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A Troll in Central Park (1994)

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An evil witch banishes a flower loving troll named Stanley, to New York City, where he befriends two young children.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writers:

Stu Krieger (screenplay), Don Bluth (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dom DeLuise ... Stanley (voice)
Cloris Leachman ... Gnorga (voice)
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Llort (voice)
Jonathan Pryce ... Alan (voice) (as Jonathon Price)
Hayley Mills ... Hillary (voice)
Phillip Glasser ... Gus (voice)
Tawny Sunshine Glover Tawny Sunshine Glover ... Rosie (voice)
Neil Ross ... Generic Pansy (voice)
Will Ryan ... Boss (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... Snuffy (voice) (as Pat Musik)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Zambetti ... Himself, Ugly Little Tree Troll
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Storyline

Stanley is a kindhearted, popular troll who can create flowers with a mere touch. When Gnorga, the mean-spirited Queen of the Kingdom of Trolls discovers Stanley's secret, she banishes him to a faraway place where she assumes nothing green can grow - New York City! Taking refuge in Central Park, Stanley befriends two young children, Gus and his baby sister Rosie. The three share wonderful adventures until Gnorga decides to let her mischief-making magic loose in the Big Apple. Written by Lesley Sweeting (Taken from back of R1 DVD cover)

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A classic tale of Thumb vs. Evil See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Troll in New York See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$71,368
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Don Bluth See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Don Bluth: [children] Both Rosie and Gus are separated from their parents. 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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version omits the Warner Bros. logos, as it was released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, which its logo appears instead. See more »


Soundtracks

Queen of Mean
Music by Robert Folk
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Cloris Leachman
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A very good voice cast and some nice music save an otherwise forgettable film!
22 May 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I don't think that Troll in Central Park is as bad as people make it out to be, as a matter of fact it's very sweet, but anyone who loved Secret of Nimh and Land Before Time like I did, will be disappointed. The animation on the most part was quite flat, with the exception of some nice animation in the musical numbers and the effects, and there were some lifeless backgrounds in the scarier bits. The incidental music is lovely, but I didn't care that much for the songs. They're not excrement, but they are certainly not Oscar-worthy. This was disappointing, as Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann have done some lovely songs for American Tail and Muppet Treasure Island, but the songs they did here didn't feel the same. The script wasn't bad, but there were times where it could have been more imaginative. The characters were likable but not particularly memorable. Stanley is very sweet, with his wiggling ears, and the late Dom DeLuise voiced him earnestly, and there is some very nice singing. Gnorga is rather frightening, but Cloris Leachman was brilliant in an almost unrecognisable voice over. Phillip Glasser was good, but he and DeLuise lacked the chemistry they had in American Tail. Rosie was really sweet and Charles Nelson Reilly and the singing and dancing flowers provided the humour,(even if it reminded me strongly of the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees) that was much needed, in a rather lacklustre plot. All in all, one of the weaker Don Bluth films is redeemed by a very good voice cast, and some nice music. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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