“Dream-Casting The Live-Action Gargoyles Movie That Does Not Exist”


At The Toast, Mallory Ortberg creates her dream cast for a rebooted Gargoyles series. “Look, I’m not here to explain the appeal of a decades-old children’s series about living architectural flourishes to you. Either you saw it, and you understand the unique blend of Shakespeare, European folklore, the pain of centuries of isolation and the ultimate problem of mortality, redemption arcs, and pretty solid action scenes that made Gargoyles stand out during an already-rich era for cartoon-based storytelling, or you think I’m trafficking in reflexive nostalgia[.]”


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