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DreamWorks Animation wants in on that Toy Story green, plans on bringing Troll dolls to terrible, terrible life

06.23.2010

Dam dolls, Gonks, Wishniks, Treasure Trolls, Norfins... these are just some of the names used to describe these... things.

And now DreamWorks Animation, not content with letting Pixar have all the fun and money because of their successful toy film franchise, have now optioned the classic Happy Troll Doll character from Danish company Dam Things for the bigscreen.

On scripting duties are unknown writers/siblings Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio (EVERGONE, THE IMPOSSIBLE ADVENTURES OF PHINEAS ROONE... both projects Variety lists that I can't seem to find on IMDb).

The dolls were originally created back in 1959 by Danish woodcarver Thomas Dam. The wild-haired little ghouls became an international craze in the early 1960s and would return to prominence a number of times to subsequent generations thanks in part to nostalgia, good marketing, and bad taste.

Variety adds, "The feature will expand on the troll dolls' mythology, while giving Dam a chance to relaunch the toy line for another set of young collectors."

Mythology? I... I give up.
Extra Tidbit: Troll dolls appeared in the opening of TOY STORY 3. Irony!
Source: Variety

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3:13AM on 06/24/2010
ohhhh Dreamworks... stick with your money hungry celeb voiced furry animal movies...
to keep your business going...
ohhhh Dreamworks... stick with your money hungry celeb voiced furry animal movies...
to keep your business going...
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10:39PM on 06/23/2010

OHH

No.
No.
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8:24PM on 06/23/2010
Please do your research. Dreamworks DID NOT make the Bratz movie you idiot.
Please do your research. Dreamworks DID NOT make the Bratz movie you idiot.
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4:56PM on 06/23/2010
Fuck off, Dreamworks. Remember that Bratz movie they made a few years ago? Exactly. Who the fuck likes these trolls anyway - I thought these were pretty much universally considered as among the CREEPIEST toys ever.
Fuck off, Dreamworks. Remember that Bratz movie they made a few years ago? Exactly. Who the fuck likes these trolls anyway - I thought these were pretty much universally considered as among the CREEPIEST toys ever.
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4:33PM on 06/23/2010
I used to collect these! nice to hear they're coming back.
I used to collect these! nice to hear they're coming back.
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3:24PM on 06/23/2010
yo dude do your research they do have a mythology
yo dude do your research they do have a mythology
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3:21PM on 06/23/2010
yeah since TS3 was successful because of the trolls gimme a frickin break since when does dreamworks copy pixar/disney? and make no mistake, they are ONE now. pixar and good ole disney
yeah since TS3 was successful because of the trolls gimme a frickin break since when does dreamworks copy pixar/disney? and make no mistake, they are ONE now. pixar and good ole disney
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3:18PM on 06/23/2010
You bunch of biased fools! These trolls have a much richer history (especially in Scandinavia) than those stupid rubber things that make an appearance in TS3. Just hold your damn horses til it actually starts being developed...Geezus.
You bunch of biased fools! These trolls have a much richer history (especially in Scandinavia) than those stupid rubber things that make an appearance in TS3. Just hold your damn horses til it actually starts being developed...Geezus.
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2:52PM on 06/23/2010
I'm waiting for Miguelito to sniff out this article run to his computer and post hardly legible gibberish about Dreamworks and their upcoming topple of Pixar.
I'm waiting for Miguelito to sniff out this article run to his computer and post hardly legible gibberish about Dreamworks and their upcoming topple of Pixar.
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3:20PM on 06/23/2010
if by sniff out u mean read, then oops, i made ur prophecy come true
if by sniff out u mean read, then oops, i made ur prophecy come true
1:04AM on 06/24/2010
lmao JohnLocke called it!
lmao JohnLocke called it!
2:33PM on 06/23/2010
After they released their only good film to date, "How To Train Your Dragon", I am sad to see them resort to this, but given their track record, in no way surprised. God, Dreamworks Animated sucks!
After they released their only good film to date, "How To Train Your Dragon", I am sad to see them resort to this, but given their track record, in no way surprised. God, Dreamworks Animated sucks!
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3:24PM on 06/23/2010
sorry but shrek was good, as was the first madagascar, as was king fu panda, as was antz, as was prince of egypt, as was chicken run, as was shrek 2, as was...those are the good ones i can think of right now
sorry but shrek was good, as was the first madagascar, as was king fu panda, as was antz, as was prince of egypt, as was chicken run, as was shrek 2, as was...those are the good ones i can think of right now
2:20PM on 06/23/2010
Omg! They like totally need to do a troll movie! Miguelito would be perfect as the lead troll since he is the biggest troll of them all! :D
Omg! They like totally need to do a troll movie! Miguelito would be perfect as the lead troll since he is the biggest troll of them all! :D
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3:30PM on 06/23/2010
lemme guess, you'll be going to see tangled instead
lemme guess, you'll be going to see tangled instead
1:48PM on 06/23/2010

Pixar>Dreamworks

See, if Dreamworks was wondering why Pixar is better than them, this is the exact reason.

Pixar promots fun, laughter and warm heartedness.

Dreamworks promots money.
See, if Dreamworks was wondering why Pixar is better than them, this is the exact reason.

Pixar promots fun, laughter and warm heartedness.

Dreamworks promots money.
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1:04PM on 06/23/2010
Ouch.
Ouch.
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11:47AM on 06/23/2010
Quick. I say scorched earth to prevent this.
Quick. I say scorched earth to prevent this.
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11:12AM on 06/23/2010

And if we needed any more proof...

of how exhausted and out of ideas Dreamworks are, here it is...
of how exhausted and out of ideas Dreamworks are, here it is...
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9:38AM on 06/23/2010
Mythology....
Hehe...Hehe.
Mythology....
Hehe...Hehe.
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9:21AM on 06/23/2010

Dreamworks are full of greedy bastards!

If they make an animated film that surpasses its budget at the box-office they automatically green light a sequel. Now we have to deal with these damn trolls.
If they make an animated film that surpasses its budget at the box-office they automatically green light a sequel. Now we have to deal with these damn trolls.
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8:48AM on 06/23/2010
This is good news! Wait--is this 1996?
This is good news! Wait--is this 1996?
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