will end is Uncle Grandpa, this show had four seasons, but I believe this show was very underrated. I really liked the surreal, nonsensical and unexpected humour in the show, shame that it didn’t reach the same level of interest as Adventure Time or Regular Show.

In conclusion, there isn’t anything to worry about shows ending, everything has to end, I want animated shows to be remembered as creative forms of entertainment and not renewed for the sake of it or to force the production team against their own will to produce something that has been exhausted from any new ideas. I’m very sure Cartoon Network Studios have lots of ideas for the future, a whole list of shows have come and gone within the channel’s 24 year history and it continues to win Emmys and BAFTAs for producing excellent shows; it’s certain that the trend will continue.

These shows will be gone but they won’t be forgotten.

10 thoughts on “The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six”

    • Yeah, Adventure Time has been around for a while, but CN existed before Adventure Time and it will exist after. 🙂 I do have to admit, Adventure Time did usher in the current wave of original CN shows.

  1. Clarence will also end since it hasn’t been renewed 🙁 There will be about 104 episodes. That’s just as much as Courage the Cowardly Dog.

  2. So, here’s my childhood backstory over CN, and how I am looking to the future with a tear of pride in my eye, a smile on my face, and my hand placed on my heart (skip to the last few paragraphs if you want a small comment – what you’re about to read is basically a commitment story that explains how much I love CN):

    I grew up with CN during the Chop Socky Chooks, Skatoony and Robotboy airings (they were the highlights of my single-digit days). However, once my channel box was changed, I couldn’t watch CN until Adventure Time first aired (by this time, the aforementioned shows only ran at night and to this day, I have no clue why), and kept watching until I saw Regular Show had a re-run of its first season. Sceptical at first, I saw a few episodes, and I loved it (my all-time favourite episode was the one with the donuts that I called the Double-Glazed Demons). I watched the two of them, always enjoying the re-runs, no matter how repetitive they got (I’ve always loved the Golb cameo during Puhoy, as I was always left wondering “what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks?!” until the Grand Finale aired, which was when I thought “oh, weird chaos dude that rules the dead in a weird dimension”). Then, I saw that the first Season of Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa would be re-aired starting my birthday, so I thought “why not?”. No regrets. (Clarence first aired a couple of weeks after, and while I didn’t mind it at first, my mid was drawn more to Gumball, as some of the later Clarence episodes were right after it)

    However, during late 2015, my family had to move house, and once again lost my box connection, so I resorted to watching YouTube Reactions (didn’t mind the people, just how I wasn’t able to watch the episodes myself…). Then, during October of 2016, we found a firm place to live, but lost my Wi-Fi for a few months after moving. Instead of having an existential crisis, I still had my box, so I continued watching, as it was the only thing I could do at the time that also entertained me while in the house… Then we switched providers, losing access to CN once again.

    Then we get to the time frame where each show started to end, and while I would love to do a re-cap, I’d have a nostalgia trip so hard that I would actually trip over something while deep in thought. Yes, while sat down at my desk writing this. No I still don’t have access to CN.

    Overall, the 2008-2018 time frame was definitely the highlight of my digital life, purely because of how each individual show I mentioned were developed so much and in such an original way. While I didn’t enjoy Clarence as much as I thought I would, I will admit that it did have its own quirky, upbeat style to it that never left my mind. I will always remember how each episode somehow managed to appeal to my thoughts and on top of that, would end up almost guiding me to fix my mistakes. The fact that I would arrive home at certain times of the year, and see that there would be a weekday dedicated to each of the shows, as well as the celebration-themed episodes always made me happy (it also meant I could binge-watch what was pretty much an entire Season in one sitting without taking up On Demand space, which was always a bonus)

    So, with the success that these shows have brought, I look to the future, with the faces of times gone by, and say “Time for an amazing, irregular adventure across the stars, all while having a laugh with my friends”

    Or here on Earth, too…that works just as nicely, Bears and K.O.

    Also, if this comment is permanent, then I apologise for basically writing an essay…if not, then I will shorten this in a new one, delete this one and forget that I spewed my T.V. life story if this gets bad reception.

  3. It’s my hope that after a brief hiatus the show will return with a fresh batch of ideas to explore.

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