Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 Don Bluth animated movie with some cartoonish violence, and a couple chase scenes involving snarling and biting dogs, as well as sinister howling trolls, that might be too scary for younger viewers. Characters tend to fall (including a boy who is thrown off his skateboard but ends up OK), trip, slap, and punch. There are standard positive themes in this one, such as believing in yourself and practicing what you preach. While not the best in the Don Bluth collection, for fans of his work, and for the tween set, A Troll in Central Park should prove an imaginative and exciting story.
Cartoonish violence. Characters fall, drop, trip over. Some of the chase scenes, especially those with vicious dogs or screaming sinister trolls, might be a bit scary for younger viewers.
In the words of Stanley the Troll: "There's no end to what you can do if you put your mind to it." Also, messages about being true to yourself, even if it's different from the norm. Plus, believing in your own abilities.
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