Trollhunters: Part 1 (2016)


Part 1

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 16


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User Ratings: 318
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Tv Season Info

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

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

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…

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

May 31, 2017 | 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…

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

Dec 23, 2016 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Trollhunters: Part 1

  • 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.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    5 Stars all the way!! this is a great series that i put up there with how to train your dragon, the incredibles and wall E. its created by academy award winner guillermo del toro and is packed with great voices and is really crafted well. check it out!!
  • Jun 03, 2018
    My absolute favourite TVs show of all time 10/10 5 stars :-)
  • May 30, 2018
    My all time favorite show!!!!
  • Dec 29, 2017
    They are looking to end Trollhunters in 2018 sign: to try and save it!!

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