Trollkins

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Trollkins
Genre
Directed by
Voices of
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Running time
  • 21 minutes (whole)
  • 11 minutes (separate)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) – September 4, 1982 (1982-09-04)

Trollkins is a 1981 animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that aired for one season on CBS. The show was inspired from The Dukes of Hazzard and The Smurfs. Essentially a cross between The Smurfs (which incidentally premiered the same day, September 12, 1981, in the same time slot at 8:30 ET) and The Dukes of Hazzard, it followed the (mis)adventures of Blitz, Pixlee, and Flooky.

Plot[edit]

The Trollkins are a race of trolls that had green, blue, and purple faces and lived in an underground, or rather in a tree, community called Trolltown. The episode plots follow the adventures of Blitz (voiced by Steve J. Spears), Pixlee (voiced by Jennifer Darling), and their pet companion Flooky (voiced by Frank Welker). Blitz's father Mayor Lumpkin (voiced by Paul Winchell) was somewhat of a short, incompetent, hot-headed, fumble-mouth of a mayor, whose talk was similar to Revs from Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch. Pixlee's father Sheriff Trollsom (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer), who was more mild-mannered than Mayor Lumpkin, and his two deputies Dotty and Flake (voiced by Jennifer Darling and Marshall Efron) were just as incompetent and fumble minded in maintaining order in Trolltown. Nevertheless, there was no complete love lost amongst the citizens of Trolltown, despite the escapades, including a renegade motorcycle gang known as the Troll Choppers (much like that of the Chopper Bunch from Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch) who terrorized the citizens of Trolltown from time to time, but was merely a nuisance, rather than a threat to everyone.

Cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Written by Original air date
1 "Trolltown Goes Trollywood / Trolltown Meets Kling Kong" Trolltown Goes Trollywood: Bob Ogle
Trolltown Meets Kling Kong: Dick Robbins
September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12)
2 "The Case of the Missing Trollosaurus / The Trollerbear Scare" The Case of the Missing Trollosaurus: Jim Ryan
The Trollerbear Scare: Mark Evanier
September 19, 1981 (1981-09-19)
3 "Escape from Alcatroll / The Trollness Monster" Escape from Alcatroll: Jeffrey Scott
The Trollness Monster: J.R. Young
September 26, 1981 (1981-09-26)
4 "The Trollchoppers Meet Frogzilla / Robotroll" The Trollchoppers Meet Frogzilla: Jeffrey Scott October 3, 1981 (1981-10-03)
5 "Trollyapolis 500 / Trollin the Magician" TBA October 10, 1981 (1981-10-10)
6 "The Great Troll Train Wreck / Trolltown Goes Ga-Ga" The Great Troll Train Wreck: Jeffrey Scott October 17, 1981 (1981-10-17)
7 "Treasure of Troll Island / Mirror, Mirror on the Troll" TBA October 24, 1981 (1981-10-24)
8 "The Empire Strikes Trolltown / Raiders of the Lost Troll" The Empire Strikes Trolltown: Jeffrey Scott October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31)
9 "The Moth That Ate Trolltown / Fine Feathered Lumpkin" TBA November 7, 1981 (1981-11-07)
10 "Bermuda Trollangle / Supertroll" Bermuda Trollangle: Michael Maurer November 14, 1981 (1981-11-14)
11 "Flooky and the Troll Burglar / Dr. Frankentroll, I Presume" Dr. Frankentroll, I Presume: Jeffrey Scott November 21, 1981 (1981-11-21)
12 "The Abominable Trollman / The Trollcat in the Trollhat" TBA November 28, 1981 (1981-11-28)
13 "Agent Double-O-Troll / Pixlee and the Seven Trolls" TBA December 5, 1981 (1981-12-05)

Broadcast history[edit]

Home media releases[edit]

No complete series DVD of the show is yet planned by Warner Archive.

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