Stone by Day, DVDs and 3am Reruns by Night

To state the obvious: this is a blog about Gargoyles.  If the title doesn’t spark your memory, perhaps the heartstopping theme song will.  Or even if you do remember it, listen to it anyway, because goodness gracious, that music is insane.

In any case, Gargoyles was a syndicated Disney show from the early-to-mid-90’s, and a first for Disney as a dark, serialized action melodrama.  It never quite latched onto mainstream popularity enough to be a cultural phenomenon, probably in part for being outshined by the likes of Batman: The Animated Series.  But it’s nevertheless kept a strong fanbase throughout the years, and while people talk about Batman being the epitome of action animation in the 90’s (not saying it wasn’t, but it wasn’t the only one) Gargoyles is definitely its own breed in terms of its scope, ensemble cast, and overall structure.  Because of that, it’s worth being analyzed, because holy crap there’s a lot we can talk about in this show.  And to this day, I’d argue there isn’t much of anything else like it.

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