Here’s 25 facts about Gravity Falls that will surprise even longtime fans of the series. Gravity Falls is a short-lived animated series that first debuted on Disney Channel back in 2012. Created by Alex Hirsch, the show follows Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel on their summer adventures after having to stay with their great-uncle Stan at Gravity Falls. The twins help their uncle run his shop The Mystery Shack, but quickly learn that unknown forces and creatures are aplenty in the small town.
After the first season of Gravity Falls, the show was renewed for a second season but moved to Disney XD to air. Hirsch announced that the new season would already be the last, in an effort to give the series and these characters a proper conclusion. The story of Gravity Falls has continued in the years following the finale in 2016 with a graphic novel and shorts, but so far there are no talks of a larger revival happening.
This is disappointing for fans who found Gravity Falls when it was originally on the air, as well as for those who only discovered it after the ending. Whether you are a longtime fan or a new one, the adventures of Dipper and Mabel are easy to enjoy. But, in the latest Screen Rant video, we explore some of the more surprising facts about the show. These 25 pieces of trivia can be found in the video featured at the top of this post, but let’s discuss a few of them below.
In just 40 episodes, Gravity Falls managed to tell a complete story based around Dipper and Mabel’s summer adventure, and Hirsch’s plan for the series can be seen early on. He managed to introduce characters like the time traveler Blendin Blandin or Agent Powers and Agent Trigger in the background of episodes long before they received proper introductions. This plan can also be seen with all of the teases of the triangular dream demon Bill Cipher, who didn’t truly appear until the end of season 1, but his triangle form was hidden throughout earlier episodes. The character became such a fan-favorite that Hirsch even hid a real life version of the Cipher statue in Oregon, and many fans have already managed to find it.
These details are only scratching the surface of what Gravity Falls contains, and we can only hope that Dipper and Mabel will return for more adventures in the future. Hirsch has left this possibility open, but it is unclear if or when that could happen. The series is currently streaming on Hulu, and it is likely (but not confirmed) that Gravity Falls will be included on Disney+ when it launches in November. If the interest in the show is still high, maybe Disney+ could be how Gravity Falls can return for shorter seasons or a new limited series.
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