A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to act meanly, be ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of proper trolldom: Manhattan. But of all places, his pod lands in Central Park, where he feels right at home. He befriends a young brother and sister, out for the day unknown to their parents, and must immediately protect them from the queens attack. In the process, the boy learns responsibility, and the unpopular queen is overthrown.
Stanley is a kindhearted, popular troll who can create flowers with a mere touch. When Gnorga, the mean-spirited Queen of the Kingdom of Trolls discovers Stanleys secret, however, she banishes him to a faraway place where she assumes nothing green can grow--New York City! Taking refuge in Central Park, Stanley befriends two young children, Gus and his baby sister Rosie. The three share wonderful adventures until Gnorga decides to let her mischief-making magic loose in the Big Apple. With its catchy songs, animation wizardry, and all-star voice cast, including award winders Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, and Charles Nelson Reilly, A Troll in Central Park will make smiles bloom on the faces of your entire family.
NOT FOR THE CYNICAL-OPTIMISTS ONLY
(Reviewer: A viewer from Gardena, Ca United States)
I rented this for my daughter, not expecting much, but I was very impressed. The little troll Stanley is adorable and very lovable-isnt that what we want to see in a childrens movie? He is an excellent role model for kindness and positive thinking-something lacking in some adults, I might add. The children were very believable, and I found myself getting very absorbed in the story, and rooting for the "good" characters.