Gremlins fans, get ready to immerse yourselves in the world of magic and mythology when Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai premieres on Max. The highly anticipated animated family adventure will take viewers back to 1920s Shanghai, where they’ll meet a young Mogwai named Gizmo for the first time.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai Official Trailer
In the series, Sam Wing, who would go on to become the shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 film Gremlins, accepts the task of taking Gizmo home and embarks on a dangerous journey through the Chinese countryside. Along the way, he is joined by a teenage street thief named Elle, and together they encounter a variety of colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. However, their journey is not without peril, as they are pursued by an industrialist who seeks to harness the power of the Mogwai for his own nefarious purposes.
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The voice cast for the series features a star-studded line-up of talent. Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, Matthew Rhys, Izaac Wang, and Gabrielle Neveah Green all lend their voices to the series. In addition, the show will feature guest stars such as Zach Galligan, who played Billy Peltzer in the original films, as well as Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei, and Bowen Yang.
The series is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation, and Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Presidents of Amblin Television, and Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. Tze Chun serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Brendan Hay as an executive producer and Dan Krall as a supervising producer. Joe Dante, the director of the original films, serves as a consulting producer.
The Series promises to transport viewers to a rich and imaginative world, filled with danger, adventure, and humor. The series promises to be a treat for both longtime fans of the franchise and newcomers alike.
The series’ animation is top-notch, with vivid and detailed character designs that bring the monsters and spirits of Chinese folklore to life. The show’s action sequences are also impressive, with fast-paced and thrilling fights that showcase the skill and bravery of the show’s heroes.
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What’s most impressive, however, is its commitment to exploring the rich cultural heritage of China. The show features a variety of monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore, and the series takes great care to present these creatures in a respectful and accurate way. The show also explores themes such as family, friendship, and loyalty, which are universal and relatable no matter where you come from.
The series looks like a must-watch for fans of the Gremlins franchise and anyone who loves imaginative and adventurous family entertainment. The series promises to be a fun and exciting ride that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai premieres on Max on May 23rd.
About Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai
Release Date: May 23, 2023 Showrunner: Tze Chun Executive Producers: Tze Chun, Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Sam Register Brendan Hay Supervising Producer: Dan Krall Consulting Producers: Joe Dante Production: Amblin Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios
Cast: Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, Matthew Rhys, Izaac Wang, AJ LoCascio, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green Guest Stars: Zach Galligan, Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei, Bowen Yang.
Logline GREMLINS: SECRETS OF THE MOGWAI takes viewers back to 1920s Shanghai where the Wing family first meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 “Gremlins” film) accepts the dangerous task to take Gizmo home and embarks on a journey through the Chinese countryside. Sam and Gizmo are joined by a teenage street thief named Elle, and together, they encounter—and sometimes battle—colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. Along their quest, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
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