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Postby MekaGojira3k » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:30 pm

I don't often watch Disney stuff, but as soon as I saw a preview for Gravity Falls I knew I wanted to check it out. The style reminded me of Flapjack, and Hirsch, the creator, worked as a writer for the show. Then I actually caught a bit of it while watching my nephew, and now that I've seen a full episode I can say it's instantly a favorite.

Here's the premise: The show concerns the adventures of 12 year-old twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines, whose summer plans are ruined when their parents send them off to their Great Uncle Stan in the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. "Grunkle" Stan lives in and runs The Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which overcharges unlucky visitors for a glimpse at the world's most bizarre museum, but little do Dipper and Mabel know that there really is something very strange going on and they must rely on one another to find their way in this unfamiliar town.

It's funny, well animated, and is strangely bearable for a Disney show. Something I haven't seen in a Disney show since..um..1995?
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Postby lhb412 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:46 pm

This show is terrific. I've been saying that CN has the best animation on TV for a while now, but with Phineas and Ferb, this show, and Craig McCracken's new show coming up it seems Disney is really accumulating great cartoons.

Gravity Falls has the feel of a really smart, cult '90s kids show, doesn't it? I feel there is something a bit Pete & Pete/Eerie Indiana about it.


... now if Disney'd only do an Uncle Scrooge show or a '30s-era adventurer Mickey Mouse show! (yeah, yeah. Not gonna happen. At least Fantagraphics is putting out those comic reprints!)
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:52 pm

lhb412 wrote: I feel there is something a bit Pete & Pete/Eerie Indiana about it.


I didn't like either of those shows XD


But I'd love another Scrooge cartoon. Ducktales was amazing, even if that's not quite like the old comics (I've never read them).
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Postby lhb412 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:43 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:But I'd love another Scrooge cartoon. Ducktales was amazing, even if that's not quite like the old comics (I've never read them).


DuckTales is pretty good, but it whitewashes things a bit: Scrooge is a far saltier character in the comics

But really, the best thing about the comics is the people who make them. Carl Barks and Don Rosa are just two of the best cartoonists.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:28 pm

Just got caught up on this. I really, really, really love this show. It's nice to like something Disney has done for once.
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Postby lhb412 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:33 pm

Disney sucks when it comes to home video. Phineas and Ferb has been a phenomenal success for years and no season sets! Gravity Falls begs for a great release with commentary and such that unpack the mythology, ect.

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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:52 pm

lhb412 wrote:Disney sucks when it comes to home video. Phineas and Ferb has been a phenomenal success for years and no season sets! Gravity Falls begs for a great release with commentary and such that unpack the mythology, ect.

:?


That is a shame, but I'll still buy whatever I can, because this show is great.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:28 am

http://gfgossiperpodcast.tumblr.com/

There's a Gravity Falls podcast. I think in the latest episode Hirsch appears in character as Grunkle Stan.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:42 pm

Last two episodes of Gravity Falls were great, though the Fight Fighters episode wins out for having some great references and cool animation.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:32 pm

Tonight's episode was decent enough. I really loved the not-so-subtle homage to Spirited Away.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:50 pm

New episode tonight at 9...if anybody cares. :lol:

This is a really good show.
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Postby lhb412 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:40 pm

I'll be watching.
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Postby lhb412 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:41 pm

Boom.

Second season.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:48 pm

lhb412 wrote:Boom.

Second season.


Great! :D
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:52 pm

Just finished up the last 7 episodes. I loovvveeee this show so much. Can't wait for season 2 :D
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby XvGojira » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:37 am

So it's down to two more episodes. As from my understanding Alex Hirsch only planned for two seasons, and it does seem like the main mysteries have been solved with in reason and this ending can't be topped.

Absolutely loving this show. It's funny and totally messed up. I mean seriously, there's some stuff in here that I feel like shouldn't normally be in a kid's show let alone a DISNEY kid's show.

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And from the most recent episode...
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Not that I don't approve of such content. I'm just pleasantly surprised that it was allowed.

Also some what sad by the fact that this is all we're going to get of it. In a way I feel like the story is great as it is and understand not wanting to run this puppy into the ground. But at the same time I love watching these characters get into mishaps and what not and hope that maybe he'll come up with an idea for a third season and then some.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:23 pm

I hate to see it end, but even if I extended it, it'd just be one more season.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby lhb412 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:26 pm

Loved these last few episodes. The finale airs in January, right?

The ironic thing is that while the series has been a cult hit all along it's taken a while for it to gain the audience share to be a hit by any definition: the show's more popular now than it's ever been, so Hirsch is going out on a real high. I'm sure Disney is a bit chuffed by that, though. No doubt they'd prefer making it's run comparable to Phineas and Ferb now that the ratings are good.

Once the series ends I'd love to have a complete Blu-Ray (hell, even DVD) set so I could watch it all in one go in order and catch all those episodes I missed due to Disney's random scheduling. Disney's typically horrible on that front, but even they seem to realize the show has an older, passionate fanbase, so who knows?
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby XvGojira » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:59 pm

I've been hearing lots of speculation as to what he's going to do next. Disney would be dumb to not offer him another show. But with his friendship with Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, some are expecting him to maybe jump to Adult Swim so that the BS&P he'll deal with would be more lenient.

Regardless, I'm sure what ever he does will be watched heavily, at least at first.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby lhb412 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:00 pm

Last episode starts in, like, one minute.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:20 am

Last episode was an amazing piece of work. I love this show and it was one of the best cartoons I've seen in quite a long time.

Satisfied it even got an ending.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby XvGojira » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:57 pm

A part of me really wishes that there would be a 3rd season or more. But I understand, Alex had a story of one grand summer vacation and he told it and didn't want to stretch the story and characters thin after so many seasons.

I just hope this pops up on Blu-ray sooner rather than later.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby lhb412 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:55 am

Pretty damn satisfying finale. I was tearing up a bit at various points there near the end.
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Re: Gravity Falls

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:07 pm

In an unprecedented movie, Shout Factory has licensed Gravity Falls for a complete series DVD and Blu-Ray!

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