Adventures in Cartoonland – Gravity Falls
Cartoons are awesome. There, I said it, I said what we’re all thinking! Cartoons are freaking awesome, especially the cartoons these days. With such sweet, bodacious shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and The Amazing World of Gumball, it’s no wonder I can’t peel myself away from the TV long enough to eat a proper meal. Gravity Fall is no exception. Brought to you by the mega kids corporation Disney, Gravity Falls is an exciting first step for the company into bigger and better cartoons for your short-term attention span. Centered around a set of twins who live in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, the show pits them against monsters, ghosts, and first crushes. It’s kind of like Scooby-Doo, except the monsters are real and instead of a talking dog, the kids have an adorable pig named Waddles. Anyone who knows me knows that you put a pig in a show and I’m gonna watch that show.
Like I said, Gravity Falls is centered around a pair of twins, named Dipper “I wish my name was Tyrone” and Mable Pines. They live a pretty good, normal life at home when suddenly, their parents send them of to Gravity Falls, Oregon to spend the summer with Great Uncle Stan, a bespectacled, fez-wearing man who owns a tourist trap known as The Mystery Shack. One day, while bouncing around the town, Dipper finds a book with an ominous number 3 embossed on the cover and strange and mysterious things begin to follow in its wake. This is where the series kicks in to a fun and scary trip into the depth of Gravity Falls, where at any time of the day, the duo could find themselves fighting ghouls, traveling in time, or solving the history mysteries of the town itself. Always funny and fresh, Gravity Falls is a great watch for kids and adults alike.
Gravity Falls was created by the awesome Alex Hirsch, who is a former writer for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, the best cartoon on sea-faring and breakfast treats ever made. Gravity Falls not only features excellent, classic animation instead of that computer animate crap, but also boasts some great voice actors which include Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers) and Dee Bradely Baker (too many to list) along with some famous guest stars like Larry King, John Oliver, and Coolio. Even I’m surprised that Coolio is still around. Anyway, the show is still in first season, but it has proven itself to be one of the most promising cartoons on television. I haven’t seen all the episodes, but the ones I have seen are brilliant. Fantastically paced and great character development, Gravity Falls is on the ball when it comes to solid storytelling and spooky chills. I highly recommend that you check this show out.