Warner Bros. reveals the sequel to Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Warner Bros. Reveals Gremlins Sequel: Secrets of the Mogwai

Gremlins is a dark comedy directed by Joe Dante that tells the story of Billy Peltzer, who gets a mogwai named Gizmo as a pet. Unfortunately, Billy's world quickly descends into chaos when several more mogwais are born from Gizmo and begin to wreak havoc. After two films and several years of silence, HBO Max revealed that the beloved films were going to be made into an animated series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, and fans of the old films were understandably excited.

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What is Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwaï about?

The animated series will focus on Sam Wing (who longtime fans may recognize as Mr. Wing, the store owner who refused to sell Gizmo to Billy's father in Gremlins) and his encounter with Gizmo. Shortly after meeting the mogwai, Sam travels through the Chinese countryside to bring Gizmo home and discover a legendary treasure.

Along the way, they meet Elle, a teenage street thief who helps Sam on his journey. All three encounter and battle colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. Unfortunately, monsters and spirits aren't the only things they have to face, as they are also pursued by a growing army of evil Gremlins and the power-hungry industrialist who serves as their leader.

Who is involved?

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Several names are associated with the project. The voice cast is made up of several talented actors, including Izaac Wang (Sam Wing), Ming-Na Wen (Fong Wing), B. D. Wong (Hon Wing), James Hong (Grandpa Wing), Matthew Rhys (Riley Greene), A. J. Locascio (Gizmo) and Gabrielle Neveah Green (Elle). They will be joined by several guest stars, including Bowen Yang, George Takei, Randall Park, Sandra Oh and Zach Galligan, who played Billy Peltzer in Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Steven Spielberg, the presidents of Amblin Television (Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey), the president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios (Sam Register), Brendan Hay and Tze Chun are also joining the project. Tze Chun will also be the showrunner of the upcoming anime series. Dan Krall will join the project as supervising producer and Joe Dante, the director of both Gremlin films, as consulting producer.

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Fan response

Fans were very excited to see this 80s classic getting some attention after so many years. Many complimented the animation style and the connection between the series and the original films. Others praised Joe Dante's active involvement in the project and the fact that he was directly consulted.

A few longtime fans proclaimed things like, “Yes, I'm here for it and I'm taking my little brother with me! Gremlins was my life growing up and I hope this movie will introduce him to the universe.”

Excitement for the upcoming animated film is evident among old and new fans alike. People only seem to have one problem with the series so far, and that's that Gizmo was only named Gizmo after Billy's dad bought him, but we can easily overlook that .

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TL;DR

  • Gremlins is getting a prequel animated series, and fans are incredibly excited.
  • The series will follow young Mr Wing who meets Gizmo for the first time and goes on an adventure to bring him home.
  • The project is already being hailed for its incredible casting and the involvement of Joe Dante.

Are you excited to see Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai?