Surprise Announcement at Annecy Festival The creators of “The Amazing World of Gumball” left fans thrilled with a surprise announcement of Season 7 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & Market on June 15th.
A Decade of Revivals It seems like this decade is full of comebacks, with Disney announcing new seasons for “Phineas and Ferb,” Nickelodeon gearing up for more “Thundermans,” and the highly anticipated Rick and Morty Season 7. Now, “Gumball” is returning to Cartoon Network, following its record-breaking 44-episode run in Season 6.
A New Twist in Season 7
The unexpected teaser for Season 7 raised eyebrows, especially since a movie release was on the horizon. Even more surprising is that this new season won’t be a sequel but a direct continuation of the previous cliffhanger.
A Recap of Season 6 In Season 6, the show delved into the looming crisis in the city of Elmore, unbeknownst to its residents. However, the spotlight was on Superintendent Evil, the first real-life human character in the series.
A School Day Like No Other The finale episode of Season 6, titled “The Inquisition,” took an unexpected turn when the anthropomorphic characters were transformed into actual humans. Superintendent Evil, with his strict and cruel approach, was revealed to be behind these transformations.
Gumball and Darwin’s Quest Gumball and Darwin, with their usual wit and antics, joined forces to reverse the transformations and stand up against Superintendent Evil. The other students also realized his cruel intentions and decided to rebel.
A Shocking Revelation A dramatic confrontation ensued, leading to the revelation that Superintendent Evil was actually Rob in disguise. Before he could explain, Tina Rex took matters into her own hands, leaving Rob alone in the class.
Into the Void The citizens celebrated their victory, but Rob’s encounter with the Void, a dimension within Elmore that erases all “mistakes,” threw everything into uncertainty. The entire school was sucked into the Void, leaving fans waiting for answers for almost four years.
Rob’s actions may have been an attempt to save everyone by turning them into humans to escape the Void. But what exactly is the Void?
The Enigmatic Void The Void is a dimension inside Elmore that erases all memories of “mistakes” from the citizens. Rob, having witnessed the Void, was determined to rescue everyone.
Hints of Season 7 Banana Barbara’s prophetic drawing hinted at Gumball, Darwin, and Anais surviving a catastrophic apocalypse in Season 7. Rob might become one of the protagonists in saving their world, and Richard could take on a heroic role.
Release Date Speculation Although there’s no official release date yet, given the production timeline, fans can expect Season 7 to possibly hit screens in early 2024.
Limited Details So Far Creators Ben Bocquelet and director Mic Graves have kept the details of Season 7 under wraps, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more information.
Movie Announcement In addition to Season 7,
“The Amazing World of Gumball” movie was announced on June 15th at Salle Pierre Lamy.
The Cast The main cast includes Duke Cutler as Gumball Watterson, Kwesi Boakye as Darwin, Kyla Rae Kowalewski as Anais Watterson, Teresa Gallegher as Nicole, Dan Russell as Richard, Teresa Gallagher as Penny Fitzgerald, Mic Graves as Banana Joe, and David Warner as Rob.
Where to Watch Fans can catch
The Amazing World of Gumball” on Cartoon Network, stream it on HBO Max or Hulu Plus, or choose renting or purchasing options available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
Share Your Thoughts What are your thoughts on the revival of Season 7? How did you feel about the cliffhanger ending four years ago? Are you excited to explore a new Elmore universe in the upcoming episodes?
In summary, fans of “The Amazing World of Gumball” have plenty to look forward to as Season 7 promises to pick up where the cliffhanger left off, with unexpected twists and exciting revelations in store. Stay tuned for more updates!