Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ Casts Ron Perlman, Kelsey Grammer, and Anton Yelchin

     June 15, 2016

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A couple months ago, we showed you a first look at Guillermo del Toro’s DreamWorks Animation series, Trollhunters. The show “features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga. Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, our unlikely hero, Jim, and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.”

Today, the first casting has been announced for the show, and it’s got some strong names lined up. According to a press release, Anton Yelchin will voice Jim, Kelsey Grammer will voice “’Blinky,’ a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim; and Ron Perlman provides the voice of ‘Bular,’ a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle.”   Hopefully, we’ll get a look at how this is all coming together in the near future.

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Here’s the press release. Trollhunters hits Netflix this December.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO REVEALS CAST FOR TROLLHUNTERS, A FAMILY EVENT SERIES COMING IN 2016 FROM NETFLIX AND DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

 

–Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Anton Yelchin to headline series that goes underground to reveal the hidden world of heroes and trolls right beneath our feet–

 

ANNECY, France, June 15, 2016 – Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro has announced initial casting on Trollhunters, his epic family event series premiering in December 2016 on Netflix. The announcement was made today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion with del Toro.

 

Trollhunters features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga.  Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, our unlikely hero, Jim, and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.

 

The cast includes Anton Yelchin as “Jim,” an ordinary teenage boy whose discovery of a mystical amulet sets his life on a course filled with high-stakes adventure; Kelsey Grammer as “Blinky,” a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim; and Ron Perlman provides the voice of “Bular,” a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle. Featuring stunning visuals and ambitious, complex storytelling from the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters raises the bar for family series as a global must-see viewing event for the entire family.

 

Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure) serve as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie) are co-executive producers, and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) serves as producer.

 

Trollhunters will premiere on Netflix in December 2016.


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