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Gravity Falls Wiki
This page is for Gravity Falls (TV series), the TV series. For other uses, see Gravity Falls (disambiguation).

Gravity Falls is an American animated television series created by Alex Hirsch, and produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney Channel and Disney XD. The first episode aired as a sneak preview on June 15, 2012 and the series officially started on June 29, 2012. Later, on March 12, 2013, the show was renewed for a second season at the annual Disney upfront. The series was officially renewed for a second season on July 29, 2013, just four days before the season 1 finale, "Gideon Rises," even premiered. The series premiered new episodes on Disney XD as of spring 2014, along with Wander Over Yonder.[2] However, starting on season 2, new episodes aired on Disney Channel as part of the channel's "Disney XD on Disney Channel" block. Despite this, "Scary-oke" and "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" premiered originally on Disney Channel.

During a Reddit AMA in August 2013, Alex Hirsch confirmed that he originally expected the show to be three seasons long (one season for every month of the summer).[3] Although, Hirsch thought that may be too many and instead considered it to be only two seasons and a possible movie.[4] On November 20, 2015, Hirsch officially announced that the second season is the final season of the series and that there are no plans to create a following season.[5] The series consisted of 40 episodes.[5]


Main article: Episode guide

Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer with their Grunkle Stan in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, in the Disney Channel animated comedy "Gravity Falls." Upon their arrival, Dipper and Mabel's huckster great uncle enlists the siblings' help in running the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap he owns that overcharges unsuspecting customers. Although Dipper and Mabel quickly discover the Mystery Shack itself is a hoax, they sense there is something strange about their new town and together they begin to unlock the secrets of Gravity Falls.

Thrust into their new summer home, the fish-out-of-water twins try to adapt to their weird surroundings, especially Grunkle Stan, whose insatiable appetite for money drives him to spin every opportunity into a financial advantage. While Dipper grumbles about the prospect of the same boring routine of working at Grunkle Stan's hokey shop, Mabel seizes the chance to seek out an epic summer romance.

However, summer becomes much more interesting for the siblings after Dipper inadvertently uncovers a cryptic journal that offers insight into the strange and wondrous mysteries of Gravity Falls. Before long, Dipper begins noticing the town's idiosyncrasies, and with the book in tow and his enthusiastic desire to vanquish evil, he sets out to investigate the town's secrets. Trapped together in the small isolated town, the twins quickly realize they need each other to battle the imminent mysteries lurking in Gravity Falls. Meanwhile, when he isn't busy trying to make a quick buck from his unsuspecting customers, Grunkle Stan guards his own secret that might hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of Gravity Falls.

Voice cast

The main characters of Gravity Falls.
(L-R) Soos, Dipper, Grunkle Stan, Mabel and Wendy.

Main cast

Recurring cast

Ford is another main character that debuts in "Not What He Seems"

Guest stars

Promotional art.

Staff and credits

Storyboard artists

Storyboarder First episode Last episode Episodes
Alonso Ramirez Ramos "Tourist Trapped" "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality" 16
Ben Holm "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future" "Weirdmageddon Part 1" 2
Chris Houghton "Society of the Blind Eye" "Blendin's Game" 2
Chris Sonnenburg "Irrational Treasure" "Carpet Diem" 4
Dana Terrace "Not What He Seems" "Weirdmageddon Part 1" 5
David Gemmill "Bottomless Pit!" "Dreamscaperers" 4
Emmy Cicierega "Soos and the Real Girl" "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality" 7
Erik Fountain "Tourist Trapped" "Into the Bunker" 11
Joe Pitt "Into the Bunker" "Into the Bunker" 1
John Aoshima "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" 1
Josue Cervantes "Gideon Rises" "Gideon Rises" 1
Luke Brookshier "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" 1
Luke Weber "Scary-oke" "Weirdmageddon Part 1" 8
Mark Garcia "Tourist Trapped" "Fight Fighters" 7
Matt Braly "Tourist Trapped" "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality" 9
Matt Danner "Land Before Swine" "Land Before Swine" 1
Neil Graf "Summerween" "Into the Bunker" 3
Niki Yang "Tourist Trapped" "Carpet Diem" 6
Patrick Harpin "Carpet Diem" "Carpet Diem" 1
Sabrina Cotugno "Soos and the Real Girl" "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality" 10
Steve Heneveld "Scary-oke" "Scary-oke" 1
Sunil Hall "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" "Society of the Blind Eye" 2
Tyler Chen "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" "Dipper vs. Manliness" 4
Vaughn Tada "Boyz Crazy" "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality" 10
Stephen Sandoval "A Tale of Two Stans" "Weirdmageddon Part 1" 2
Miguel Puga "The Last Mabelcorn" 1


The real-life Dipper and Mabel Pines. Alex Hirsch has stated that the main characters of Gravity Falls are based on himself and his twin sister, Ariel.

The series, created, directed and executive-produced by 2007 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate Alex Hirsch (Fish Hooks, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack), is a production of Disney Television Animation. Set in the Pacific Northwest woods, the animated series features supernatural elements of adventure and mystery, inspired by the real-life summer trips shared by Hirsch and his twin sister while visiting relatives as kids.

"Mabel is going to be one of the breakout characters of the show. I really owe it to my sister and her many quirks. When we were growing up, my sister was obsessed with the boy band ’N Sync. She even broke her toe jumping up and down during one of their concerts. So, we did a show about a boy band, and of course, I had to get Lance Bass to do the voice of the singer. I had my sister fly down to meet him. She also always wanted to have a pet pig when we were kids, so I gave Mabel a pet pig on the show and she can live vicariously through her. She owes me big!"

The town of Gravity Falls was inspired by various towns and national parks Alex Hirsch in which has spent time, particularly Boring, Oregon. As Hirsch has commented, "We passed a sign for Boring, Oregon. We never went there, but I was positively enchanted with the idea that there was a town called Boring, Gravity Falls is partially from what I imagine Boring might be like. Or maybe the opposite of Boring, Oregon, would be Gravity Falls."[6]


The first Gravity Falls merchandise of any kind came out in 2012 with a series of T-shirts from welovefine with designs submitted for a contest. Hot Topic and other manufactures would release their own Gravity Falls apparel over the years.

In August 2013, Subway sold a series of promotional bags for the show with stickers and face gems. A total of 6 were made.

During the 2014 New York Toys Fair, Jazwares revealed that they were getting ready to release an entire line of Gravity Falls toys beginning in Fall 2014. Including: plush toys, figures, a radio controlled Mystery Cart, and a Mystery Book Investigation Kit Book. Also revealed at the fair were Halloween costumes by the manufacturer, Disguise.[7][8]

A set of books were released on July 22 and October 7, 2014. A Cinestory series was released over the course of several years till 2019 (the publishing firm behind it went bankrupt but the Latin American series continues). A real life adaption of Journal 3 was released on July 26, 2016 with a Special Edition in 2017. A Choose your own adventure book was released alongside it in 2016 and a graphic novel with new stories came out in 2018.

On June 10, 2014 at the E3 2014 press conference, it was confirmed that a Gravity Falls-themed power discs will launch with Disney Infinity 2.0 at launch.[9]

In 2014, Disney theme parks, select Disney stores, and the online Disney store began selling various Gravity Falls Vinylmation figurines. They are 1.5", 3", and 9" vinyl collectibles. The figures are all shaped with the body of Mickey Mouse, but have different themed markings, colors, and patterns.

On February 17, 2017 at Toy Fair in New York, a new line of Gravity Falls Funko Pops were announced.[10] A Waddles Funko Pop would eventually be released in 2019 as a Hot Topic Exclusive.

In 2017, Domez released a series of Gravity Falls figurines, followed by a 2nd series in 2018. Domez also released a special box set version of series 1 figures for the 2017 SDCC. They have since been discontinued. [11][12][13][14]

At the 2018 New York Toy Fair, a new line of Gravity Falls plushes were revealed. These included plushes of Dipper, Mabel, Stan, Ford, Soos, Wendy, Waddles, the barfing gnome, and Bill. [15] [16][17] A mini plush series was also planned.[18]These plushes were scrapped by the manufacturer before they were even released. [19]

Italian company Panini released a series of stickers for the Chilean, Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian markets. They are for sale in these countries and worldwide online. So far, no English releases are planned or released.

Russian toy manufacturer Prosto Toys announced a series of figurines in 2020, which were released in late November 2021.

Gravity Falls also had 3 DVD releases. One in 2013 with the first 6 episodes and another in 2014 with the next 8. A full box set including new content, commentaries and deleted scenes was released in 2018.

A Vinyl Soundtrack for the show is planned for May 2022.

Additionally, licensed Gravity Falls merchandise is sold on a store called The Mystery Shack.[20]

References in other media

See also: List of allusions
  • Gravity Falls was referenced on MAD, an animated series from Cartoon Network. In Men in Black to the Future-Pokemon of Interest, episode 10 of the show's third season, the segment entitled Pokemon of Interest begins with one character telling another that he knows every line from every episode of Gravity Falls, adding that it is a show on Disney and that it's "pretty good...whatever." He then proceeds to explain that their mission involves interacting with a secret computer program the government uses to track its citizens. Images of individuals being tracked by the program include several Gravity Falls characters and a bulletin board containing images of Dipper, Mabel, Wendy, Stan, and Soos with the words "Gravity Falls" appearing in the background.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic issue #5, a pony named "Maybelle" appears in Rarity's nightmares, with a brown mane, pink sweater and a shooting star cutie mark. Alex Hirsch joked about suing Lauren Faust, (an old friend) on Twitter.[21]
    • Additionally, the My Little Pony trading card game features at least two cards alluding to the series:
      • The "High Magic" card of character Dance Fever includes some of the lyrics of Disco Girl with the word filly substituted for girl.
      • The "Marks in Time" expansion card "Discord, Dubious Intent", which alludes to Bill Cipher by referring to "an evil interdimensional triangle with a tophat!"
  • On AwesomenessTV, in the song "I'm Pinterested" sung by Audrey Whitby and Gracie Dzienny, Audrey is wearing a Dipper Pines hat.[22] She wears it through the whole song.
  • In an episode of the popular animated web series Eddsworld titled "Fun Dead," a girl resembling Mabel Pines appears in a few frames for a television advertisement for the fictional theme park Asdfland. In the subsequent episode, "PowerEdd," Edd flies into a child's recently cleaned bedroom, thus wrecking it. A trucker hat resembling Dipper's can be seen in the background. The animator of the episode, Kried is also subscribed to The Mystery of Gravity Falls' official YouTube channel.
  • When one of the reviewers of the comedic Animorphs review blog Cinnamon Bunzuh! review for the second Alternamorphs book wonders how Cassie dies, she inserts a screenshot from "Tourist Trapped" of Dipper twitching his eye. The other reviewer responds "I think that may be the only sane reaction."
  • During Jon Stewart's interview with Elisabeth Moss, Moss asks Stewart if he watches cartoons. Stewart, mocking embarrassed, denies, "even though they're totally interesting, and Gravity Falls has all these incredible plotlines."
    • According to Kristen Schaal (who is one of Stewart's "correspondents,") Jon Stewart has a dog named Dipper.[23]
  • Nostalgia Critic:
    • During a review of the 1987 film The Monster Squad, the Critic pulls out Journal 3 in order to defeat "the face of reality," a monster made up of overdue bills and payments.
    • For "Nostalgiaween" 2016, the intro is an homage to the Gravity Falls Main Title Theme. When played backwards, the message says "You really played this backwards? What's wrong with you?"
    • The Nostalgia Critic would also make several other minor references to the show in subsequent episodes, and would even make a top ten list of the best episodes of the show.
  • Dipper and Mabel make a cameo appearance in Comic Issue #41 of Batman Eternal. Interestingly, Mabel has six fingers on her left hand.
  • On the cover of issue #4 of Howard the Duck, the magic book in the foreground has the gold six fingered hand and Bill Cipher. It was drawn by the same artist, Joe Quinones, who inserted Dipper and Mabel in Batman Eternal. Additionally in issue #6 a man who looks like Soos is seen about to fight Howard the Duck at a gas station. He has an exclamation point on his shirt instead of a question mark.
  • Bill Cipher makes a cameo in the music video of Skrillex and Diplo's song "Where Are Ü Now" featuring Justin Bieber. He is shown as a mural on a wall (seen at 1:52).
  • In the Uncle Scrooge comic story "Shiver Me Timbers!" (printed in Uncle Scrooge issue #406), Donald Duck mentions Gravity Falls when he sees some floating rocks.
  • In one strip of the web comic "Erma," the titular character is shown riding the same bus that Dipper and Mabel took back to Piedmont.
  • In the BYUtv series American Ride, in episode seven of season eight, host Stan Ellsworth visits Redwood National Park. As he leans on a guardrail, an image of Bill Cipher done in black paint or marker is visible on the railing.
  • In Troll Face Quest TV Shows, the web game, level 17 is a reference to Gravity Falls.
  • In issue #28 of Giant Days, Blendin Blandin appears in the background of one panel.
  • In issue #4 of the Darkwing Duck comic book by Joe Books, Shmebulock has a cameo as one of the Muddlefoots' lawn decorations.
  • In part two of the Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel novel, some trick-or-treaters are described as "a boy and a girl dressed as peanut butter and jelly...rolling a red wheelbarrow full of candy." This matches Dipper and Mabel's costumes and the wheelbarrow they use in "Summerween."
  • In the finale of Adventure Time, "Come Along With Me", a sign, saying "TRUST NO ONE," can be seen between the door and a window of BMO's future residence.
    • This would make sense, since many of the cast and crew who worked on Adventure Time also worked on Gravity Falls, including Niki Yang, who voiced BMO on Adventure Time and Candy on Gravity Falls.
  • At some point, in the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty episode "Anubis Newbie", you can see pyramids resembling Bill Cipher; his resemblance has his hat missing and his bowtie replaced by a neck tie.
  • In the video "Drawn and Quartered - Worst Punishments In History of Mankind" produced by the YouTube channel, The Infographics Show, Dipper has a cameo.
  • In the video "Grave Mistake" on the YouTube Channel of animator Tim Allenby, the names of Dipper and Gideon can be seen along other cartoon characters and real-life actors on the Grim Reaper's list of people who he has to kill that day.
  • In the Wander Over Yonder episode "The Cartoon", Lord Dominator is seen watching "Mystery Kids Mysteries," a space-alien version of Gravity Falls.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • In "Starstruck", several background characters from Gravity Falls appear as tourists at the Echo Creek Mud Pits.
    • In "Trial by Squire", the gnomes make an appearance in Star and Marco's shopping cart.
  • Amphibia:
    • In "Trip to the Archives", one of Ford's journals can be seen at the town archives when the Plantars stack up random objects to help Anne to unstuck the skylight in the episode.
    • "Wax Museum" features a homage to Gravity Falls. The show’s family travels to a mysterious roadside oddities museum that looks like the Mystery Shack, run by “The Curator,” a Stan-like character who owns the “Curiosity Hut” and features a frog custodian named “Frog Soos” (based on Soos). Alex Hirsch reprised his roles as Soos and Stan. The carpet with Bill Cipher and the Gnomes can also be seen in this episode.
    • In "After the Rain", Dipper's hat is seen.
    • In the season 3 intro, a Gideon plush is seen on the bottom corner.
    • In "Thai Feud", Ned is wearing a Romance Academy 7 shirt, the game from the episode "Soos and the Real Girl".
    • In "Hop 'Til You Drop", one of the art sculptures in the mall resembles Bill Cipher
    • In "Fight at the Museum", Anne mentions that the vase might have a secret code under black light.
      • Ford Pines keychain - Dr. Jan's earring is the same design as Ford Pines' keychain.
  • The Owl House:
    • Dipper's hat makes an appearance in the series premiere, "A Lying Witch and a Warden".
    • In the episode "Yesterday's Lie", it's revealed that one of Eda's aliases during her visits to the Human Realm is "Marylin". In a DVD commentary of Gravity Falls and the publication of Journal 3, it was stated that Stan Pines was married to a woman matching Eda's description named "Marilyn Rosenstein" for less than a day before she robbed him and mysteriously disappeared.
  • In the Big City Greens episode "Present Tense," one of the supporting characters, Kiki, is looking at the arcade games, including a claw machine. Some of the plushies inside the claw machine are characters from various animated Disney shows, one which is a plush of Bill Cipher.
  • In the video game Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, characters and objects from Gravity Falls make appearances in badge icons with names such as "A Very Pine Tree", "Cuteing Star", "Mysterious Journal", "Infinity-Sided Die", "Kawaii.exe", "Waddles", "Fearamid", "Interdimensional Rift", "Gnome Rainbow", "Love Potion", "Don't Bat An Eye", "Foot Tree", and "Mysterious Mailbox". In the game, Stan Pines and the Mystery Shack are also referenced in a mission and friendship campaign of Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck.
  • In the video game Disney Sorcerer's Arena, the Infinity sided dice makes an appearance in the game as a spell card.
  • In the DuckTales series finale, a drawing of Bill can be seen among the notes in Isabella Finch's original Junior Woodchuck Guidebook. Bill makes several other appearances in the series too.
  • Bill Cipher, voiced by Alex Hirsch, appears in the 2021 episode "Bart's In Jail!" from the Fox animated series The Simpsons.

Rick and Morty

Alex Hirsch and Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland are not only friends, but have voiced characters on each other show's. They've also put in numerous easter eggs for fun in each of their works.

  • In the episode "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind", when Rick opens up several transdimensional portals to escape alternate versions of Ricks, a souvenir mug from the Mystery Shack and notepad float out of a portal. In "Society of the Blind Eye", Stan's mug and notepad are sucked into the universe portal.
  • In the episode "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez", a depiction of Bill Cipher appears on a computer monitor.
  • On the Rick and Morty Rickstaverse Instagram account, in the Galactic Federation Prison section, Bill Cipher and the hand on Journal 3 can be seen on a monitor and confiscated contraband of the previously seen mug, notepad, and pen labeled '??? next to Rick's things.
  • In celebration of Dipper and Mabel's birthday, Rick and Morty storyboard artist, Erica Hayes, drew a birthday card for the official Rick and Morty Twitter and Tumblr.[24][25]
  • In the season 3 premiere, "The Rickshank Rickdemption", among the multiverse Mortys at the Citadel or Ricks are a pair of Mortys who look like Dipper and Mabel. Alex Hirsch has since dubbed them "Mortipper" and "Mortabel."[26]
    • On July 21, 2017 Pocket Mortys' 2.2.5 update included "Girl Morty," who resembles the aforementioned Mortabel.[27]
    • This same Mortabel made a cameo appearance in the Gravity Falls comic, Gravity Falls: Lost Legends.
  • In the episode "Rest and Ricklaxation", a decaying toxic version of 8 Ball can be seen in the toxin tank.


Critical reception

Animation Magazine featured Alex Hirsch's daily life.

The series has received universal acclaim. It currently holds a 8.8 rating on,[28] and 8.9 rating from more than 7,774 users on[29] From critics, the show has received generally positive reviews.[30] 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."[31] While the Los Angeles Times Robert Lloyd referred to the program as "..gently twisted, with some Disneyfied action and heart-warming folded in".[32] 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.[33] Matt Blum, writing for Wired, favorably compared the show to Cartoon Network's animated program Regular Show and Disney Channel's animated program Phineas and Ferb, hailing Gravity Falls as "clever, strange, and somewhat poignant".[34] The eleventh episode of season two, "Not What He Seems," was featured on A.V. Club's Best Television Episodes of 2015 so far along with episodes of Game of Thrones, Community and Adventure Time as well as others.

Awards and nominations

Award Category Nominee Result Source
40th Annual Annie Awards Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production for "Tourist Trapped" Ian Worrel Nominated [35]
Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Mabel Pines Kristen Schaal Won [35][36]
2nd Annual PAAFTJ Awards Best Animated Series Gravity Falls N/A [37]
PromaxBDA 2013 Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards Marketing Presentation - Print or Specialty for Disney Channel's Gravity Falls Affiliate Mailer Disney and ESPN Media Networks Won [38]
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show Gravity Falls Nominated [39]
41st Annual Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience Gravity Falls Nominated [40]
Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for "Gideon Rises" John Aoshima Nominated [40]
Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for "Gideon Rises" Alonso Ramos-Ramirez Nominated [40]
61st Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, and ADR Animation in Television for "Gideon Rises" Gravity Falls Nominated [41]
2014 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick Waddles Nominated [42]
3rd Annual BTVA Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical for Mabel Pines Kristen Schaal Won [43]
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical for Wendy Linda Cardellini Nominated [43]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show Gravity Falls Nominated [44]
66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Ian Worrel Won
42nd Annual Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience Gravity Falls Won [45]
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Rob Renzetti Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Luke Weber, Alonso Ramirez Ramos, Neil Graf, and Steve Heneveld Nominated
4th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical for Grunkle Stan Alex Hirsch Nominated [46]
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical for Tambry Jessica DiCicco Nominated
Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/Musical for Blind Ivan Peter Serafinowicz Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/Musical for Giffany Jessica DiCicco Nominated
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Gravity Falls Nominated
BAFTA Children's Awards 2015 BAFTA Children's International in 2015 Gravity Falls production team Won [47]
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Animated Show Gravity Falls Nominated
5th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Animated Series Gravity Falls Nominated [48]
67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Alonso Ramirez Ramos for "Not What He Seems Won [49]
43rd Annual Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience Gravity Falls for "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 "Weirdmageddon Part 1" 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
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Gravity Falls Nominated
2016 Peabody Awards Children's Programming Gravity Falls Nominated [50]


  • Unlike other Disney Channel and Disney XD cartoons, such as Phineas and Ferb, Fish Hooks, Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Wander Over Yonder, Gravity Falls does not have two episodes in one 30 minute time slot, but uses the entire 30-minute time slot for one episode.
    • Additionally, rather than starting with an opening theme, Gravity Falls starts with a cold open, similar to Disney Channel's live action shows and older Disney Channel cartoons.
  • Dipper and Mabel are based on the show's creator, Alex Hirsch, and his twin sister, Ariel Hirsch.
  • The first episode was available as a free HD/SD download off the US iTunes Store for a limited time.
  • Gravity Falls is animated in Korea by Digital eMation, Inc., Rough Draft Studios Korea Co., Ltd, and Yearim Productions Co., Ltd.
  • Some of the human characters having four fingers and others having five was an aesthetic choice. In the character designing phase it was decided some characters simply looked better with five fingers over four. Michael Rianda has stated that for various reasons they should have kept it consistent, so the audience should just pretend everyone has five fingers.[51]
  • The early promotional material of Dipper's postcard home contains a few strands of Joe Pitt's real hair.[52]
  • Disney had originally planned for an eight month long hiatus in between "Summerween" and "Boss Mabel" instead of the four month long one it had.[53]
  • The backgrounds are all painted in Adobe Photoshop.[54]
  • Alex Hirsch has said that he wouldn't have made the show if he couldn't cast Kristen Schaal as Mabel.
  • A typical Gravity Falls script is 45 pages with action single-spaced, and dialogue double-spaced, which is about 15 pages per act.[55] A typical half-hour show is usually three acts.[56]
  • There was an unmade Superpowers episode.[57]
  • When the show was greenlit, Alex, Michael Rianda and Joe Pitt went on a "Toys R Us "Super Toy Run"- but for manchildren." They ended up buying Nerf Guns, Bowling Pins, and a Go-Kart for the office!

See also


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  2. Gravity Falls and Wander Over Yonder on Disney XD. YouTube (February 17, 2014).
  3. Michael Schneider (June 29, 2012). First Look: Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini on Disney Channel's Gravity Falls. TV Guide. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020.
  4. I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (August 16, 2013). “"Ideally, how many seasons would you like to do?"”
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hirsch, Alex. Goodbye Gravity Falls (Tumblr post). Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved on November 21, 2015. “...there are no plans to create another full season.”
  6. Owen, Rob (June 14, 2012). 'Gravity Falls': Inspired by Boring, Ore.? It's true. Oregon Live LLC. Archived from the original on November 14, 2020. Retrieved on April 5, 2015.
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  8. TOY FAIR: ‘Gravity Falls’ Merchandise Arriving in Fall 2014. Stitch Kingdom (February 16, 2014). Archived from the original on March 1, 2014.
  9. E3: ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Venom, Power Discs, Peripherals, Exclusives and More. Stitch Kingdom (June 10, 2014). Archived from the original on June 14, 2014.
  10. Funko (February 23, 2017). Tweet number 834855859729600512. Twitter.
  21. Hirsch, Alex. Tweet Number 31569134157944012. (broken link)
  22. I'm Pinterested with Audrey Whitby and Gracie Dzienny. YouTube. AwesomenessTV (March 10, 2013).
  23. Schaal, Kristen (April 17, 2015). I Am Kristen Schaal (The Last Man On Earth, Bob’s Burgers, Gravity Falls). AMA!.
  24. Rick (((and Morty))) (31 August 2016). Tweet Number 770995565819756544. Twitter. Retrieved on July 18, 2017. “s/o to Mabel and Dipper!”
  25. Erica Hayes (August 31, 2016). Erica Hayes' tumblr (English). tumblr. Retrieved on July 18, 2017. “Had the pleasure of drawing this for Mabel and Dipper’s birthday for Adult Swim. Happy birthday kiddos, love, all of us here at Rick and Morty!”
  26. Alex Hirsch (03 April 2017). Tweet Number 848951079349899265. Twitter. Retrieved on July 13, 2017. “Something reeeeal familiar about these Mortys #Mortipper #Mortabel”

  27. Pocket Mortys (21 July 2017). Tweet Number 888459594263035905. Twitter. Retrieved on July 23, 2017. “You should be playing Pocket Mortys today, because maybe you'll find something neat. Or maybe you won't. Idk about your finding skills.”
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  31. Lowry, Brian (June 12, 2012). Gravity Falls. Variety. Retrieved on July 8, 2012.
  32. Lloyd, Robert (June 11, 2012). Review: Bouncy, weightless fun with 'Gravity Falls'. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved on July 8, 2012.
  33. Hinckley, David (June 29, 2012). New animated Disney series 'Gravity Falls' rises to an endearing level of tween cool (broken link). New York Daily News. Retrieved on July 8, 2012.
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