DreamWorks Animation is set to bring the Good Luck Troll doll to the big screen after inking a deal with Denmark’s Dam Things, the company that produces the wild-haired toys. Per the announcement, “The Troll doll phenomenon was born in 1959 when Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, too poor to afford a Christmas present for his young daughter Lajla, carved a doll for her based on the legendary Scandinavian troll. This modern-day Geppetto couldn’t have imagined that the Troll dolls would soon become one of the biggest toy crazes of the 1960s.” Dam Things had been planning to bring the Good Luck Troll toy line back into homes, and a feature film will definitely help. Do we, however, want to see the Trolls on screen longer than their cameo on the train in the opening action sequence of Pixar’s Toy Story 3? That’s the question. I think it comes down to whether “building on the mythology” of the Troll dolls, as DreamWorks says it will do, involves them being naked or clothed.* I find them more endearing naked. PopWatch poll!
* Shockingly, DreamWorks Animation did not respond to my request for comment on which way they were leaning.