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October 21, 2013

Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales DVD Review

*I received a free DVD for review purpose. I did not receive any other form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

Disney Channel’s Popular Animated TV Series Gravity Falls
 Arrives on Disney DVD October 15th

Over 2 Hours of Hilarious Adventures, Irreverent Humor and Unforgettable Characters
Plus Free Exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3
 
Synopsis:                         In this animated adventure comedy riddled with mystery, twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel are sent to spend their summer vacation with their great uncle. Upon arrival, their great uncle, also known as Grunkle Stan, enlists the siblings' help in running The Mystery Shack, a fun tourist trap he owns that overcharges unsuspecting customers. While Dipper has a hard time getting used to his new surroundings, Mabel's upbeat optimism comes in handy in her quest to find true love. When Dipper stumbles upon an elusive book, he discovers that it is the key to unlocking the town's mysterious secrets, and the brother and sister duo soon realize they must rely on one another to navigate the unfamiliar place.
 
Talent:                               Jason Ritter (TV’s “Parenthood”, “Joan of Arcadia”, “The Event”) as Dipper Pines, Kristen Schaal (TV’s “Flight of the Conchords”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “30 Rock”) as Mabel Pines & and "Gravity Falls" creator and executive producer  Alex Hirsch (“Fish Hooks") as Great Uncle Stan aka "Grunkle Stan" and Soos.
 
Creator/Director
Executive Producer:      Alex Hirsch (Fish Hooks, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)
                                                                       
Street Date:                        October 15, 2013 (Director Prebook: 8/20; Dist. Prebook: 9/3)
Packaging:                   1-Disc DVD + Exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3
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”
 
Run Time:                             Approx. 155-minutes
Rated:                                     TV-Y7
Aspect ratio:                        1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Sound:                                    2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles:      English, French & Spanish

Our Review:
I must admit that DD did not love Gravity Falls at first. It took her a couple of episodes to warm up to it. After watching the first episode on TV, she thought it was strange and she could not decide if she liked it or not. However, a couple more episodes later, she decided it was a fun show to watch; now, whenever it is on TV, she would watch it. Then, she would tell us the plot of the episode during meal time. I think one of the many reasons why the show won her over is the silly sense of humor. I have caught her laughing hysterically while watching it.  Because DD doesn't get to watch TV whenever she wants, it is great to have the Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales DVD on hand. whenever she has spare time, she could watch Gravity Falls. The show is different from other kids' show DD normally watches. Gravity Falls is interesting, entertaining and fun for kids to watch.

To buy the DVD we received to review, please visit Amazon.com.  

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