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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 New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$71,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Don Bluth: [object] Rosie carries her bottle with her throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

During the reprise of "Absolutely Green", some of the cities have been covered in plants in different points (the World Trade Center is an example, which was covered in three different points). 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

The final scene where the dog bites Llort continues during the beginning of the end credits. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How I Spent My Vacation (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Queen of Mean
Music by Robert Folk
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Cloris Leachman
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I'm a bored troll, a very bored troll....
22 July 2012 | by morphrickySee all my reviews

If it wasn't for Don Bluths outstanding animation and the good voice acting, this would be completely painful to watch. And that is being nice, since this movie is mind-numbingly boring and it seems to make very little sense. The moral of the story (you have to be brave to fulfill a dream) comes in way too late, by this point my mind had already melted from boredom.

There's no animation so beautiful I could watch an hour of things bouncing around and smiling. At least half an hour of this movie consists of just this and it's not like it's very spectacular to watch.

Plot? I couldn't find one. Things pretty much happen at random.

The characters aren't very likable either. Stanley comes off as annoying and too cowardly. Gus is a spoiled annoying brat who spends most of the movie arguing with people and shouting "Rosie!". Rosie is cute, but that's it. Gnorga was the only somewhat entertaining character, but she doesn't spend much time in front of the screen despite the fact that she is the villain.

There's also a big lack of humor, remember-able moments and inspiring dialog. It's like stuff just happens, the characters talk because they have to and... well, that's it.

What crowd was this movie aimed for? It's pointless and boring for anyone over five, but the movie is too scary towards the end for anyone at that age to enjoy.

It's hard to imagine this movie and "The Land Before Time" had the same directors. How is it even possible?


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