Gargoyles (90s cartoon)

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Gargoyles (90s cartoon)

Post by Colin Hicks on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:20 pm

I've just...acquired...the full run of this Disney Saturday-morning series, and it's quite a masterwork, for what it is. The animation is great, the voice cast (including half the ST:TNG regulars) are all good, and there's a surprising amount of moral ambiguity for what is, at the end of the day, a kid's show. And don't get me started on the long-term plotting - the scale of it that creator Greg Weisman (now working on the equally well-written Spectacular Spider-Man, folks) must have worked out beforehand is incredible.

A real gem, thoroughly recommended. Just a shame the sequel series, The Goliath Chronicles, was so appalling but Wiesman himself has declared it NOT CANON 0/10!, so we're good.


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Re: Gargoyles (90s cartoon)

Post by Kate on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:21 pm

Yes! I loved this... awesome 10/10

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Post by Colin Hicks on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:34 pm

And, I forgot to mention, a cracking soundtrack - I've got the theme music going round and round in my head right now...

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Post by Zoltar on Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:13 pm

Colin Hicks wrote:A real gem, thoroughly recommended. Just a shame the sequel series, The Goliath Chronicles, was so appalling but Wiesman himself has declared it NOT CANON 0/10!, so we're good.
I think he may have kept the first episode of it, but the rest is happily binned yep.

Gargoyles was a fantastic series, plenty of great stories and interesting mythology. They still play it on cable so I have a chance to see it now and then.

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Re: Gargoyles (90s cartoon)

Post by Colin Hicks on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:20 am

Well, either the first episode of TGC, or the first two issues of the comic series, take your pick Smile.

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Re: Gargoyles (90s cartoon)

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:59 pm

It was, indeed, a great series. I suppose you're aware by now that a live-action film in well into preproduction over at Disney.

Now that, I could happily live without.
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Post by Zoltar on Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:52 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:It was, indeed, a great series. I suppose you're aware by now that a live-action film in well into preproduction over at Disney.

Now that, I could happily live without.
Really? Hadn't heard that. Hrmm, I wonder if Weisman will be involved?

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:21 pm

Zoltar wrote:Really? Hadn't heard that. Hrmm, I wonder if Weisman will be involved?
I'm not altogether certain that he is, at the moment. I certainly can't imagine how well they would handle the concept without his input - so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Post by Horizon Chaser on Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:02 pm

I remember this series fondly. They got the voices from Star Trek: TNG and the animation production folks from Batman: TAS to be the creative force behind it. Disney saw the success of Batman: TAS and wanted to copy it. The result was "Gargoyles". Disney's first series with a running storyline and an appeal aimed at a slightly older market segment.

I hope the live-action film is a good success like Pirates of the Carribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.
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