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Where you read it first | Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Comfort Cartoons: Secretive and supernatural 'Gravity Falls'

The detailed storytelling and funny characters of “Gravity Falls” are perfect for audience investment, and the show’s been graced with a dedicated fan base whose members have studied the episodes’ countless clues and teasers. My earliest experience as a fan of “Gravity Falls” came when watching the episode “Summerween.”











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'Tom & Jerry' falls short of the original cartoon

Why do filmmakers feel the need to take successful entertainment and spin it into something ludicrous? While the answer to this is often simply that production companies are willing to exploit the original story for profit, it proves upsetting nevertheless. Unfortunately for the classic cartoon, Tim Story’s "Tom and Jerry" falls victim to just that.