Gargoyles (1994–1996)

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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

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Series cast summary:
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 Goliath / ... (61 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Elisa Maza / ... (60 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Brooklyn / ... (46 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Bronx / ... (44 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Hudson / ... (39 episodes, 1994-1996)
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ...
 Lexington / ... (38 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Broadway / ... (38 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 David Xanatos / ... (34 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Demona / ... (29 episodes, 1994-1996)
Brigitte Bako ...
 Angela (28 episodes, 1995-1996)
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In the Dark Ages, there was a race of heroic warrior monsters known as Gargoyles. These creatures existed as stone in the day, but become flesh and blood at night. One Scottish clan made an alliance with humans to help protect a castle by night if the humans would protect their stone forms by day. The uneasy alliance was shattered when human prejudice provoked a betrayal that allowed the castle to be sacked and most of the resident clan destroyed, leaving only six adult survivors and a rookery of unhatched eggs. A further misunderstanding during the clan's retaliation on the invaders and rescue of their hostages left the clan frozen in stone by a magic spell that would only be broken when the "castle rises above the clouds." For a thousand years, the castle laid abandoned and the clan condemned by this curse. In 1994, a wealthy multibillionare named David Xanatos bought the castle and transported the whole structure to Manhattan where he placed it on top of the Eyrie building which he... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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One thousand years ago superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles.


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A bi-monthly comic series from Slave Labour Comics continued the story from directly after the last episode, Gargoyles: Hunter's Moon: Part 3 (1996), ignoring Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996). The comic series ran 8 issues, and had one spin-off: "Bad Guys". Issues 9-12 of the comic are contained in the second volume trade paper back. There are three trade paperbacks: "Gargoyles: Clan Building Vol. 1 and Vol. 2" as well as "Gargoyles: Bad Guys", totaling some 18 issues. The controversial "Goliath Chronicles" season aired on Disney's One Saturday Morning format on ABC. Except for the pilot of the series, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles: The Journey (1996), these episodes were produced without the involvement of series creator Greg Weisman, and are largely not considered canonical by fans as well as Weisman, who has only seen each episode once and refuses to view them again. See more »

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Goliath: One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness, it was a world of fear, it was the age of Gargoyles. Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken and we live again! We are defenders of the night, we are Gargoyles!
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BEST animated series ever (?)
22 April 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Really, has there been anyone better? I need to see that! It's almost unreal that Disney produced a series like this; mythology, technology, action, drama, strong characters, great voice acting, shakespeare refereces, breathtaking environment and a TIGHT story with no flaws or holes- all links together. Unfortunately the series has never aired in Sweden, at least not yet, so the audience here (both young and old :) has not experienced it... I'm glad I did and in english.

Gargoyles is without questioning the best cartoon series aired. It's sad they were taken off the air, but of course, a long lasting series isn't as good in the long run...


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