Saturday, 12 October 2013

DVD Review - Disney's Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales

Gravity Falls
Voice Cast: Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, Alex Hirsch, Linda Cardellini
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Retail: $19.99
Running Time: 129 minutes
Rating: TV-Y7


Being released this Tuesday, October 15, 2013, is the hit-animated Disney's series Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales DVD featuring six mysterious episodes that the entire family can enjoy.

The series is about twelve-year-old twins, Dipper & Mable Pines, being shipped off to spend the summer with their Great Uncle ("Grunkie") Stan, who happens to run a tourist trap called the "Mystery Shack" - where the twins discover a strange journal about all the weird things that go about in Gravity Falls.

The episodes on this single-disc are:

  • Tourist Trapped - In the series premiere, Dipper & Mable arrive at the remote town of Gravity Falls to live with their Great Uncle Stan. Mable easily gets a boyfriend, but Dipper thinks he might be a zombie!

  • The Legend of the Gobblewonker - Dipper, Mable and Soos (Mystery Shack's handyman) go on a boating expedition to find a sea creature.

  • Headhunters - The wax figures at the Mystery Shack are alive and they want to get rid of Great Uncle Stan.

  • The Hand That Rocks The Mable - All the tourists are going to Gravity Falls' newest attraction - a psychic kid named Lil' Gideon, who happens to be obsessed with Mable.

  • The Inconveniencing - Dipper tries to impress Wendy Corduroy (the part-time employee at the Mystery Shack) by hanging out with Wendy and her friends at a haunted store.

  • Dipper vs. Manliness - To prove that he is a man, Dipper ventures deep into the forest to proof his manhood.

Gravity Falls is one of those series that I had planned on watching, but never got around to, until I reviewed the DVD earlier this week and I regret never watching it before now. The first six episodes are on this single-disc release, so if you are a new viewer (like me), you'll know how the twins arrived at the Mystery Shack. The series reminds me of Disney's Phineas and Ferb with a blend of The Simpsons thrown into the mix. The character Mable looks and acts like Sue Heck from ABC's The Middle, but with funnier lines. All the characters are oddballs, but they seem to work well together, thanks to an excellent voice-cast. Overall, Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales has six hilariously haunting episodes that will be great to watch around Halloween!

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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