Gurgi is a forgotten character from Disney's Black Cauldron. Based on the novels by Lloyd Alexander, the film had a long production period in the 1970's and 1980's. While some in the company wanted the film to be a departure from the studio's other animated features, others thought it was too gritty and dark. The ensuing fallout would result in the departure of many of the company's new generation of animators.
By 1984, studio management had changed and the new guard just wanted the film completed regardless of the outcome. A new cut of the film was hastily put together and the film was rushed to theaters. While the movie was mostly overlooked, the rambunctious and plucky Gurgi was a standout.