May 15, 2023—Burbank, CA—The cast and crew of Max’s “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” animated series gathered at this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Friday, May 12 to attend a private screening and reception celebrating the upcoming premiere. The first two episodes stream Tuesday, May 23.
From left: Tze Chun (executive producer & showrunner), Brendan Hay (executive producer), Zach Galligan (recurring guest role), Gabrielle Nevaeh (voice of Elle), James Hong (voice of Grandpa), Izaac Wang (voice of Sam Wing), AJ LoCascio (voice of Gizmo), Justin Falvey (president of Amblin Television), Sam Register (president, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios), and Joe Dante (consulting producer)
About “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai”
Dive into a world of magic and mythology with “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” an animated prequel series to the iconic “Gremlins” films, debuting with the first two episodes Tuesday, May 23 on Max. Two new episodes will be released every Thursday.
Logline: “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” takes viewers back to 1920s Shanghai where the Wing family first meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo (AJ LoCascio). Voiced by Izaac Wang, 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 (Gabrielle Nevaeh), 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 named Riley Greene (Matthew Rhys) and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
Cast: The all-star voice cast includes Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, Matthew Rhys, Izaac Wang, AJ LoCascio and Gabrielle Nevaeh. The series also features notable guest stars including Zach Galligan who starred as the hero “Billy Peltzer” in the original “Gremlins” films. Additional guest voices include Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei, and Bowen Yang.
Credits: “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Steven Spielberg serves as executive producer, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Presidents of Amblin Television, and Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. Tze Chun serves as showrunner and executive producer. Brendan Hay serves as executive producer with Dan Krall serving as supervising producer. Joe Dante serves as consulting producer.
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About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, “Batwheels,” “Bugs Bunny Builders,” “Creature Commandos,” “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” “Harley Quinn,” “Jellystone!,” “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” “My Adventures with Superman,” “Noonan’s,” “Tiny Toons Looniversity,” and “Velma” for HBO Max, “Teen Titans Go!” for Cartoon Network. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.” WBA’s full-length theatrical film, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 40 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About Amblin Television
Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s Presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has twelve projects in various stages of production and release including season two of Resident Alien for SYFY, Halo and Fatal Attraction for Paramount+, Billy the Kid for Epix, Masters of the Air for Apple, a third season of Animaniacs for Hulu, season four of Roswell, New Mexico for The CW, two seasons of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai for HBO Max, two seasons of Tiny Toons Looniversity for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, and documentaries Big Vape for Netflix, Good Night Oppy for Amazon Prime Video, and Mama’s Boy, an adaptation of Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography.
Amblin Television also produced the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning drama The Americans for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning mini-series Into the West for TNT, Emmy-winning documentary series Why We Hate for Discover, the Emmy-nominated HBO movie All The Way starring Bryan Cranston, Smash for NBC, Under the Dome for CBS, Falling Skies for TNT, The Borgias and The United States of Tara for Showtime, and Las Vegas for NBC.