Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman took to Twitter to launch a social media campaign for Disney to launch a new Gargoyles series.
Weisman wrote on Twitter, “We [can] Live Again! #KeepBingingGargoyles on #DisneyPlus!!”
He added, “This is exactly how the #YoungJustice fandom brought YJ back. It can happen to #Gargoyles too!”
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) November 12, 2019
Gargoyles is included on Disney’s new Disney+ streaming platform that just went live earlier today. And fans have taken to Twitter to note they have already been binging the show.
Can confirm! Disney+ contains the uncut and uncensored Gargoyles! Not the Toon Disney/Disney XD edits.
The show hasn’t aired in this format since the mid nineties, and was only available this way on DVD.#KeepBingingGargoyles
— Greg Bishansky (@GregXB) November 12, 2019
If y’all have DisneyPlus Then I highly recommend the show show Gargoyles. It’s an underrated masterpiece that was waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of its time. It’s one of my favorite cartoons of my childhood, please give this show a watch if you haven’t seen it yet!! #Gargoyles #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/HGwwQMV7R3
— Chris DeRose | Looking for Work! (@ScratchyDerose) November 12, 2019
— Allen Ortega (@kenjisalk) November 12, 2019
— Leedy in Red (@RunnerStretch) November 12, 2019
Listen at first I thought, “Yes, my kids are gonna love this,” but the second I logged in and saw, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles and the X-Men animated series, I forgot all about them. This is for me!!! @disneyplus #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/mIGTK7BYA0
— 👑Kim V. Poetry👑 (@Kym4ever30) November 12, 2019
— 💀 Seid 💀 (@DeadEndReyes) November 12, 2019
— Kayla Hernandez (@Kayla69666) November 12, 2019
— Nestor F. Estrada (@nfec84) November 12, 2019
Gargoyles originally aired from October 24, 1994 to 1996. The first two seasons aired in the Disney Afternoon programming block. The story would live on in comic book form published by Slave Labor Graphics between 2006 and 2009. The series was written by Weisman as a direct sequel to the first and second seasons. David Hedgecock provided the pencils with Will Terrell on colors.
In the backmatter of the first issue, Weisman noted that the idea of this comic series was actually in part thanks to Disney.
“A few of us (myself, Marty Lund and original series’ character designer and current cover artist Greg Guler) even banded together to form our own little company – CreatureComics.com – to try to convince Disney to give us another chance to bring you original stories set in the Universe of Gargoyles. And thankfully, Disney responded. They teamed us up with the great, good folks at SLG Publishing, and together we’ve brought you the book you now hold in your hands.”
He also specifically described the comic series as a direct sequel to the second season:
“And most importantly, this new Gargoyles comic book series: the first original canon stories in a decade.Issues #1-2 pick up right where “Hunter’s Moon” left off and are a great jumping on point, whether you’ve never heard of Gargoyles before or simply need a little refresher. Starting with issue #3, we launch into an exciting new arc that I’m hoping will leave you breathless and begging for more.”
The series lasted 12 issues before Slave Labor Graphics’ license expired on August 31, 2008.
A third season titled The Goliath Chronicles would air on ABC’s Saturday mornings from 1996 to 1997. Back in 2004, Weisman noted he doesn’t believe The Goliath Chronicles to be canon.
“I don’t consider it canon. How I’d account for it would depend on the nature of a new pick-up. But my current inclination is to ignore it and answer any questions on the internet. (But I’m not committed to that approach.)”
In 2000, he revealed that his problem with The Goliath Chronicles is that “the staff of Chronicles took springboards I came up with and then went WAY south with them. If I don’t ignore those stories, it prevents me from doing the stories I had planned on doing. If that sets us up for comparison with more sophisticated fans who have seen both, I can live with that.”
Marvel Comics also published an 11 issue Gargoyles series in 1995 that referenced the events of the series, but did not follow the continuity of the series. However, Weisman did consult on plot points.
There is precedent for Disney to approve continuations of animated series. With the announcement of Disney+, they also announced that Dave Filoni and his Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series team would get a 7th season.
Would you be interested in seeing a continuation of the Gargoyles animated series? What about a new Gargoyles series?