Trollhunters: Part 1 (2016)

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Trollhunters manages to capture del Toro's enthusiasm for telling monster stories, in a youthful and more colorful fashion that may well earn him a new generation of fans.

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User Ratings: 336

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 23, 2016

A teenage boy discovers a war being waged between two groups of trolls underneath his hometown and sets off on an adventure after finding a mystic amulet in the series premiere.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Jim warms up to the idea of being the Trollhunter until he faces Bular, who is determined to destroy him, so he seeks help in Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Jim is not welcomed by the Trolls as their new Trollhunter, and he suffers a humiliating defeat at the hands of Draal

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Jim undertakes his first Trollhunting mission by starting small: he must shrink down to eight inches tall to apprehend a mischievous gnome.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

When Jim and Toby investigate a Goblin attack, they discover Changelings are secretly living amongst them and rebuilding the Killahead Bridge!

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Everything comes into perspective when Jim discovers his re-match with Draal is to the death.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

After Jim finds the Killahead Bridge has been moved, he must use a horseshoe to find who in Arcadia is a changeling.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Jim finds a Changeling when babysiting for Claire & finally has proof for Trollmarket but can't tell Claire; Meanwhile AAARRRGGHH!! moves in with Toby.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Jim is excited to test-drive a Vespa for his birthday but things quickly go awry when he must fight Bular's flying Vulture Troll sent to hunt him down.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

Jim uses a courage-enhancing "Grit Shaka" to accelerate his training, but nearly gets himself killed when he hunts down Bular and Toby must save him.

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From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker 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. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world -- right after gym class.

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Critic Reviews for Trollhunters Part 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

the best children's animation to come along since Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Jan 2, 2017 | Full Review…

While a simple story drives things along, the impressive visual flair del Toro brings prove compelling for fans of the creator, animation enthusiasts, and, of course, those valued kid viewers.

Dec 27, 2016 | Full Review…
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They have made their series with brio and wit, as much majesty as the budget will allow, and enough suspense and mystery to make one invest in subsequent episodes as they arrive.

Dec 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The cleverest thing about Trollhunters might be that the fate of the world is in the finicky hands of Frasier Crane.

Dec 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The series never fully shakes off the rigid, by-the-numbers storytelling, or its underdeveloped characters, but the frequent moments of heart and humor elevate what would otherwise be a cold, slick thing of stone.

Dec 20, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Trollhunters seeks to mine a new audience for del Toro's aesthetic, edging into the market of children... and so compromises have been made that may not please those who prefer their del Toro productions messier and more obsessive.

Dec 19, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Guillermo del Toro is renowned for his striking visual style and wild imagination that's often on display in his live-action films, but in Netflix's animated series Trollhunters, del Toro's vivid storytelling comes to life in the most colorful way yet.

Dec 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Trollhunters is something to keep in mind over the holidays, some fun escapism that's easy to dive into.

Dec 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Trollhunters is an always engaging and often wildly entertaining addition to the kids fantasy genre.

Dec 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This thoroughly enjoyable unlikely-hero tale is visually spectacular and delivers some familiar -- but always refreshing -- messages about heroism.

Dec 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Right now, it can be hard to find a story to fully escape into, but Trollhunters manages to craft a joyful, yet high-stakes fictional world where a wonderful, dangerous magic is just out of sight, ready to take you if you let it.

Dec 7, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It is an epic adventure that features ghosts, trolls, swords, goblins, gnomes - and it is really very good.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trollhunters: Part 1

  • Aug 09, 2020
    I think is the best show of dreamworks
  • Aug 07, 2020
    Best show ever!! This is the best thing that ever happened. Thank you to all animators/creators. Best show, and absolute must watch. I guarantee you'll fall in love.
  • May 22, 2020
    I'm almost embarrassed to declare that I watch and enjoy this show, but it's a great way to wind down the day before I go to bed. It doesn't require too much mental power and helps me fall asleep. The most surprising things is how the characters and plot keep drawing me back to watch more though.
  • Mar 28, 2020
    I enjoyed this adventure TV series as it was entertaining and had a variety of characters that made it interesting and wanting more
  • Nov 16, 2019
    Such a shame it ended. There could have been so much more. RIP Anton
  • Jul 18, 2019
    I started this show just to check it out. It was a bumpy road in the beginning but trying one or two episodes turned into me watched every season as well as the spin-off. I'm excited to see more of this crazy world.
  • Jul 04, 2019
    Esprro mas temporadas en mi opinion tiene todavia mucho q explotar junto con los 3 de abajo y Wizards, realmente no tugi el final q espere y van a ir a new yersey unas 2 temporadas mas!
  • Mar 19, 2019
    Amazing Show! Has great rewatchability and awesome characters, it has very laughable moments and an intriguing story that doesnt let you stop watching.
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Kiddishly dark and monstrous with the usual excellent delToro designs. Second half of the season has some deeper wizardry and slightly more vile villains and the heroes having to make more complex plot-changing decisions.
  • Aug 18, 2018
    I generally prefer to watch and read productions of a slightly more mature leaning and children's TV shows rarely attract me. Star Wars the Clone Wars is an exception. Trollhunters is in my opinion on the better end of the children's TV catalogue. I enjoy it thoroughly and made an account just to rate it.

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