Cartoon Network’s ‘The Amazing World Of Gumball’ Recruits Brian Blessed For Christmas Special

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Veteran British actor Brian Blessed is set to appear as Santa Claus in a one-off Christmas special of Cartoon Network’s award winning animated series The Amazing World of Gumball.

Created by Ben Bocquelet, The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of twelve-year-old Gumball and his family in the weird and wonderful town of Elmore. Featuring a stellar cast of characters, Gumball’s school friends include a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a cheerleading peanut, and a banana. The seris is produced by Turner’s London-based Cartoon Network Studio Europe and features the voices of Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Teresa Gallagher and Dan Russell.

The episode in which Blessed is set to appear is titled Christmas and will air on Cartoon Network on Monday December 3rd at 5:30pm. In that episode, Richard accidentally runs over a hobo dressed as Santa (Brian Blessed). Believing that the concussed hobo might actually be Santa, Richard and the kids desperately try to make him remember who he is, whilst Mum tries to stop him messing up her kitchen! Will Santa remember who he is in time for Christmas or will Christmas be cancelled this year?!

Speaking of Blessed’s involvement, executive producer Daniel Lennard said: “Blessed’s inimitable irrepressible personality and distinct voice was the perfect choice to play Santa Claus”