Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney Channel and Disney XD from June 15, 2012, to February 15, 2016.[4][5][6]

Created by Alex Hirsch, the series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines (voiced by Jason Ritter) and his twin sister Mabel (voiced by Kristen Schaal) who are sent to spend the summer with their great-uncle (or "Grunkle") Stan (voiced by Hirsch) in Gravity Falls, Oregon, a mysterious town full of paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. The kids help Stan run "The Mystery Shack", the tourist trap which he owns, while also investigating the local mysteries.

In 2015, Hirsch announced that the series would finish with its second season, stating that he chose to do it for the show to end with "a real conclusion for the characters". He later stated that he remains open to continuing the series with additional episodes or specials.[7] The show culminated with a one-hour finale, "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls", airing on February 15, 2016.[8][9]

In February 2018, on the second anniversary of the final episode of the show, Hirsch used a cipher to announce Gravity Falls: Lost Legends,[10] a continuation of the Gravity Falls story in a new graphic novel that was later released on July 24, 2018.[11]

Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls logo
Genre
Created byAlex Hirsch[3]
Creative director(s)Michael Rianda (season 1)
Voices of
Composer(s)Brad Breeck
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Alex Hirsch
Producer(s)Rob Renzetti (supervising)
Running time20–24 minutes
Production company(s)Disney Television Animation
Release
Original network
Picture format720p/1080i HDTV and 1080p (digital distribution)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJune 15, 2012 –
February 15, 2016
External links
Website
Production website

Plot summary

For their summer vacation, 12-year-old Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel are dropped off from their home in Piedmont, California, to the fictitious town of Gravity Falls, Roadkill County, Oregon to spend the summer with their Great Uncle Stan Pines (often shortened to Grunkle Stan), who runs a tourist trap called the "Mystery Shack". Things are not what they seem in this small town, and with the help of a mysterious journal that Dipper finds in the forest, they begin unraveling the local mysteries. With appearances from Wendy Corduroy, Mystery Shack cashier; Soos Ramirez, a friend of Dipper and Mabel and handyman to Grunkle Stan; plus an assortment of other characters, Dipper and Mabel always have an intriguing day to look forward to.[12]

Characters

Main

  • Dipper Pines (voiced by Jason Ritter)[12] – The 12-year-old[13] twin brother of Mabel Pines.
  • Mabel Pines (voiced by Kristen Schaal)[12] – The 12-year-old[13] twin sister of Dipper Pines who wears various sweaters.
  • Grunkle Stan (voiced by Alex Hirsch)[12] – The greedy, grumpy, yet loving great-uncle of Dipper and Mabel Pines.
  • Soos Ramirez (voiced by Hirsch)[12] – The 22-year-old[14] handyman at the Mystery Shack who mostly says "dude(s)" whenever he begins or ends a sentence.
  • Wendy Corduroy (voiced by Linda Cardellini)[12] – A 15-year-old[15] part-time employee at the Mystery Shack, on whom Dipper has a crush.

Recurring

  • Stanford Pines, also known as The Author, Ford and Grunkle Ford (voiced by J. K. Simmons)[16][17] – Grunkle Stan's six-fingered long-lost twin brother. He is introduced in the eleventh episode of season 2, having briefly appeared in a silent capacity in previous episodes.
  • Waddles (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker; Neil deGrasse Tyson as guest) – Mabel's pet pig.
  • Candy Chiu and Grenda (voiced by Niki Yang and Carl Faruolo, respectively) – Mabel's best friends.
  • Fiddleford Hadron "Old Man" McGucket (voiced by Hirsch) – A one-time genius inventor turned crazed hillbilly and former friend of Stanford's.
  • Bill Cipher (voiced by Hirsch) – A powerful dream demon from another plane of existence that can influence or control citizens of Gravity Falls through a trans-dimensional mindscape.
  • "Li'l" Gideon Gleeful (voiced by Thurop Van Orman) – A young con artist and rival of Grunkle Stan.
  • Toby Determined (voiced by Gregg Turkington) – Homely proprietor of and sole editor for the Gravity Falls' Gossiper.
  • The Northwests (voiced by Jackie Buscarino [Pacifica], Chris Parnell and later Nathan Fillion [Preston], and Kari Wahlgren [Priscilla]) – The most popular and wealthy family in Gravity Falls. The family consists of Preston, his wife Priscilla, and their daughter Pacifica.
  • Robert "Robbie" Stacy Valentino (voiced by T.J. Miller) – A local teenage Emo boy and Dipper's primary rival for Wendy's affections.
  • Tambry, (voiced by Jessica DiCicco), Leon Thompson (voiced by Michael Rianda), Nate (voiced by Scott Menville in season 1 and by Hirsch in season 2), and Lee (voiced by Rianda) – Wendy's four friends.
  • Manly Dan (voiced by John DiMaggio) – A lumberjack and Wendy's father.
  • Lazy Susan (voiced by Jennifer Coolidge) – The owner of Greasy's Diner who always has one eye closed, and is Stan's crush.
  • Tyler Cutebiker (voiced by Will Forte) – A childlike, effeminate biker and a "Local Enthusiasm Enthusiast". After the death of the ancient Mayor Befufftlefumpter (voiced by Hirsch), he is elected mayor of the town.
  • Shandra Jimenez (voiced by Wahlgren) – The reporter of Gravity Falls.
  • Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson and Keith Ferguson) – The two police officers of Gravity Falls.
  • Bud Gleeful (voiced by Stephen Root) – Stan's rival, Gideon's father, and a car dealer.
  • Abuelita (voiced by Matt Chapman) – Soos's grandmother, who lives with Soos.
  • Gnomes (voiced by Hirsch) – Living garden gnomes that wanted Mabel to be their queen.
  • Gompers (voiced by Frank Welker) – A goat who lives on the Mystery Shacks's property.
  • Blendin Blenjamin Blandin (voiced by Justin Roiland) – a worker at the Time Anomaly Correction Unit who has frequent encounters with Dipper and Mabel.
  • Agent Powers and Agent Trigger (voiced by Nick Offerman and Brad Abrell) – Two government agents that investigated Stan's portal and the town itself.
  • Ghost-Eyes (voiced by Richardson) – An inmate at the Gravity Falls Prison who is friends with Gideon.
  • Xyler and Craz (voiced by John Roberts and Greg Cipes) – The two main characters of Mabel's favorite movie, "Dream Boy High", who often appear in her daydreams.
  • Time Baby (voiced by Dave Wittenberg) – A time giant and the last of his kind, Time Baby serves as leader of the Time Anomaly Correction Unit until he is vaporized by Bill Cipher. According to a cryptogram, it will take Time Baby 1,000 years to re-assemble his molecules, and when he returns, he will be very cranky.

Development

Concept

Prior to working on the series, series creator Alex Hirsch's primary inspiration growing up was the popular animated sitcom The Simpsons, where he observed that "animation could be funnier than live-action. That animation didn't have to just be for kids. That it could be satirical and observational and grounded in a sense of character interaction". Hirsch graduated from the California Institute of the Arts, and was hired to work as writer and storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, where he was paired up with Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time. Afterwards, he moved on to co-develop the Disney Channel animated series Fish Hooks; shortly before he pitched (and was subsequently green-lit) Gravity Falls.[18]

Hirsch says he was at the California Institute of the Arts when he turned down DreamWorks Animation executive Jeffrey Katzenberg out of a desire to work for Disney.[19] He first coined the concept for the show in an 11-minute low-budget student film which he made at the Institute.[20] Hirsch was called in to do a pitch for Disney Channel for a show based on the short pilot.[20] Disney Channel bought the idea and started airing the series in the summer of 2012. The series was inspired by Hirsch's own childhood experiences with his twin sister during their summer vacations, while Stan was based on his own grandfather of the same name.[21]

Production

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Gravity Falls's main production offices are located at Disney Television Animation in Glendale, California.

Hirsch explained in an interview with The A.V. Club during production of season 1, that a typical episode is conceived in a room reserved for writers, where a simple synopsis is presented, and from then on dramatic structure is defined, and the plot is modified to include a character-driven subplot, which Hirsch expresses as "the hardest thing ... to find a character story that actually uncovers, explores, or pushes tension—on something our characters care about—that is properly explored via the magic or monster or impossibility of the week."[18]

B- and A-stories are created, and are given to a writer to produce an outline, which is then subsequently checked-off by Hirsch for feedback. The writer produces a draft from these edits, where more notes may be given. Hirsch states that he and creative director Mike Rianda may personally create a draft for themselves before a final script is produced, in which the dialogue from the draft received from the writer is majorly revised; Hirsch states that the revising process "is not a discredit to our writers—it's just we have a very particular vision. In particular, I usually rewrite almost all of Dipper's dialogue and most of Mabel's dialogue, just because I have them in my head. Me and Mike will stay up for about 24 hours prior to the delivery of every script. We'll take the weekend, we'll work all night, we'll drink Red Bull, we'll sleep on the couch in shifts like maniacs, we'll slap each other in the face."[18]

A script is delivered, which then gets translated into a storyboard, where feedback is received from Hirsch to the board artists if a certain element, such as a gag, doesn't work. Afterwards, a pitch for the episode is given to the network, where they do a read-through, and then the episode is either checked out by the network, or retooled in the small amount of time allocated before an animation studio must receive something to work with.[18] The series is animated by Rough Draft Korea, Digital eMation and Yearim Productions.

Initial broadcast

The first twelve episodes of Gravity Falls aired in a regular weekly slot on Disney Channel starting in mid-2012, but subsequent episodes were broadcast without similar regularity; it took until August 2013 to broadcast the remaining eight episodes of the first season. The second season began airing a year later in August 2014, transitioning over to Disney XD, but again without any regularity to when new episodes would be first broadcast. The first nine episodes aired from August to November 2014, the following two in February and March 2015, the next eight from July to November 2015, and the finale aired in February 2016. According to Disney XD, as each episode took about six months of work to complete, they opted against stockpiling episodes to show weekly but instead take advantage of the serial nature of the show, broadcasting each episode as it was completed and making an event out of it.[22] On April 2, 2018, reruns of the show started airing on Disney Channel, although reruns of the show still air on Disney XD.[23]

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
120June 15, 2012[a]August 2, 2013Disney Channel
220August 1, 2014[b]February 15, 2016Disney XD

Broadcast

Disney Channel

The series began airing on Disney Channel Canada on September 1, 2015, following Corus Entertainment's acquisition of Disney Channel rights in Canada. In Canada the show began airing on Disney XD starting on December 1, 2015, following the launch of Disney XD. The show started broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 20, 2012, as a preview and officially premiered on September 7, 2012.[24] In Australia and New Zealand it previewed on August 17, 2012, and premiered on September 24, 2012.[25] It also premiered in Southeast Asia on October 27, 2012.[26] In India it premiered on September 16, 2013.[27] In the Middle East region, the series was previewed on October 19, 2012, and premiered on November 10, 2012.

Other

The series preview debuted in Canada on June 15, 2012, and premiered on July 6, 2012, on Family Channel, until January 2016 when it moved to the local Disney XD channel following Corus Entertainment's acquisition of Disney Channel rights in Canada from Family's owner DHX Media.[28] In Australia, the show airs on Disney XD and 7mate[29] while in Chile, the show was broadcast on Canal 13 on November 24, 2013, under its programming block CuBox. In the Philippines, the show was shown on TV5 beginning on May 4, 2014, while in Brazil, the show also began airing on Rede Globo on May 10, 2014.[30] In Indonesia, the show premiered on RCTI on August 17, 2014.[31]

Home media

Gravity Falls home video releases
Season Episodes Years active Release dates
Region 1/A
1 20 2012–13 Volume 1: Six Strange Tales (episodes 1–6): October 15, 2013
Volume 2: Even Stranger (episodes 7–14): August 26, 2014
The Complete Series – Collector's Edition: July 24, 2018
2 20 2014–16 The Complete Series – Collector's Edition: July 24, 2018

On March 27, 2018, Shout! Factory announced that they would release the complete series as a box set on July 24, 2018, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The box set is available in a "Collector's Edition" which includes an exclusive bonus features disc. The complete series has only been released in the United States and Canada.[32]

Reception

Critical reception

Brian Lowry of Variety stated: "The show has a breezy quality that should play to kids, and tickle some twinges of nostalgia among their parents."[33] Los Angeles Times Robert Lloyd referred to the program as "...gently twisted, with some Disneyfied action and heart-warming folded in".[34] In his review, David Hinckley of New York Daily News called Gravity Falls "quirky and endearing", and offered praise for the character of Mabel Pines.[35] Matt Blum, writing for Wired, favorably compared the show to Cartoon Network's Regular Show and Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb, hailing Gravity Falls as "clever, strange, and somewhat poignant".[36] Erik Kain of Forbes called Gravity Falls "the best thing on TV at the moment".[37] Kayla Cobb of Decider called Gravity Falls "one of the most structurally smart shows ever created".[38] Both seasons of Gravity Falls hold a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[39][40] The website's critical consensus for season one reads: "Gravity Falls' warm humor and bright performances elevate this children's cartoon to a show for all ages."[39]

Ratings

A special preview of the series following the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine was watched by 3.4 million viewers.[41] The series garnered high views on its fifth episode, which aired on July 13, 2012, and attracted 3.6 million viewers. On March 15, 2013, the episode "The Deep End" was watched by 4.5 million viewers after the premiere of Wizards of Waverly Place's The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, becoming the highest-rated episode of the series.

Later moving on to Disney XD, the episode "A Tale of Two Stans" became the highest-rated telecast ever on Disney XD, with 1.91 million viewers.[42] The series finale "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls" beat that record, being watched by 2.47 million viewers in the United States.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2012 40th Annie Awards Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[43] Ian Worrel Nominated
Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[44] Kristen Schaal Won
Behind the Voice Actor Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Kristen Schaal as "Mabel Pines" Won
Linda Cardellini as "Wendy" Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical Jennifer Coolidge as "Lazy Susan" Nominated
2013 2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show[45] Gravity Falls Nominated
41st Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience[46] Gravity Falls Nominated
Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[46] John Aoshima Nominated
Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[46] Alonso Ramos-Ramirez Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television: Animation[47] Gravity Falls Nominated
PAAFTJ Television Awards Best Animated Series Gravity Falls Nominated
Best Directing for an Animated Series John Aoshima for "Tourist Trapped" Nominated
Best Writing for an Animated Series Michael Rianda and Alex Hirsch for "The Inconveniencing" Nominated
Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series Alex Hirsch Nominated
Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series Kristen Schaal Nominated
Best Artistic/Visual Achievement in an Animated Series Phil Rynda (production design), Ian Worrel (art direction), Chris Houghton and ‘C’ Raggio IV (character design) and Mark Garcia (storyboard) for "Fight Fighters" Nominated
Best Main Title Theme Music (New Shows Only) Gravity Falls Won
Behind the Voice Actor Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Kristen Schaal as "Mabel Pines" Won
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical Linda Cardellini as "Wendy" Nominated
2014 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick[48] Waddles Nominated
66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Ian Worrel for "Dreamscaperers" Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show[49] Gravity Falls Nominated
Behind the Voice Actor Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Alex Hirsch as "Grunkle Stan" Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical Jessica DiCicco as "Tambry" Nominated
Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/Musical Peter Serafinowicz as "Blind Ivan" Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/Musical Jessica DiCicco as "Giffany" Nominated
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Gravity Falls Nominated
2015 42nd Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience[50] Gravity Falls Won
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[50] Rob Renzetti Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Luke Weber, Alonso Ramirez Ramos, Neil Graf and Steve Heneveld Nominated
5th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Animated Series[51] Gravity Falls Nominated
67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[52] Alonso Ramirez Ramos for "Not What He Seems" Won
British Academy Children's Awards International[53] Production team of Gravity Falls Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show Gravity Falls Nominated
Behind the Voice Actor Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role J.K. Simmons as "Ford Pines Won
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role Niki Yang as "Candy Chiu" Nominated
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series Gravity Falls Nominated
2016 43rd Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience "Not What He Seems" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Matt Braly for "Northwest Mansion Mystery" Won
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Ian Worrel and Jeffrey Thompson for "Xpcveaoqfoxso (Weirdmageddon)" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Alex Hirsch, Shion Takeuchi, Josh Weinstein, Jeff Rowe, and Matt Chapman for "Not What He Seems" Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Gravity Falls Nominated
Peabody Awards Children's Programming[54] Gravity Falls Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Animated Gravity Falls Nominated
2017 44th Annie Awards[55] Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Shion Takeuchi, Mark Rizzo, Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein and Alex Hirsch for "Weirdmageddon Part 3: Take Back the Falls" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Kevin Locarro, Andrew Sorcini, Nancy Frazen and Tony Mizgalski for "Weirdmageddon Part 3: Take Back the Falls" Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show Gravity Falls Nominated

Notes

  1. ^ The first episode of season 1 premiered as a series preview. The series made its official premiere on Disney Channel on June 29, 2012.
  2. ^ The first episode of season 2 premiered on Disney Channel. The second season officially began on August 4, 2014 on Disney XD, the new network for the series.

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External links

Alex Hirsch

Alexander Robert Hirsch (born June 18, 1985) is an American writer, animator, and voice actor. He is the creator of the Disney Channel series Gravity Falls, for which he provided the voices of Grunkle Stan, Soos, and Bill Cipher, among others. He also earned BAFTA and Annie Awards for the series. In 2016, Hirsch co-authored Gravity Falls: Journal 3 which appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for nearly a year.

Dipper Pines

Mason "Dipper" Pines is a fictional character and one of the main characters of the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls. The character is voiced by Jason Ritter, and designed by and loosely based on the childhood of series creator Alex Hirsch. The character first appeared on the unreleased, unnamed pilot created by Hirsch with which he pitched the show; he later appeared in the first episode "Tourist Trapped". Dipper, along with his twin sister Mabel Pines, stars in every episode of the show. Dipper is the star of the Gravity Falls series of shorts titled "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained" and also appears in the shorts "Fixin' it with Soos" and "Mabel's Guide to Life".

Dreamscaperers

"Dreamscaperers" is the nineteenth episode of the first season in the animated series Gravity Falls. The episode is the first of the two-part season finale, the second being "Gideon Rises". It was first broadcast on July 12, 2013, on the Disney Channel. It was written by series creator Alex Hirsch, alongside Matt Chapman and Tim McKeon, and directed by Joe Pitt and John Aoshima. It marks the first appearance of Bill Cipher.

The series follows twins Dipper and Mabel, who live with their grand uncle, Grunkle Stan in a tourist trap called the Mystery Shack in the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. In this episode, Stan's nemesis Gideon (Thurop Van Orman) tries burglary into the Mystery Shack to steal the deed of the property from the safe. However, he is stopped by Grunkle Stan and thrown out. Gideon then summons a demon called Bill Cipher (Hirsch) to help him. Gideon asks Bill to invade Stan's mind and steal the combination to the safe, which is vincindoria. Dipper Pines (Jason Ritter) with his sister Mabel (Kristen Schaal) and friend Soos also go into Stan's mind to stop Bill from finding out the combination.

This episode was watched by 2.7 million viewers on its premiere broadcast on the Disney Channel, and received generally positive reviews from television critics.

Get Animated!

Animation Cram Session is a program block on the Disney Channel in the United States, consisting of Saturday morning cartoons. Disney Channel Saturday Mornings debuted June 18, 2011, as "Toonin' Saturdays", and was rebranded as "Disney Channel Saturday Mornings" in 2012. The block aired shows like Fish Hooks, Phineas and Ferb, Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, Have a Laugh! and Gravity Falls. It occasionally shows new episodes of cartoons on Saturday mornings.

The adoption of a block on Disney Channel coincided with the end of the ABC Kids block, which had aired an outdated loop of Disney Channel original series repeats for several years. ABC and Disney Channel are both owned by The Walt Disney Company; beginning in September 2011, ABC outsourced its educational programming responsibilities to Litton Entertainment, which produces the Weekend Adventure, a block that contains no animated programming.

As of 2014, the block is no longer airing in this timeslot. It does not currently air any animated series; it now airs reruns of live-action series after the Disney Junior block on weekdays, Wander Over Yonder, Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb were transferred from that block to Disney XD on Disney Channel Friday Night animation block, while Fish Hooks was moved to the regular Disney XD schedule.

The block returned in 2017 as "Get Animated" and features reruns of original series from across Disney's platforms: Elena of Avalor from Disney Junior, Gravity Falls from Disney Channel, Star vs. the Forces of Evil from Disney XD, and acquired series The ZhuZhus. Two and a half months later, The ZhuZhus and Gravity Falls were moved out for another Disney XD program, Milo Murphy's Law and another Disney Channel Program, Tangled: The Series.

Unlike ABC Kids and its predecessors, which were required to comply with E/I restrictions, DC Saturday Mornings (being aired on a cable channel) was not subject to those restrictions.

In May 2017, Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Milo Murphy's Law got moved out, marking the return of The ZhuZhus and a new series named Pat the Dog.

In 2018, all of Disney XD's original animated content moved their premieres to the block, marking the returns of Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Milo Murphy's Law, as well as the arrival of DuckTales (2017), Big Hero 6: The Series, and Big City Greens.

The block returned in 2018 as “Animation Cram Session” and replaced the Disney Junior weekend morning block as a result of the block beginning to be aired at an earlier time.

Gravity Falls (season 1)

The first season of the American animated television series Gravity Falls consisted of 20 episodes on the Disney Channel, and aired from June 15, 2012 to August 2, 2013.

Gravity Falls (season 2)

The second and final season of the American animated television series Gravity Falls began on August 1, 2014 on Disney Channel and on August 4, 2014 on Disney XD, and ended on February 15, 2016.

Grunkle Stan

Stanley "Stan" Pines, also known as "Grunkle Stan", is one of the main characters of the Disney animated series Gravity Falls, created and voiced by series creator Alex Hirsch. In an interview, Hirsch claims that Grunkle Stan is loosely based on his grandfather, also named Stan.Stan is an older man, and the great-uncle (or "grunkle") of the show's main two protagonists, Dipper and Mabel; the show takes place as they stay at his house/tourist trap during the summertime. He is the owner of the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap presenting creatures and objects of supposedly supernatural origin. He often wears a black suit with a red fez, white shirt and red bolo tie, along with a cane topped by a billiard 8-ball, although at home he generally wears slippers, blue and green-striped boxer shorts, a white sleeveless shirt and a gold necklace.At the beginning of the show, Stan, known to all as Stanford Pines, is portrayed as a relatively simple character, whose shady past is mostly used as a joke regarding his many past crimes. However as the series goes on, he is gradually revealed to hold deeper secrets; in "Not What He Seems", it is revealed that for the past thirty years, Stan had secretly been trying to bring his twin brother and the house's actual owner, the real Stanford Pines, into their world, and that he is in truth named Stanley.The character made an appearance in the 2018 graphic novel, Gravity Falls Lost Legends: 4 All-New Adventures.

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter (born February 17, 1980) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles as Kevin Girardi in the television series Joan of Arcadia, Ethan Haas in The Class, Sean Walker in the NBC series The Event, and as the voice of Dipper Pines in Gravity Falls. He also played the recurring role of Mark Cyr in the NBC television series Parenthood, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. In 2017, he starred in the TV comedy series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

Justin Roiland

Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980) is an American voice actor, animator, writer, producer, director and game developer. He is best known as the co-creator of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, of which he voices the show's titular characters. He is also known for voicing the Earl of Lemongrab on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Blendin Blandin on Gravity Falls. He is the founder of the animation studio Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions! and the video game studio Squanch Games.

Linda Cardellini

Linda Edna Cardellini (born June 25, 1975) is an American actress. In television, she is known for her leading roles in the teen drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), the medical drama ER (2003–09), the drama thriller Bloodline (2015–17), and the dark tragicomedy Dead to Me (2019–present). She also guest starred in the period drama Mad Men (2013–15), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination. Cardellini's voice work includes the animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–13), Regular Show (2012–15), Gravity Falls (2012–16), and Sanjay and Craig (2013–16).

In film, Cardellini is known for her portrayal of Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo (2002) and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and for her supporting roles in Brokeback Mountain (2005), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Green Book (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). She has also starred in the drama Return (2011), earning an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead nomination, the comedies Daddy's Home (2015) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017), and the horror film The Curse of La Llorona (2019).

List of Gravity Falls characters

The Disney Channel television series Gravity Falls made by Alex Hirsch features an extensive cast of characters. All of the characters listed have appeared in the 1st and 2nd seasons.

List of Gravity Falls episodes

Gravity Falls is an American animated series created by Alex Hirsch for Disney Channel, and now for Disney XD. The series revolves around the various antics of two fraternal twins, Dipper (voiced by Jason Ritter) and Mabel Pines (voiced by Kristen Schaal), who were handed over to their Great Uncle (or "Grunkle") Stan (voiced by Alex Hirsch), who runs a tourist trap called The Mystery Shack, in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. They soon realize that the mysterious town holds plenty of secrets. When Dipper finds an old journal in the forest, their everyday lifestyle changes with odd things and creatures they encounter.On March 12, 2013, the show was renewed for a second season. However, Disney did not officially confirm the second season until July 29, 2013. That was just four days before the season one finale, "Gideon Rises", aired. The second season premiered on August 1, 2014 on Disney Channel, and on August 4, 2014 on Disney XD.

On November 20, 2015, Alex Hirsch stated that the second season of the show would be the last, and would conclude with the final part of the three-part finale entitled "Weirdmageddon". The episode aired on February 15, 2016.During the course of the series, 40 episodes of Gravity Falls aired over two seasons.

Mabel Pines

Mabel Pines is one of the lead characters of the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls. The character is voiced by Kristen Schaal, and designed by the series creator, Alex Hirsch. She is inspired by Hirsch's own twin sister, Ariel Hirsch. Mabel first appeared on the unreleased, unnamed pilot created by Hirsch which he used to pitch the show; she then appeared on the first episode "Tourist Trapped". Mabel, with her twin brother Dipper Pines, stars in every episode of the show (but does not speak in Weirdmageddon Part 1 while Dipper does). Mabel also has two series of shorts dedicated to her: "Mabel's Guide to Life" and "Mabel's Scrapbook".

Mabel is an energetic 12-year-old girl who is sent with her brother to spend her summer vacation in her great-uncle's tourist trap called the "Mystery Shack". She helps her brother Dipper as he endeavors to uncover the secrets of the fictional town of Gravity Falls and to find an explanation for the strange situations he experiences. They are helped by the handyman that works there, Soos, Wendy, Dipper's crush and the twins best friend/co-worker, and other characters throughout the series. The situations that they encounter include dealing with various supernatural or legendary creatures, like gnomes, cryptids, demons, aliens, minotaurs and the ever nefarious Bill Cipher.

The adventures of Mabel and her brother are inspired by the childhood of series creator Alex Hirsch and his own twin sister. As a character, Mabel has been well-received. She appears in various Gravity Falls merchandise, such as on clothing and in video games.

Not What He Seems

"Not What He Seems" is the eleventh episode of the second season of the American animated television series Gravity Falls, created by Alex Hirsch. The episode was written by Shion Takeuchi, Josh Weinstein, Jeff Rowe, Matt Chapman, and Hirsch, and directed by Stephen Sandoval. The series follows twelve-year-old twins Dipper (voiced by Jason Ritter) and Mabel Pines (voiced by Kristen Schaal), who stay for the summer with their great uncle Grunkle Stan (voiced by Hirsch) in a tourist trap called the Mystery Shack, set within the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. In this episode, Dipper and Mabel begin to question who Stan really is after officers arrest him for stealing chemical waste. The episode, which breaks the show's status quo by introducing Stan's long-lost twin brother, ends with a cliffhanger to the second half of the season.

"Not What He Seems" was first broadcast on March 9, 2015 on Disney XD, and was watched by 1.58 million households in the United States. It was the biggest broadcast ever for Gravity Falls during its run on Disney XD until the following episode, "A Tale of Two Stans", beat that record four months later.

Rob Renzetti

Robert John Renzetti (born September 12, 1967) is an American animator and director. Renzetti created My Life as a Teenage Robot and the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series Mina and the Count for Nickelodeon, directing Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack for Cartoon Network and serving as the story editor for the first two seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He was also the supervising producer on the Disney Channel animated television series Gravity Falls and is currently an executive producer on Big City Greens.

Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series

The following is a list of Teen Choice Award winners and nominees for Choice Animated Series. Family Guy receives the most wins with 6.

Tourist Trapped

"Tourist Trapped" is the first episode of the animated television series Gravity Falls. The episode was directed by John Aoshima and written by series creator Alex Hirsch. The episode premiered on Disney Channel on June 15, 2012, airing immediately after the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine.In "Tourist Trapped", young twins Dipper (voiced by Jason Ritter) and Mabel Pines (Kristen Schaal), have recently arrived in Gravity Falls, Oregon, to stay with their great uncle Stan (Hirsch)'s tourist trap, the Mystery Shack. Mabel soon starts dating a boy named Norman (also Hirsch), but when Dipper discovers a hidden journal documenting the paranormal side of the town, he begins to believe that his sister might be dating a zombie.

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