Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain – Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain - Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain – Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

The British animated band – Gorillaz has announced a new band member, and its someone very familiar, somewhat random and unexpected. According to the band’s fictional narrative, the band’s bassist – Murdoc Niccals is in prison, and the band had no choice but to replace him, well at least for the time being so they can continue as a band. Speculation sparked off when the main artist for the Gorillaz – Jamie Hewlett posted a couple of pictures on Instagram depicting someone resembling the leader of the Gangreen Gang from Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls – Ace. Although Ace and his gang are technically antagonists in the show, The Powerpuff Girls only see them as teenage delinquents and dismiss them as nothing but a “nuisance”. In the first picture, Ace was with fellow band member – Noodle at the Kentucky Derby, in the second picture, it shows Ace (without his face in full view), but wearing a purple jacket with a “Ace” playing card attached to it. Ace also appeared on Gorillaz’s summer tour poster.

All speculation was laid to rest when the band sent out a new newsletter which contained some details about the new band member and when the band’s main musician and creative music lead – Damon Albarn was interviewed by UK national radio station BBC Radio 6. According to Damon, Ace was chosen as the new band member, because of the similarities he has with Murdoc. Cartoon Network has given the band permission to use Ace as a character.

On Thursday 31st May, Gorillaz released their latest music video entitled “Humility” starring actor/musician/comedian Jack Black, in the video Ace is his usual troublemaking self and just like the original Powerpuff Girls, he bursts a basketball with a knife and ruins the fun for everyone. Ace appears to be older too, he’s going slightly bald. Surprisingly, The Powerpuff Girls isn’t the only Cartoon Network show the music video is connected to, its also loosely connected to The Amazing World of Gumball, former compositing supervisor and show writer – Guillaume Cassuto helped out with compositing in the music video, as the music video featured animation layered on a live-action video backdrop which is similar to Gumball’s mixed-media art style. Also creative agency – Blinkink helped out with the music video’s production, their sister division – Blink Industries collaborated with Cartoon Network to produce the Gumball episode “The Puppets” and also the short side-series “Waiting for Gumball”.

Gorillaz’s newest album – “The Now Now” is set to be released on Friday 29th June.

#Noodle spotted at The Kentucky Derby with a friend?

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Skwigly Lightbox Interview With The Talent Behind The Gumball Episode The Puppets And Waiting For Gumball Animated Shorts

Skwigly Lightbox Interview With The Talent Behind The Gumball Episode The Puppets And Waiting For Gumball Animated Shorts

Skwigly Lightbox Interview With The Talent Behind The Gumball Episode The Puppets And Waiting For Gumball Animated Shorts

British online animation magazine – Skwigly met up with the talent behind the special The Amazing World of Gumball episode – “The Puppets” and the animated short puppet web-series “Waiting For Gumball” after their presentation with Cartoon Network at last year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Cartoon Network collaborated with London, UK based Blink Industries to produce both the special episode and web series. Blink Industries are known for producing the surreal horror comedy puppet webseries – Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, created by both Becky Solan and Joseph Pelling. Both Becky and Joseph worked on the special Gumball episode and were interviewed by Skwigly for an new episode of their Lightbox interview series.

Skwigly also interviewed Blink’s Simon Cartwight, who has worked as the director for “Waiting For Gumball”, Simon’s previous work includes the award-winning National Film & Television School short film “Manoman”. The Founder and Creative Director of Blink Industries – James Stevenson Bretton and Tom Stuart – Executive Producer at Blink Industries were also interviewed.

Also, featured in the latest episode of Lightbox are Ben Bocquelet, the creator of The Amazing World of Gumball and series director – Mic Graves, who talk about their experience collaborating with Blink Industries. Previous Gumball collaborative works with external studios include Studio 4°C (Japanese anime style fight scene in the episode “The Fury”), Simon Landrein and Passion Paris (Skateboarding scene in “The Ollie”) and the CRCR Collective (“Make The Most Of It” song scene in the episode “The Kids”).

http://www.skwigly.co.uk/lightbox-gumball-puppets/

Cartoon Network MENA (Middle East and North Africa) has uploaded five episodes from the Waiting For Gumball series onto their official YouTube channel, which can be viewed in a playlist below.

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe October 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe October 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe October 2017 Highlights: All Times CET

Ben 10: Omnitricked Special and Marathon

Airs Saturday 21st October from 9am, marathon airs for five hours, includes the brand new one-hour special – Omnitricked.

New Episodes

Ben 10

New episodes air from season two starts Monday 23rd October, airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.10pm, new episodes end Wednesday 1st November.

Mighty Magiswords

New episodes air from Monday 16th October, airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.40pm, new episodes end Monday 30th October. Also includes the Mighty Magiswords Adventure Academy animated shorts.

Clarence

New episodes from season three, airs from Monday 2nd October, airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.40pm, new episodes end Wednesday 25th October.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

New episodes from season one, airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.40pm, new episodes continue through October until Thursday 19th October.

Yo-kai Watch

New episodes from season two, new episodes air Saturdays and Sundays at 1.40pm, new episodes continue until Sunday 8th October.

Steven Universe

New episodes from season three, airs from Monday 25th September, airs Mondays to Fridays at 9pm, new episodes end Thursday 26th October.

Justice League Action

New episodes from season one, airs Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm, new episodes end Saturday 7th October.

The Very Scary Gumball Marathon

Airs Saturday 28th October from 3.30pm.

Four hour Halloween themed The Amazing World Of Gumball marathon, includes the special “The Puppets” episode and also includes eight new animated shorts entitled “Waiting For Gumball”.

Halloween On Cartoon Network

Airs on Halloween (Tuesday 31st October) from 6am.

Halloween themed programming stunt, includes Halloween episodes of Adventure Time, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Regular Show. Also includes the premiere of Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park VI.

Ben 10: Alien Of The Week

Airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.10pm, programming stunt ends Friday 20th October.

Ben 10 programming stunt dedicated to a different Omnitrix alien each week, also includes the Ben 10: Alien Worlds shorts.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Animated Shorts

Airs from Monday 25th September, Airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.10pm. New shorts end Thursday 5th October.

Nine shorts introducing Cartoon Network Studios’ latest show – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes which will premiere in November.

Movies and Specials: Cartoon Network Cinema

Airs Sundays at 4pm, repeated on Saturdays at 9am.

1st October: Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
8th October: Teen Titans: Titans East
15th October: Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
22nd October: Ben 10: Omnitricked
28th October: Over the Garden Wall

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