Today I tweeted about how strange shiz was going down at Cresta shopping centre.
It totally was. In an unexpected turn of events, shoppers at Cresta shopping centre were a bit freaked out by a series of seemingly normal events that turned out to be a little weird, upon closer inspection. Think synchronised swimmers sunbathing in the middle of the mall, plants shaking unexpectedly, dustbins moving around, runaway trollies and people bouncing around on pogos.
Don’t believe me? I found some YouTube proof here.
What was all the fuss about?
Turns out all the hullaballoo was a part of a campaign in the vein of “normal just got a little weird” and it involved a whole bunch of public stunts to get attention for the launch of the second season of The Amazing World of Gumball – that starts Wednesday 5 December at 17:25 on DStv channel 301. (Sidenote: squeeeeee! My Kid, fiancé and I all lurrrrve Gumball!)
WTF is Gumball?
If you don’t have a child (or you’re not in touch with your inner child) – I’ll tell you. The Amazing World of Gumball is a multi-award-winning animated sitcom for 6-11 year olds and cartoon fans of all ages shot using a unique combination of live action backgrounds with 2D and 3D animation.
It follows the chaotic life of the Watterson family: stay-at-home dad Richard, a giant pink rabbit; hard-working mum Nicole, who rules the roost; four-year-old genius bunny Anais; Darwin, a goldfish with legs and, at the centre of it all, 12-year-old Gumball himself, incurably optimistic, charmingly stupid, always up for staggeringly silly adventures and hopelessly in love with his schoolmate Penny, a peanut with antlers.
Some stats about Gumball
Since its debut on Cartoon Network a year ago, The Amazing World of Gumball has been honoured with a raft of awards, including two BAFTA Children’s awards, the Annecy Cristal, an Annie and the Prix Jeunesse.
The Amazing World of Gumball has also proved a spectacular digital hit. The show’s site on the Cartoon Network website has had over 50 million page views; over 2.5 million characters have been created so far on Gumball Character Creator game and the show’s Facebook Page sees more than 700,000 likes.
Want in on the Gumball action?
A sneak peak of the show and the new action-adventure game Dino Donkey Dash (played 18 million times since its on-line debut in the US this August) are now available on www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/gumball
PS: just so you know, this is a sponsored post. Yup. Having babies is expensive, yo. And I need all the monies I can get! But…just so you ALSO know I’m not a total sl*t, we do actually really L-L-LOVE Gumball in our household!