The past couple of years Netflix has certainly left their marks in not just movieland but also TV land too. A series of highly original movies and tv shows just keep coming and today they take a step into kids territory , launching the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters.
Del Toro and monsters are it though animated is still a very safe bet and it’s one he’s created with Dreamworks animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda)too.Originally I believed this was an animation based André Øvredal (Autopsy of Jane Doe) 2010 brilliant Trollhunter, how silly that was! That would be too dark, this has the charm that the kids will pick up on which is the important factor. Del Toro’s fans have been waiting 6 years for this animation which was originally going to be a movie now a streaming TV Series. It looks like that wait is worth it a nice balance that will keep children and adults will love.
From the limitless imagination of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks’ Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Strong-willed and seeking adventure but wholly unprepared for the responsibilities thrust upon him, Jim is forced to take on the exalted mantle of Trollhunter, sworn to protect the good trolls from powerful enemies bent on revenge. The first human ever to hold the honour, Jim abruptly goes from fighting his way through the daily mayhem of high school to joining a war that has raged for centuries, a conflict that now threatens all of mankind and troll-kind alike. Accompanied by his closest human friends and a few key troll allies, the courageous fifteen-year-old must plunge headlong into a fantastical world of astonishing creatures, glorious cities, and fierce enemies desperate to destroy him. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil with stakes that couldn’t be higher, Jim is determined to save the world — right after gym class. DreamWorks’ Trollhunters is a heroic tale that uncoils with ambitious, complex storytelling and stunning visuals that raise the bar for animated series, creating an event series that will thrill the entire family.
Trollhunters will be released on Netflix on 23rd December with the voices of Anton Yelchin, Steven Yuen (The Walking Dead), Ron Perlman, Kelsey Grammer, Charlie Sexton.