Disney Will Release Gravity Falls: The Complete Series on DVD, Blu-ray July 24

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Gravity Falls:
The Complete Series

Beloved Disney Series Available
as a Complete Series Box Set on
Blu-ray and DVD for the First Time
July 24th, 2018 from Shout! Factory

This summer, pack your bags and get ready to join Dipper and Mabel on their adventures in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls! On July 24th, 2018, Shout! Factory will release Gravity Falls: The Complete Series, featuring all 40 episodes of Disney’s hit Emmy Award-winning series, available for the first time in a Complete Series box set.

Created by Alex Hirsch, Gravity Falls airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD. The series stars Hirsch, Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, The Last Man on Earth) and Linda Cardellini (Bloodline, Freaks and Geeks), along with a plethora of celebrity guest stars, including Mark Hamill, J.K Simmons, Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Peretti, and Nathan Fillion. Adored by critics and fans alike, Gravity Falls has developed a passionate fan base for its quirky yet endearing portrayal of the wonder and magic of childhood adventures.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD, The Complete Series will be available in two editions. The Collector’s Edition will be a seven-disc box set that includes an entire disc of bonus features, including brand-new bonus content created specifically for this release. There will also be a six-disc retail edition that includes all 40 episodes of the series, but does not include the bonus feature disc. Bonus features are in-progress, and will be announced at a future date. Fans of the series can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Inspired by Hirsch’s real-life adventures with his twin sister, Gravity Falls follows twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines on an adventure of a lifetime when they spend the summer with their great uncle, Grunkle Stan, in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

But there may be more to Gravity Falls than meets the eye, as Dipper and Mabel encounter strange occurrences and weird creatures. When Dipper stumbles upon a mysterious book, he discovers it is the answer to uncovering the town’s mysterious happenings. Soon, Dipper and Mabel realize they must rely on each other to navigate this unfamiliar place. Meanwhile, Grunkle Stan guards a secret of his own-one that just might hold the key to unlocking the deeper mystery that is Gravity Falls.

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Star vs. The Forces of Evil Is Powerful and Progressive

What can we expect from a show that features a female lead from another dimension with powers, characters with strong personalities and constant development, and also the inclusion of characters with different backgrounds? Well this show just may have been the powerful gold ticket to bring Disney back to the A-game. A for animated that is. Not to mention a truly entertaining plot and characters that you just can’t help becoming attached to. Star vs The Forces of Evil is just as powerful as the main character herself.

As it may have been too obvious to point out at the time, I do feel like both Disney networks (Disney Channel and Disney XD) have went through a dry-spell period regarding cartoons. Most new cartoons that did premiere were often given the cancelled treatment far too soon. A majority of acquired programming were quickly pulled from Disney XD in 2017. I was worried for the future of the channel. Let’s not forget that Disney XD was the replacement for “Toon Disney” back in the day. Toon Disney was a place for the cartoons of Disney to have a center stage. I didn’t expect the new channel to live up to the expectations of those who watched Toon Disney, but I did not want to see animated series being abandoned or looked as an afterthought. But in the past three years or so, I saw a positive shift in the network towards creating more original animated series, and I feel that it truly started with Star vs. The Forces of Evil.

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Premiering in 2015 and created by Daron Leah Nefcy, Star vs The Forces of Evil began with a Star Butterfly, a princess from another dimension who found herself in a major whoopsie when she accidentally sets fire to her family’s castle. Star is sent to Earth by her parents to complete her magic training as a foreign exchange student. She then meets Marco Diaz, who becomes a guidance in her life and a sort of voice of reason. Marco is always protective over Star, and vice versa. It kind of pushes the predictions that the two may end up together in the series one day. For now, Marco will just have to deal with Star’s current boyfriend Tom Lucitor, a demon prince from the underworld with anger issues he tries to control. Princess Star possess powers strong enough to fight off, well, evil of course. She always finds herself fighting off her number one enemy Ludo and his army, though sometimes she is willing to cooperate with him. Star is always accompanied by her Mewni best friend Pony Head, who’s so possessive of their friendship she often treats Marco poorly in the process.

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After Star vs. The Forces of Evil’s premiere it became Disney XD’s #1 animated series ever with 1.2 million viewers. The series has average-to-high ratings and quite positive reviews for it, as it should. As a series, Star vs. The Forces of Evil is powerful and gives off a strong message. It features characters of different ethnicities, personalities, and even sexualities. Early 2017, the show featured Disney’s first ever same-sex kiss(es) on any series, during the 39th episode “Just Friends” in the second season.

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It was very brave and awesome of the creator to provide representation for young people a part of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s also worth mentioning that the creator Daron Leah Nefcy is the second woman ever to create an animated Disney series. The progressive content of this series didn’t stop there of course.

 

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More recently in November 2017, Star vs. The Forces of Evil premiered an episode that featured Marco in disguise as a princess. Later when he is outed as a boy, that didn’t stop other princesses from continuing to defend him.

“That doesn’t prove anything! Princesses can be hairy!”

“Why does it matter if he’s a boy?”

“He can be a princess if he wants to”

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BRAVO! Score 1000 for Disney and the SVTFOE team. This series is doing a brilliant job of representation and being groundbreaking. It was renewed for a fourth season in 2017 so we will get to see more of Star, Marco, Tom & the others hopefully very soon.

Release Date & Theme Song Revealed for Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer

Look out for the science loving seventh grader Billy Dilley as he goes on a adventure with his lab partners Zeke & Martha. Whatever plans they had for their Summer vacation were for sure cancelled when they get stuck in a bizarre “underworld” beneath earth’s surface. If they want to get back to their normal lives on earth they must repair Billy’s giant drilling machine known as “The Cheeserator.” Award-winning creator Aaron Springer is also known for his past work as the writer for The SpongeBob Squarepants movie and director of the Mickey Mouse Shorts. Tom Kenny will be voicing Zeke and internet celebrity Catie Wayne aka “Boxxy” will be voicing Martha. Vincent Waller, who is best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy and SpongeBob Squarepants, will also be one of the show’s writers. The series is set to premiere on June 3, 2017 on Disney XD!

Here’s the Full Cast of the Big Hero 6 TV Series Coming to Disney XD

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Based on the 2014 film Big Hero 6 distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the characters will be back on Disney XD in 2017 – and so will the cast behind them! The series will follow-up with the events that last happened in the film and is created by the same creators of Kim Possible, Mark McCorkle & Bob Schooley! It’s going to be exciting to see their work come alive again with this series. Here is the confirmed returning cast so far:

  • Ryan Potter as Hiro
  • Jamie Chung as GoGo (confirmed in March 2016)
  • Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon
  • Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass
  • Scott Adsit as Baymax
  • Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei
  • David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff
  • Stan Lee as Fred’s Dad

I’m happy to see that most of the main cast are back together as well as some new faces too. It was also reported that Khary Payton replaced Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi and Brooks Whelan replaced T.J. Miller as Fred.

Here’s A Look At Disney XD’s Upcoming Animated Shows (PICS)

It was announced that Disney XD has two new original animated shows in it’s future. Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, coming in 2017, centers a two characters Zak and Marsha whose Summer break will never be the same when they  find themselves in an unfamiliar territory. And just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore insane, they get stuck with a “weird” and “bizarre” classmate… Billy Dilley! Billy-Dilly-2016(Left to right: Marsha, Billy Dilley, Zak)

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy! Country Club, coming in 2018, centers around Cricket Green, a boy and his family who are moving to the big city. Cricket’s high energy & shenanigans are about to cause him & his family to embark on many wild and crazy adventures in situations in their new hometown.

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