Thursday, July 15, 2010

There's also a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in...

I've mentioned before how much I love Disney's Gargoyles. However, it's not easy being a Gargoyles fan, since Disney seems to delight in tormenting us. They replay reruns of the show on their Disney XD network, which is good, but those reruns are on at 4am EST, which is bad. In 2004, to commemorate the series tenth anniversary, they started releasing DVDs, which was good, but they stopped production with the first half of Season 2, which was bad. They licensed SLG to make comics, which was good, but the comics are currently on hiatus because Disney decided to raise their licensing fees, which is bad. In fact, Disney's actions seem less like corporate management of a popular intellectual property than acts of outright villainy, designed to forment anguish in the hearts of the fans.
That dapper looking fellow in the purple suit is the Disney Executive in charge of handling the Gargoyles IP.

However, I felt a twinge of joy when I heard that Disney was going to be making a LIVE-ACTION GARGOYLES FEATURE FILM!!!

However, my hopes were quickly dashed when I learned that the film will "have zero ties to the popular 1990's Disney cartoon."

In fact, with Disney's spotty track record over the past decade, this live action Farcegoyles will probably wind up being a PG-rated action comedy, possibly starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Seriously, Rock, you used to be cool, what with your talk of "poontang pie" and "candy-asses"... What the heck happenend?!?

It could be worse; they could make a movie utilizing the Gargoyles mythos without the input of series co-creator and Garg Grand Poobah Greg Weisman. After all, that's what they did with the third season, known as Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles, which, with the exception of approximately three episodes, was awful.

Still, it's more of the typical Disney bait and switch for Gargoyles fans. When Disney announces a Gargoyles films, it is naturally going to evoke certain expectations. Those expectations include a level of sheer awesomeness that this film cannot possibly live up to.

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