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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)
Tawny Sunshine Glover ...
Rosie (voice)
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Generic Pansy (voice)
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Boss (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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Don Bluth:  [children]  Both Rosie and Gus are separated from their parents. 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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Not exactly Bluth's worst, but an unfocused mess of a movie
3 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall, I don't think this is Don Bluth's worst film, but it's just an unfocused mess in the animation industry. The story has some motivational lessons at first, but the first forty minutes had little to do with it until the climax, the characters are completely uninteresting especially the villain who came across as generic, there are some cutesy filler that got on my nerves, and despite it's beautiful music score, the songs themselves are really forgettable. Granted, the animation is beautiful with lots of nice backgrounds and good character designs and the voice acting is excellent, but those two flaws are outweighed by the flaws that I've already stated.

I've seen Bluth's better films, but this one, although not the worst, is a terrible movie. Unless you have kids who would like to watch something nowadays, fans of Bluth would most likely to avoid this at all costs.


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