Seems like I’m late to the party again. While the rest of the world has been enjoying Gumball for a couple of seasons already, I just watched my first two episodes.
And I enjoyed them massively. Even though they we’re dubbed in Dutch. Dutch dubbing: the bane of every cartoonloving manchild in the Benelux. It always baffles me why Dutch voiceacting for cartoons must be hyperactive/highpitched/and incredibly awful. If you know why, please write in. Enlighten me.
Voiceacting aside, I can say this is a gem. I loved the humour, the all too normal weirdness of the show. Gumballs parents are a cat and a rabbit and his adopted brother is a goldfish with legs and among his friends is a talking banana. And noone seems to think anything of it. Not even when Bananaboy’s mom is squashed and peeled repeatedly in one episode. I loved it!
And I really dug the style as well. Nicely drawn characters mixed with animated characters put in drawn and photographic backgrounds? The originality of that alone puts it down as a win in my book!
I can go on and on, and elaborate even more on how nice and funny this is, but I need to tune in to Cartoon Network and get me my Gumball fix. Come join me, why don’t you?