Gargoyles is an American animated television series created by Greg Weisman and aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. The series features a clan of nocturnal creatures known as Gargoyles that turn to stone during the day. The show focuses on a particular clan led by a gargoyle named Goliath. This clan lived in medieval Scotland where they helped protect a castle. One day they were cursed by a wizard to remain in their stone form until their castle “rose above the clouds.” In the present day, billionaire David Xanatos purchases the Gargoyle’s castle and has it reconstructed atop his New York skyscraper. The castle having thus “risen above the clouds”, the six gargoyles of the clan awake. In trying to adjust to their new world they are aided by a sympathetic NYPD officer, Elisa Maza, and quickly come into conflict with Xanatos. In addition to dealing with the gargoyles’ attempts to adjust to modern New York, the series also incorporated various supernatural threats to their safety and to the world at large.
I used to love this show and I still remember waking up on Saturday mornings to watch it during its slot on “Disney’s One Saturday Morning.”
Here’s the first part of the first episode: