I was provided a copy of Gravity Falls to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions express are my own.
When I first heard of this show I was one hundred percent clueless on what the point of it was. I assumed it was akin to some of those ridiculously confusing shows that seem to be overtaking cable lately but I admit the times I am wrong and this is one of those times. My husband and I may have actually laughed more then the kids did while watching the DVD. I love when a cartoon can incorporate some adult humor while still keeping it appropriate for children’s’ ears.
In this animated comedy stars a young boy named Dipper, his twin sister Mabel and their Uncle, also known as Grunkle Stan. When Grunkle Stan asks the twins for help running his store, The Mystery Shack the teens find that not everything is as boring as they thought. In fact things are down right weird in Gravity Falls.
While Dipper struggles in getting used to his new home and town, Mabel with her upbeat optimism decides to have a quest to find true love. And then one day Dipper happens to stumble upon a mysterious book. Ever so curious he immediately opens it and starts reading only to discover that it is a key to unlocking the town's mystifying secrets. But in order to figure it all out he must keep the book and it’s contents a secret but he can’t go at it alone so he reveals the book to his sister Mabel. They both soon realize that they must rely on one each other in order to make it in their new town of Gravity Falls.
This fun adventurous show was created by Alex Hirsch (Fish Hooks, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) and stars some well known voices such as Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”, “Joan of Arcadia”, “The Event”) as Dipper Pines, Kristen Schaal (“Flight of the Conchords”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “30 Rock”) as Mabel Pines & and the creator of Gravity Falls himself, Alex Hirsch as Great Uncle Stan aka "Grunkle Stan”.
You can get your own copy of Gravity Falls in any national retailer. Approximate runtime is 155 minutes and it is rated TV-Y7. We watched this with our five, six and nine year old and I didn’t find it to be inappropriate for the younger kids.
Along with the DVD you will also receive and exclusive Mystery Book Journal #3. The DVD includes the following six episodes:
1 - “Tourist Trapped”
2 - “The Legend of the Gobblewonker”
3 - “Headhunters”
4 - “The Hand That Rocks the Mabel”
5 - “The Inconveniencing”
6 - “Dipper vs. Manliness”