Earlier this year we reported that series creator Alex Hirsch has decided to end the ongoing saga of “Gravity Falls,” the popular animated series airing on Disney XD. The network has finally released the final air-date for the goodbye-episode, which will take place in February.
The Emmy Award-winning animated adventure-comedy series followed twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines as they spend a summer with their great uncle, Grunkle Stan. The show got its name from the mysterious town that Uncle Stan lived in, located in Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Upon their arrival, Grunkle Stan enlists the siblings’ help in running The Mystery Shack, a fun 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.
The show will air the final episode on February 15, 2016. The show was created and executive-produced by Alex Hirsch (“Fish Hooks,” “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack”), and was a part of Disney Television Animation. Set in the Pacific Northwest woods, the 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.
The show stars the voice talents of Jason Ritter (“Parenthood,” “The Event”) as Dipper Pines, Kristen Schaal (“The Muppets,” “The Flight of the Conchords”) as Mabel Pines, Alex Hirsch as Grunkle Stan and Soos and Linda Cardellini (“ER,” “Freaks and Geeks”) as Wendy.
It was Alex’s desciosion to end the popular series. The creator issued a statement earlier this year telling fans, “This is 100% my choice, and its [sic] something I decided on a very long time ago.” Hirsch went on to say, “I always designed Gravity Falls to be a finite series about one epic summer — a series with a beginning, middle, and end.”