How Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters Channels 1980s Amblin Movies

Netflix's Trollhunters voice cast

With sprawling spectacles like Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak to his credit, Guillermo del Toro is basically regarded as a god at Comic-Con. So it’s only fitting that he’d unleash his latest marvel, Trollhunters, in the midst of New York Comic-Con, where the pilot played before an elated audience. But ahead of the delicious debut, del Toro, executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Rodrigo Blaas, and the series’ stars Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Charlie Saxton spoke to Screen Rant in a string of roundtable interviews about the origins and expectations of this compelling new cartoon show.

“You guys know the story,” declared Steve Yeun, who voices the bullying high schooler Steve, “It’s a sleepy town that is invaded by an underground world of trolls. It falls upon one kid named Jim to take the mantle up of protecting people from trolls.”

“It’s Goonies meets …

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