Netflix has understood something that is very important – if you reach the kids, you will reach the future adults! It is no wonder why Netflix is producing a whole lot of children material, and Trollhunters is one of the best of them all!
Does the name Guillermo del Toro say anything to you? Maybe not! But, if you have followed the recent years in the movie industry, you might remember the movie The Shape of Water. Do you know which director received the Academy Award for Best Director in 2017? Guillermo del Toro for his work with The Shape of Water. But, what does this has to do with Trollhunters? It is directed by the same guy, by Guillermo del Toro.
I am not sure how much he is into the details of the series, but if he gives his name to the series, it should give the viewers higher expectations at once. And yes, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is a quality production! This can also be seen by the number of awards it has been nominated for, and Travis Johnson called it “the best children’s animation to come along since Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
Trollhunters on Netflix
Since Trollhunters is a Netflix original series, you can watch it on Netflix regions all across the world. It is originally in English, but you will find it both subtitled and dubbed in quite a lot of regions, making it more accessible for people with no English skills at all.
In Trollhunters, you will meet the fifteen-year-old boy James “Jim” Lake Jr. who finds a special amulet which makes him the new Trollhunter. His task is to protect the good trolls the bad trolls. He quickly meets his mentors which will help him in the task, but it isn’t always easy to face those evil trolls!
Trollhunters isn’t a children series, but it is more of an older-kids, young teenager series. It is quite a lot of battles, fighting, violence, and scary scenes. Luckily, James Lake Jr. is a nice guy with good values, but still, this is way too scary to watch for younger kids!
But, if you have kids in the house between 7 and 15 years, this might be an ideal series to watch. Parents are recommended to watch a couple of episodes with their kids, just to make sure that the kids actually like it, and that they aren’t scared to death by what they see. It is also useful for parents to have insight into what their kids actually watch!
All in all, Trollhunters is a great series for kids… great job Netflix!