03rd Apr2018

Live-action ‘Gargoyles’… Could a fan film entice Disney?

by Kevin Haldon

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Thanks to creative geniuses like Adi Shankar, amongst many others, the rise of the fan-film is ensuring that the big companies have to at least take note. I mean sometimes that can lead to Haim Saban trying to sue your ass BUT nobody can watch the opening scene of Power Rangers (2017) and not think maybe Shankar should be suing them. Then there is the trailer for the Sony and Pascal Pictures (love writing that) Venom which screams Shankars Bootleg Venom. However I am going off point.

While these companies claim to be upset with these fan made homages its pretty clear they are sitting back and taking notes from the people who know these characters best. Lets be honest who wouldn’t love a live-action Gargoyles movie? That last question was hypothetical…

In the hope to entice Disney to approve his proposal to make a feature-length live-action take on their property Gargoyles, award-winning filmmaker Carlos Ferrer has shot a – very impressive – short fan film featuring the characters from the Greg Weisman created series (1994-1997). Ferrer directed, edited, animated and scored the fan film, which features characters from the Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television series. Like the original animated series – hailed as one Disney’s most ambitious animated series, targeting an older demographic – it tells of a clan of heroic night creatures who pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago.

Says Ferrer:

I need as many views as possible to convince producers and execs that my vision of a live action Gargoyles film will work for audiences and fans. It’s a rich story with a great message – a fantasy set in the real world and with today’s technology it could be fantastic. I grew up with this so I feel like I really know what has to be done. So it’s really about getting as much exposure as possible with the fans and others who may not know about the show.

So come on people lets all get this fan-film watched and get the numbers up so that Disney have no choice but to look at this directors vision. Check it out below:

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