Secrets of the Mogwai debuts on Rotten Tomatoes with perfect scores

Gizmo is back and was welcomed with open arms upon his return. The fluffy little guy has returned Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwaia brand new animated series that serves as a prequel to gremlins movies. It premiered on May 23, coinciding with the renaming of HBO Max to the new name Max. Upon its launch, the series earned the rare distinction of debuting with a double top score on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition to 100% critical approval, the series also currently has a perfect 100% viewer rating.

Secrets of the Mogwai has a human touch and a sense of humor and adventure that transcends generations,” reads a review by Rolling Stones Chris Vognar. “It’s not rewriting books, but it’s better than an animated prequel series to a 39-year-old live-action film that deservedly existed.”

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Joel Keller of also praises the series for appealing to viewers of all ages decision maker called, “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai should be a good entry point gremlins Legendary for kids, and it’s sophisticated enough that even their parents will enjoy it even if they watched the original film with their hands over their eyes.

“Funny, dark and a little bit spooky, this series is something families can enjoy together,” says Mama’s Geeky reviewer Tessa Smith, praising the ensemble’s strong voice cast. “The sheer incredible voice talent that is bestowed on this show is worth seeing.”

This is certainly not a surprise. Created by Tze Chun, the voice cast for the series includes Izaac Wang, Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, James Hong, Matthew Rhys, AJ Locascio, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei and Bowen Yang.

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Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai has a strong debut

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Only the first two episodes are available, and there’s a good chance one or both of those Rotten Tomatoes numbers will drop as reviews of future episodes come in. Still, the debut double perfect score is a very strong indicator that Well, the show was accepted. Despite the format change and the loss of Howie Mandel to voice Gizmo, longtime fans of gremlins seem to love it, like Secrets of the Mogwai brings something new to the table while paying tribute to the original films. It might even be, as some reviewers say, the best entry point for newcomers gremlinsespecially for younger viewers.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai takes place in Shanghai in the 1920s. It’s primarily about a 10-year-old version of Sam Wing, the elderly shopkeeper who gives Billy (Zach Galligan) as a gift in the 1984 film Gizmo. It shows Sam befriending Gizmo in hopes of bringing the Mogwai back to his family while protecting him from evil gremlins and other threats.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai can be streamed on Max where the first two episodes are available. New episodes will return on June 1st and will be released weekly thereafter. The premiere of the finale will take place on June 22, 2023.

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