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Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai



In this animated television prequel to the original Gremlins, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil gremlins.

The talented voice cast includes live-action/animation veterans Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong (Jurassic World) Matthew Rhys (The Americans), and Izaac Wang as Sam, A.J. LoCascio as Gizmo and Gabrielle Green as Sam's friend Elle, along with Sandra Oh, Bowen Yang, Randall Park, George Takei and Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer from the Gremlins movies) in yet undisclosed roles.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced for HBO Max and the Cartoon Network by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. The series is being written by Tze Chun and executive produced by Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, and the Animaniacs and Amazing Stories revivals) and Sam Register (Animaniacs) with Chun and Brendan Hay serving as co-executive producers. Dan Krall will serve as supervising producer.


1. Never Get Them Wet
As Gizmo is torn from his home and captured by a miserable circus, sheltered ten-year-old Sam Wing's retired treasure-hunting grandpa introduces him to a whole new world of magic. (Original airdate: May 23, 2023)

2. Never Feed Them After Midnight
With Gizmo's newest batch on the loose, Sam is torn between his promise of keeping the Mogwai safe or returning to his normal life a choice that is complicated further by an alliance with street thief Elle. (Original airdate: May 23, 2023)

3. Always Buy a Ticket
All aboard. The trust between Sam, Elle, and Gizmo is tested by a hungry supernatural stranger on a train. (Original airdate: June 1, 2023)

4. Don't Drink the Tea
When a raging storm forces her, Sam, and Gizmo to seek shelter, Elle struggles to hide her past from her friends and a too-friendly innkeeper. (Original airdate: June 1, 2023)

5. Always Stab or Run
Sam, Elle, and Gizmo's nerves are tested as they follow Grandpa's map through the scariest woods they've ever encountered where more than soul-sucking, undead bureaucrats lurk in the darkness. (Original airdate: June 8, 2023)

6. Always Buy a God a Drink First
Upon arriving at the vibrant and bizarre Spirit Market, Sam and Elle must convince Gizmo's maker that not all humans are bad an argument complicated by Riley Greene's hot pursuit. (Original airdate: June 8, 2023)

7. Never Squeeze a Fox
It's a race against the clock as Sam, Elle, and Gizmo battle fearsome yet adorable monsters on their way to the Valley of Jade as long as Greene and the Gremlins don't catch up with them first. (Original airdate: June 15, 2023)

8. Never Hug a Mogwai
The friends celebrate their arrival at the Valley of Jade, but will Sam finally gain the confidence he desperately needs? (Original airdate: June 15, 2023)

9. Never Give Up

10. Never Ever Expose Them to Bright Light