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A Troll in Central Park (1994)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  7 October 1994 (USA)
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A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to act meanly, be ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, ... See full summary »

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Stanley (voice)
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Gnorga (voice)
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Llort (voice)
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Alan (voice) (as Jonathon Price)
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Hillary (voice)
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Gus (voice)
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Rosie (voice)
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Generic Pansy (voice)
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Snuffy (voice) (as Pat Musik)
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A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to act meanly, be ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of proper trolldom: Manhattan. But of all places, his pod lands in Central Park, where he feels right at home. He befriends a young brother and sister, out for the day unknown to their parents, and must immediately protect them from the queen's attack. This is an adventure that teaches the importance of love and responsibility. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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The spectacular adventure of a magical troll who teaches two children that when you believe in yourself... You can do anything! See more »


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$71,368 (USA)
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Don Bluth:  [casting]  Dom DeLuise and Charles Nelson Reilly provide voices for the film. See more »

Goofs

In the full screen version, when Gus and Rosie leave Stanley to go home, some of their bodies start to vanish. See more »

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[first lines]
[Stanley runs and bumps into a troll from behind]
Troll: Hey! Watch yourself!
[Stanley accidentally grows a flower]
Troll: Say, what was that?
[the troll laughs as Stanley drops his bag behind him and the flower jumps in]
Troll: Oh, for a minute, I thought I saw one of them, um, um, uh, flower things.
[the troll laughs]
Troll: That's a relief. I'd sure hate to have to tell the queen. Oh, well, have a rotten day!
[as the troll walks off, Stanley picks up his bag and waves]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, an image of Stanley appears. His green thumb lights up, and the words "A Don Bluth Presentation" appear, then they vanish. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002) See more »

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Absolutely Green
Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Dom DeLuise and St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir
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What hath Disney wrought?
31 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Troll in Central Park is not a terrible film. It's just extremely sweet and innocent and this world isn't ready for it. Anyone over six years of age will be embarrassed to watch this - even alone - but that's more of a societal problem. But there are definitely reasons to see this. The animation is amazing, particularly with the children. It's realistic but somehow completely believable in an animated world. And their movements are so fluid and realistic. You can tell every action was acted out and studied meticulously. I really wish this was done more often. The environments also look amazing, especially when the human world comes into play. As for the cute or humorous sidekicks, that's another story entirely. It's probably just a personal bias, but I hate the way Don Bluth designs his more cartoon-y characters. Their personalities aren't any better, ranging from "cute" to marshmallow-peep-flavored-vomit "cute".

Anyone who loved The Secret of NIMH will be shocked to see this film. I mean, how can the same guy who made a progressive, dark and outstanding film be responsible for this? The story is very fairy-tale esquire, like a children's storybook come to life. The villains are more humorous than threatening, the characters spontaneously break into song and dance and everything is whitewashed with cuteness. This is the result of Don Bluth finally giving in to the pressures of Disney, trying to replicate their formula, losing his identity in the process and ultimately falling flat. Luckily, Anastasia would be a healthy step up. But for fans of Bluth's one-hit wonder, it's kind of depressing.


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