Trollkins

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Trollkins
Genre
Directed by
Voices of
Composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
EditorGil Iverson
Running time
  • 21 minutes (whole)
  • 11 minutes (separate)
Production company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises
Release
Original network CBS
Original releaseSeptember 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. 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 misadventures of trolls Blitz, Pixlee, and Flooky. [1]

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Plot

The Trollkins are a race of small trolls with green, blue, and purple faces who live in a tree community called Trolltown. The episodes 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 who spoke in spoonerisms. [2] Pixlee's father Sheriff Trollsom (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer), 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 continuous escapades, including those involving a renegade motorcycle gang known as the Troll Choppers (much like the Chopper Bunch from Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch) who terrorized the citizens of Trolltown from time to time, but were merely a nuisance rather than a threat to everyone.

Cast

Additional voices

Episodes

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

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