Disney XD to Re-Dub Louis C.K.’s ‘Gravity Falls’ Role

Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls

The damnatio memoriae of comedian Louis C.K. continues, following his public admission to sexual misconduct spurred by a New York Times reveal of five accusers. Having already lost his TBS toon, repercussions are rippling along in the animation biz with the news that his character on Disney XD’s popular Gravity Falls will be re-dubbed, according to Hollywood Reporter.

“The role was rerecorded approximately one month ago and new versions of three episodes are now on the Disney XD schedule around the world,” a Disney Channel spokesperson told EW. “Series creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch is now credited as playing the character.”

The character, “The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity,” first appears in the season two episode “Weirdmageddon: Part 1.” Composed of a disembodied, ginger-haired, stubbly man’s head with a giant arm growing out of the crown, the creature mostly crawls around and tries to convince people to climb into his mouth. THSOAM gets sucked back into the Nightmare Realm in “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls.”

(Hmm…wonder what about C.K. made him seem like a good fit for a repulsive beast that tries to coerce people into doing things they don’t want to do…)

C.K.’s other animation roles include Max in The Secret Life of Pets (Universal-Illumination dropped him from the sequel, out June 7, 2019), the estranged dad in Brendon Small and Loren Bouchard’s Home Movies, and himself in several episodes of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls

  • Tann

    I detest the man, but this is absurd. Disney has a heck of a lot of content far more objectionable than the few lines uttered by a horrifying grabby monster in an evil and chaotic distortion of the normal world. (Frankly, it sounds like dream casting to me.)

  • Tigercat919

    I wonder if Alex Hirsch wanted this to happen or if Disney said they should do this. Either way, I can’t say that I am a fan of this move. I mean, the thing is already out there, it’s not like what happened with All the Money in the World where you can replace an actor before a movie actually comes out.

    It is good that the guy’s career has fallen to rock bottom though; he is a monster creep and I don’t think any woman would ever want to work with him again.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djrDdvV7p-A&list=PL1X6Mnias5LwDfOMx3ywvIhIP0g5YBMWZ&index=2 Children’s Tv Funny

    I saw this video

    So funny :)

  • Glyn Millett

    again there all accusations and hes still innocent until proven guilty and I personally feel the women are lying