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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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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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$71,368 (USA)
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Don Bluth:  [object]  Rosie carries her bottle with her throughout the film. See more »

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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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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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Absolutely Green
Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Dom DeLuise and St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir
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Does not stand the test of time, offers little for even young children
12 December 2014 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

"A Troll in Central Park" looks great thanks to Don Bluth's animation style, but there's nothing else going on in the movie that's worth noting. It doesn't have any interesting characters or sequences, the story is bland and the songs are not memorable. It offers little entertainment value for anyone but the absolute youngest viewers, who will outgrow it very quickly due to its overly sappy and sugary plot and tone. Although many people will probably defend it because they liked it when they were younger, a re-watch will make you realize that all it does it churn out a lazy story. Ask yourself if you really remember this movie as fondly as beloved animated films like "Snow White", "The Little Mermaid" or even Don Bluth's own "The Land Before Time" and I think you'll find that you can't recall very much about this movie at all. I suppose the movie is harmless, but there's not much that's memorable or stimulating for children here, and nothing at all for adults. When there are other, genuinely good movies you could be showing them, I can't recommend that you check out "A Troll in Central Park". (On VHS, July 28, 2012)


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