Post by crumbelivable on Aug 23, 2017 20:36:29 GMT
The "Welcome to Elmore/Gumball Machine/Elmore Song" ident for the show The Amazing World of Gumball first aired in the Fall of 2013. It is notable for its unique, retro arcade style and starring Jacob Hopkins, Gumballs main voice actor between 2014 and 2017, in his first ever role as the character. However, the original take on the ident was very different. I saw a storyboard of the original pass on Vimeo I think, but was unable to rediscover it.
The original pass of the ident begins with Gumball and Darwin at home, on their couch discussing songs or their town, Elmore or challenges or something. Anyways, Darwin somehow provokes Gumball into singing a song about Elmore and it's inhabitants, much like the song in the ident. However the original lyrics are very different from the finished product, and the whole ident seems to have been originally intended to be animated in a style similar to the show normally is. There is also a closing scene where gumball returns home, asks Darwin how he liked the song, to which he responds "I dunno, I didn't really hear it. But the first line was pretty good."