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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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Taglines:

The spectacular adventure of a magical troll who teaches two children that when you believe in yourself... You can do anything! 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 Central Park 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Buddy Hackett and Robert Morley were considered for the voices of Stanley and King Llort respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Llort locks Rosie in a dog transport box the hinge of the door of the box is on the left side, when Gus lets her out the hinge is on the right side. 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 »

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Soundtracks

Welcome to My World
Music by Robert Folk
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Dom DeLuise and St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir
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Ridiculous, corny, boring, nonsensical...am I making myself clear?
12 June 2010 | by Herbest8See all my reviews

Don Bluth has had his share of ups and downs in his long career. But this piece of dreck marks the only time he has truly hit rock bottom.

I hesitate to use the word "movie" to describe this bomb because this is not really a film. It is a lame idea loosely tied together with bad songs and some of the most saccharine padding and filler you will ever see in you're life.

The title character is played by Dom DeLuise (a good actor) and he does what he can with the role but this character is hopeless. He's one dimensional, annoying and just plain bland. The film's worst performance is a tie between Cloris Leachman and Charles Nelson Reilly who play the monarchs of the Kingdom of Trolls. Not only do they seem to grunt their lines, but they talk over each other! I mean, come on! Why make a movie where you can barely understand or hear what the characters are saying? The rest of the cast is pretty disposable. I personally think Jonathan Pryce should have played King Llort but that's just me.

But it's not all bad. Some of the songs are OK, DeLuise does what he can and the animation is typical Bluth: lush and beautiful.

But in the cold light of day, this dreck is simply an insult to the art of animation.


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