Keith David can't wait to welcome 'new generation of Gargoyles fans' through Disney Plus

The actor, who played Goliath, said he wants to be like his heroic character went he grows up.

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Disney Plus is ready for the '90s kids.


If you were hoping for a little '90s animated adventure in your Disney Plus, you're in luck. The company revealed earlier this week that classic Disney Afternoon cartoons -- Gargoyles, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Ducktales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin -- will come to the streaming service for a new generation to enjoy (or for your nostalgic viewing pleasure).

Everyone will have a personal favorite from this list, but Gargoyles deserves a special mention because it's magnificent. It followed a group of winged nocturnal creatures (with cool names like Goliath and Demona) who turn to stone during the day. They start out in medieval Scotland, but end up living in 1994 New York after being cursed and hibernating for a thousand years. 

Tonally, it's similar to Batman: The Animated Series and has an exceptional voice cast that includes a bunch of Star Trek alumni. You should watch the intro sequence immediately.

"I'm thrilled and look forward to welcoming a new generation of Gargoyles fans," actor Keith David, who played Goliath, said in an emailed statement about the show coming to Disney Plus. "Goliath will always be my hero. When I grow up I still want to be like him."

You might be familiar with the actor's voice from the Mass Effect games, where he played David Anderson, or the Halo series, in which he voiced the Arbiter. Outside video games, you might remember him as Childs in 1982 sci-fi classic The Thing or the President in Rick and Morty.

Last week, David told a fan on Twitter that he'd return to the role "in a heartbeat" if Disney revived the show on its streaming service.

The actor was also asked how he shaped his role as Gargoyles' leader.

"I embraced the humanity in him. I tried to explore all aspects of Goliath; that's what gave the character depth," he wrote.

TaleSpin is fascinating in a different way -- it recasts Baloo, the bear from Jungle Book, as a pilot based in a coastal city that's often attacked by air pirates led by flamboyant talking wolf Don Karnage. Shere Khan, the tiger from Jungle Book, is a criminal banker, and it seems like it's set in the '30s.

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The $7-a-month Disney Plus service comes to the US, Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12. It'll have 300 movies and 7,500 episodes of TV on day one.

Were you into any of these cartoons as a kid? Will you watch them on Disney Plus? Is there a show you love that still hasn't been announced? Let us know in the comments.

Originally published Sept. 13, 5:42 a.m. PT.
Update, Sept. 19, 2:30 a.m. PT: Adds Keith David statement.

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