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Hi Greg, this is my first time to write a Question to you, so here goes:
If Disney don't intend to use the Gargoyles licence anymore, why don't they sell it to another company so that they can see what a mistake they made by cancelling it? (I would love to see their faces!)
By the way, thanks for a show which was (and will be) as good for the soul as it was for the mind!
Who said Disney doesn't someday intend to use the property? I never did. As we speak, at least in theory, they are developing a live-action movie based on the property.
And think about what you wrote above. They'd never let anyone have it for just the reason you gave. Why take the chance that someone else would make them look foolish?
And, by the way, you're more than welcome.
Hello. With Gargoyles airing on Toon Disney, has there been any renewed interest in the series? Is it getting good ratings on Toon Disney? I'm wondering this because it would be great if Disney could release the whole series on VHS or DVD. I'm sure if ratings were good they might consider releasing a limited edition or something. With Japanese anime so popular now, it would be good to bring back this "American anime" so to speak.
I don't know what kind of ratings it's getting on Toon Disney. Good enough to still be airing, but not good enough to generate the kind of interest you're suggesting. Too bad.
It's my understanding that you pitched both DARK AGES and GARGOYLES 2158 to CBS and that then CBS did away with it's Saturday Morning schedule and staff thus killing off further interest in either shows. But now that CBS has decided to restore animated shows to it's Saturday Morning schedule, do you think it might be possible to re-pitch those two shows to them?
I never pitched G2158 to CBS, because everyone I knew there was booted before I got the chance.
And none of them are back, so the idea that the executives (Judy Price, specifically) who asked to see G2158 would now be interested again, since policy has changed somewhat (though not exactly as you have described it above) doesn't follow. Judy is still gone. Disney still owns Gargoyles and now they own ABC. So I don't see Gargoyles appearing on another network anytime soon.
1.if the show doesnt get any interest renewal would you be able to continue the show on the internet?
I don't own it. So I'd need to work something out with Disney. I keep trying to come up with some financial model to do that, but I haven't yet been successful.
1.you mentioned that you were writeing a gargoyles encyclopedia have you gotten any publishers interest?
I wish. But no...
If Gargoyles was to come back in a sort of comic form, which of the following formats would you prefer and which do you think would be possible to put out without getting cancelled within a few months:
- A regular as usual 32 page Monthly comic book for 1.99
- An Archie Comic-like digest that would contain various short illustrated Gargoyles stories for about 3-5 dollars
- A full monthly magazine with a few illustrated Gargoyles stories, a few Gargoyles text pieces and some other various materials ala historical exploration material on various elements in the Gargoyles universe (Pendragon, Easter Island, etc) for about 6.95 or so
- An every few month's Trade paperback containing a whole storyline and a short text piece ala something like Usagi YoJimbo Trade paperbacks for 15 dollars.
Well, I'd go for any of the above. Whatever we could get. (Though the last options seems impossible from a deadline stand-point. Are you sure those Trade Paperbacks aren't gathering together previously published stories.)
I guess it's no secret I'd love to publish a magazine akin to your third option. I guess that would be my first choice. Offering the most flexibility.
As for what would survive cancellation. I'm afraid I've been out of comics (both as a professional and as a reader) for too long to pretend any expertise.
Even with Gargoyles off the air for all this time, do you think that it is still possible to do one of the Spin-offs like BAD GUYS or TIMEDANCER for example?
Sure. Someday. Maybe. Why not? Who knows?
With the rise of shows like BATMAN BEYOND, as well as the reappearance of shows like TRANSFORMERS and VOLTRON, plus the decline of Power Rangers - do you think that the atmosphere for a Gargoyles revival appears to be developing?
Maybe. Trouble is, in my opinion, Disney's in a rut. They had some real success with a certain kind of show. Now they think that's the only thing that works. Tough to convince them to try to widen their sights at the moment.
But long term...
have you thought about selling gargoyles to the "WB" warner brothers?please i need gargoyles back for new seasons.
Disney owns Gargoyles. Not me. Not mine to sell. And I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Disney to sell it to their number one competitor.
I was wondering, i have seen most of the first part of the series, and a little of the goliath choronicles, i was wondering if you had the original scripts written as stories, or if there is a way to get a project started so all the episodes are as stories.
I want to read it the way it is suppose to be seen, and i can't find the scripts or certain episodes anywhere.
Oh yes, I love Gargoyles, you did a great job greg
I have a copy of all 66 scripts in script form.
But I'm not a clearing house and that's not really the way to experience the series anyway. Sorry. I'd recommend posting at the comment room to get copies of the episodes from your fellow fans.