A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland one thousand years earlier.

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Series cast summary:
Keith David ...  Goliath / ... 61 episodes, 1994-1996
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ...  Elisa Maza / ... 59 episodes, 1994-1996
Jeff Bennett ...  Brooklyn / ... 46 episodes, 1994-1996
Frank Welker ...  Bronx / ... 44 episodes, 1994-1996
Edward Asner ...  Hudson / ... 39 episodes, 1994-1996
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Broadway / ... 38 episodes, 1994-1996
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ...  Lexington / ... 38 episodes, 1994-1996
Jonathan Frakes ...  David Xanatos / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
Brigitte Bako ...  Angela 28 episodes, 1995-1996
Marina Sirtis ...  Demona / ... 28 episodes, 1994-1996
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gárgulas See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The show was originally pitched as a comedy series. The basic premise remained the same: approximately one-thousand years ago, Gargoyles were not merely stone statues, but real flesh-and-blood creatures. But, unlike the noble protectors of the final shows, these Gargoyles were mischievous troublemakers who frequently drove the local humans nuts. This development went through several versions before being scrapped, in favor of the now darker, more serious tone of the show. 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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Gargoyles is an amazing series!
15 April 2004 | by mthakoreSee all my reviews

I started out a nine-year old watching this show. I am now eighteen years old and I still love it. This show had a lot of things that cartoons today don't have. I mean morals, great animation, great story ( most important of all), and great characters. What more could you want? Every one of the characters embodied someone you could look up to. This is especially true for Goliath. He always stuck with what was best for everybody. Even when the whole clan was destroyed, he searched out the enemy to save those that were kidnapped. That is the true measure by which humanity should be measured, doing the right thing. I kind of feel sorry for kids today because cartoons today stink for the most part. I only hope the live action movie is as good as the show was. I can't wait!

A solid 10/10


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