Trolled is an ambitious animated wonder. It features good vs. evil characters, the redemption of a character, unforgettable personalities, and terrific voice work. The animation is remarkable as well.
Princess Cupcake (voiced by Tina M. Shuster) wants to explore new realms other than the kingdom, but her father King Basil, king of the trolls, wants to keep her close. It is obvious that the king and the princess love one another, but she feels he is preventing her from trying out her wings. The princess’s fairy godmother, Fairy Pie, helps keep an eye on her. Added to the plot is a goblin named Grunt (Hector Lopez) that wants to release the fire-breathing dragon, Scorch, on the land and eventually dispose of King Basil and rule in his place.
The plot thickens as we learn a good character named Leaf likes Princess Cupcake. One funny line has Bellyrumble telling Leaf that he should invite the princess to a lunch of moldy soup and rotten cheddar! (Yum yum.) A running theme has Bellyrumble thinking of food all the time, so he constantly desires snacks.
A few characters mention or use spells, but it is in a fantasy setting and nothing serious happens to the characters. At one point in the story, when Scorch is talking a lot, Grunt tells Scorch to “Keep your jaws shut and your fangs bared.” “How can I do both at the same time?” asks Scorch.
The animation is energetic and features a few beautiful scenes near the conclusion of the movie, including snow-capped mountains and vivid green trees. Despite the evil intention of some of the characters, the movie is tame and focuses on the rich and memorable characters. We award Trolled our Dove Approved All Ages seal. Your kids will love it!