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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Greg Weisman
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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 / ... 43 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 / ... 27 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 during 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 (Jonathan Frakes) bought the castle and transported the whole structure to Manhattan, where he placed it on top of the ... 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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Many characters on the show were voiced by actors and actresses who were regular cast members of the various "Star Trek" series. These include: Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Nichelle Nichols, Avery Brooks, Colm Meaney, Michael Dorn, Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Paul Winfield, and David Warner. The producers considered asking Frakes and Sirtis to personally appeal to Sir Patrick Stewart to perform a voice for scale, but decided it was an unfair request. See more »

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Technically, the stone characters in this series are not gargoyles. Gargoyles are the ones that shoot water from their mouths. The ones that are simply stone figures are called grotesques. See more »

Quotes

Brooklyn: Hudson?
Hudson: Aye, its my name. And what would you make of it?
Broadway: It's a fine name
Lexington: Hudson, I like it.
Brooklyn: We should choose names too. Names that suit our lives here.
Goliath: Oh? And what might they be
Brooklyn: [scratches head to think] Brooklyn. I'm Brooklyn.
Broadway: Broadway.
Lexington: Lexington, do you like it?
Goliath: [him and Hudson look at each other smiling] they're all fine names
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Alternate Versions

On October 28, 2002, Toon Disney aired the episode "Deadly Force," They zoomed in on Elisa's face instead of showing the blood by her body. See more »

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BEST animated series ever (?)
22 April 2003 | by thrixSee 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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Country:

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English

Release Date:

24 October 1994 (USA) 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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