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The Gargaloons are the main antagonists of Laika's 2005 short film, Moongirl. They are a pair of ghosts who hate moonlight want to prevent Leon's night fishing by stealing his jar of fireflies.

They were voiced by director, Henry Selick.


The Gargaloons are first seen when Moongirl's cat tries to eat Leon's pet squirrel. They sneak into Moongirl's home and steal Leon's jar of fireflies.

Moongirl notices their presence and the Gargaloons chase after them until the cat gets stuck in glue. Leon uses his squirrel to steal back the jar while Moongirl tries to free her cat from the glue. As the two ghosts chase after the squirrel, Moongirl finally frees the cat and he swipes his paw at the Gargaloons, sending them flying into the sky.

It is unknown what happened to them after their defeat, but they presumably died in space afterwards.




  • The Gargaloons are the only Laika villains to appear in a short.
  • Their name is most likely based after the word "Gargle", which is understandable, considering their speech sounds like somebody gargling.


          LaikaTitle Villains

Animated Features
Coraline: The Beldam | Other Mr. Bobinsky | Other Spink & Other Forcible | Other Father
ParaNorman: Agatha Prenderghast | Judge Hopkins
The Boxtrolls: Archibald Snatcher | Mr. Gristle | Mr. Trout | Mr. Pickles
Kubo and the Two Strings: Raiden the Moon King | Karasu and Washi | Giant Skeleton | Garden of Eyes
Missing Link: Lord Piggot-Dunceby | Willard Stenk | The Yeti Elder

Short Films
Moongirl: Gargaloons

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