Trollhunters: Part 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
Air date: Dec 23, 2016
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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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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