Some people wonder why there are all the S1 fags in Gumball threads, and the main reason for it is because of the amount of effort put into animation by Boulder before it was economized (and even then, it is still above most cartoons). There are many other reasons the show is good, but the visuals are the show's insurance.
>>229656 I rewatched the first two seasons recently and did notice the first season had more variety in terms of movement and expression. I still like the characters designs for the second season on better, though.
Speaking of Boulder Media, I didn't know until just today that they did animation for Foster's (or that they even existed that far back).
I'd say "The Shell" looks promising if it's a sign of things to come. What this show needs is more continuity and mythology built up within Gumball's world instead of JUST slapstick antics that reboot to the status quo at the end of each episode. It's one of the most hilarious things in animation today, but it gets exhausting after awhile if we're not given reason to start caring about what happens to the characters. The episodes "The Job" and "The Void" worked on the mythology of the town of Elmore, and this one the continuity and character progression. I'm actually more excited now about watching then I've ever been before, and also really intrigued to find out just how amazing the world of Gumball can be.
I was gonna say they did animation for Randy Cunningham right after that, but apparently that only lasted for its first season as well. Although they've got a bunch of stuff they produce themselves or that airs outside the US, so I doubt they're really struggling to keep existing--there were several years before Foster and El Tigre ended and Gumball began.
>>230536 Yeah, I meant before the show was economized. I think Boulder couldn't make the deadline (and fell four episodes short) so they had to do something about it. If only we knew more...
>RIP irish animation industry At least they have an animation industry. There is some bloody amazing stuff from there.
>>230537 It seems that they aren't getting a lot of service work. I just hope they can keep going; I think their work is great. Also, about the Randy Cunningham thing, I haven't seen the show but Boulder is still making it. (They posted about the second season coming out at http://www.bouldermedia.tv/blog/index.php/2014/09/29/season-2-kicks-off/, and it is confirmed on page 5 (Boulder Media, current projects) of http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/files/reports/Animated%20in%20Ireland%20Brochure%20for%20web.pdf) However, new companies did join for season 2.
I used to love the show but the plots got really formulaic for me by Season 2, and frankly I haven't watched Season 3. But I was a huge supporter of the show in Season 1. That was when the plots were more creative, and grounded in reason and pacing, as oppose to loud, crazy stuff and an occasional song number (although hit and miss). Personally I found the fandom of the show (Fanfics and Art) a whole lot more interesting than the actual show, post Season 1.
>>231095 >I also dislike the general change in personalities (from immature to jerks) since I enjoyed the show being more cute than other sitcoms.
I can understand that but feel the exact opposite: Some season one episodes are just painful to watch now because Darwin and Gumball act so naive you'd think they were five, not ten and twelve. Although even worse were the times Gumball was so hapless he failed at every obstacle in his way and had to rely on someone else to solve his problems for him.
I also see the supporting cast as having done the exact opposite: in the first season, any of them the episode wasn't based around tended to act like a single-minded mob who did really stupid or mean things whenever the plot demanded, whereas they tended to act more as individuals later on.
>US airing (poorly) cuts out a photo of Darwin (disguised as Alan) kissing Leslie, who enjoys it >but not of him trying to kiss a half dozen other guys and girls against their will >or a (non-anthropomorphic) toilet
So homosexual relations are allowed on CN, so long as they aren't consensual. Nice to know.
The Triangle/The Money: https://mega.co.nz/#!vA00iTSL!Lw9_iI-3XhFKxfGl6uj_sCHwlu6XTvE8Y_BZRzO5pI0
No sign of with Rob or the painting, so I'm guessing that's gonna be in season four. You can more or less consider "The Nobody" the "real" season three finale--maybe that's why the US broadcast picked then to go on hiatus.
Also, someone posted downloads for the first two seasons and all but the last four of season three: all of them are in 480, 720, and 1080p
I found this short animation Ben made before Gumball started. It pretty much verifies that the whole Gumabuse thing in season 1 was his input. //youtube.com/watch?v=ot5fVxvwmlo
TL;DR A whole bunch of people being hurt and/or killed. It starts with a dude slipping over backwards and knocking his brain out, which gets stuck on a lady's shoe. Also, ISIL cheer squad. No idea why it's called "The Hell's Kitchen".
>>245413 Is reminds me of some anon a few years ago who was explaining how Nicole was born into Russian aristocracy. yes she has a British VA, but the thought was that she and Gumball are Russian Blue cats.