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From Guillermo del Toro’s imagination has sprung the stuff of nightmares, creatures certain to stay with you long after you’ve seen them in Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim. And with his upcoming Netflix animated series Trollhunters, he again gets to delve into his love of monsters, albeit this time of the more kid-friendly variety. We now have our first look at Trollhunters since the teaser image unveiled back in April that obscured a troll with fog and silhouette. These new images, which Entertainment Weekly debuted today, give us a peek at how things look when del Toro meets How to Train Your Dragon (Trollhunters is made by DreamWorks). Take a look: Del Toro additionally told EW about casting the lead voice role of Jim, who becomes the Trollhunter, defender of the good trolls. Anton Yelchin lent his voice to the character, and it turns out it »
- Emily Rome
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Creator and Executive Producer Guillermo Del Toro, who co-authored the Trollhunters novel with Daniel Kraus, has announced the cast for his upcoming Trollhunters TV show on Netflix. Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, and Anton Yelchin are set to star in the fantasy drama. The show is slated for a December 2016 premiere.
Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, and Christina Steinberg are executive producing. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers. Chad Hammes is producing.
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Based on Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus’ young adult novel of the same name, Trollhunters will premiere as a DreamWorks Animation series on Netflix this December, and key members of the voice cast have now been revealed, including Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, and Ron Perlman:
Press Release (via Collider): Annecy, France, June 15, 2016 – Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro has announced initial casting on Trollhunters, his epic family event series premiering in December 2016 on Netflix. The announcement was made today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion with del Toro.
Trollhunters features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga. Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, our unlikely hero, Jim, and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.
The cast includes Anton Yelchin as “Jim,” an ordinary teenage boy whose discovery of a mystical amulet sets his life on a course filled with high-stakes adventure; Kelsey Grammer as “Blinky,” a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim; and Ron Perlman provides the voice of “Bular,” a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle. Featuring stunning visuals and ambitious, complex storytelling from the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters raises the bar for family series as a global must-see viewing event for the entire family.
Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure) serve as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie) are co-executive producers, and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) serves as producer.
Trollhunters will premiere on Netflix in December 2016.
- Derek Anderson
Instead, the Pacific Rim duo will reteam for Trollhunters, the new animated fantasy series that has set up shop at Netflix. According to Variety, Perlman has joined the cast as Bular, a malicious troll that causes all manner of havoc for our leading hero, Jim (Anton Yelchin). Also bound for the voice booth is Kelsey Grammer who, unlike Perlman, will lend his vocal chords to a friendly troll known as Blinky.
He is, essentially, a big, ugly and really rather friendly giant that resides deep beneath the fictional suburb of Arcadia, where Jim “and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.”
Trollhunters will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind-blowing as anything on the surface. A global must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the world into the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro.
Not to be confused with André Øvredal’s low-budget Norwegian flick, Trollhunters is expected to premiere exclusively on Netflix. We’ll update this article if and when the company nails down release plans. »
- Michael Briers
Back in January, Netflix announced two new animated series that will debut later this year, as part of their extended deal with DreamWorks Animation. The first series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, has already been given a June 10, 2016 premiere date on the streaming service, but the second show, Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters, has not been given a proper release at this time. Earlier today, Annency announced a new Masterclass with Guillermo del Toro, which came with the first photo from Trollhunters.
The Masterclass event will take place on Wednesday, June 15 at the Annency Film Festival, featuring award-winning master storyteller Guillermo del Toro as he reflects on his prolific career leading up to the world's first glimpse at his latest creation, DreamWorks Trollhunters, debuting later this year. Slated to premiere as a Netflix original series in 2016, DreamWorks Trollhunters will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb »
Guillermo Del Toro is one of those filmmakers who’s always busy. He’s seldom got less than 17 projects on the go at once (that’s an estimate) and his unique vision means that we’re regularly permitted entry into his world. A place where the normal parts of life seem extraordinary, either in their darkness, or in their light. He’s in short, brilliant. If like me, you’re a fan of his style then you’ll be pleased as punch with what today brings – our first look at his upcoming series Trollhunters.
Now, before you get too giddy about Del Toro turning the sorely-underrated Norwegian film Trollhunter into a show… just cool your jets. It’s nothing to do with that found footage movie. The family-friendly show has been in development for several years now, with Del Toro working alongside Daniel Kraus who penned the source novel. At »
- Gem Seddon
Netflix and DreamWorks agreed a deal back in January 2016 that will see more new series bypassing traditional TV broadcasting methods and heading straight to the hugely popular streaming service.
One of these shows - which is coming to Netflix via DreamWorks - is a Guillermo del Toro-produced animated series called Trollhunters (based on his 2015 novel of the same name, which was co-written with Daniel Kraus). In classic del Toro style, it follows a fifteen-year-old called Jim who unearths a strange new world.
Now, Deadline has shared part of the cast list for the show, and it's jam-packed with talented actors. Guillermo del Toro has recruited his Hellboy collaborator Ron Perlman, Star Trek's incumbent Chekov Anton Yelchin and Frasier himself Mr Kelsey Grammer.
Yelchin will play the lead role, voicing a teenage boy named Jim who uncovers a secret world of trolls beneath his hometown. Down there, Jim will meet Grammer's Blinky, "a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim", and Perlman's Bular, "a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle."
We'll bring you more news as we hear it. In the meantime, there's some extra info on page 2 of this article...
Trollhunters start date
Trollhunters is expected to land online in December 2016. We don't have an exact date yet, but we'll let you know when we do.
Trollhunters image - first look at the show
Back in April 2016, this first image from the show was released...
Trollhunters story - official synopsis
Netflix also shared this description of the show...
"Trollhunters will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind-blowing as anything on the surface. A global must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks
More news as we hear it.
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Netflix and DreamWorks have agreed a deal that will see more new series bypassing traditional TV broadcasting methods and heading straight to the hugely popular streaming service.
The biggest news here is that DreamWorks is teeing up a Guillermo del Toro-produced animated series called Trollhunters (based on his 2015 novel of the same name, which was co-written with Daniel Kraus), to be shown on Netflix. In classic del Toro style, it follows a fifteen-year-old called Jim who discovers a world of trolls hidden beneath ordinary society.
Netflix will also get another new exclusive DreamWorks series, too - a ‘reimagining’ of the fondly-remembered 1980s animated show Voltron, which focuses a team of astronauts controlling a giant robot to battle evil (arguably something of a precursor to Mr del Toro’s Pacific Rim, »
This past summer, Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus took readers into the dark fantasy world of Trollhunters, a young adult novel in which "marrow is sucked down slobbering throats." Later this year, del Toro and Kraus' story will leap from the page to the small screen, as Netflix is moving forward on an animated series adaptation of Trollhunters:
Press Release: Beverly Hills, Calif. and Glendale, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 / -- Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: Dwa) today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library.
In addition, the deal extends the rights of current original series for kids from the studio available on the service throughout operating Netflix markets as well as expanding to »
- Derek Anderson
Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library. In addition, the deal extends the rights of current original series for kids from the studio available on the service throughout operating Netflix markets as well as expanding to include second window rights for the series everywhere around the world, outside of China. Series include The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Dragons: Race to the Edge, among others.
Starting in 2016, Netflix will launch several new series from Dwa, including a reimagining of Voltron, and the new series, Trollhunters, from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro, who will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown. »
10 items from 2016
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