This premiered on Netflix several days ago, on the 23rd, and it caught my eye. I ended up tearing through it over the Holiday weekend before finishing it last night. I ended up really, really enjoyed it.
Here's the basic run-down of the story: the main character, Jim Lake, lives alone with his mother in Arcadia Oaks, which happens to be built on top of a mystical city inhabited by trolls. The trolls are protected by the "Trollhunter", a warrior wielding a mystical amulet that allows him to don armor and wield the power of daylight, which has the power to turn trolls into stone. What follows is Jim having to learn how to wield his new powers and stop a conspiracy of evil trolls from summoning their leader Gunmar back into our world.
My thoughts essentially turned into a review, and as it gets rather long, I'm putting it under a spoiler cut:
Long story short, I strongly recommend "Trollhunters". Between this series and stuff like "Voltron: Legendary Defender", as well as others, Dreamworks and Netflix have an incredibly strong animation line up, and I personally feel like they're filling a void in animation that channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have left unfilled.
EDIT - One thing I forgot; this series also stands as one of the last things that Anton Yelchin (who you may recognize as Pavel Chekov in the new Star Trek movies) worked on. After his passing, del Toro refused to recast him or erase his work from the final product, and I'm incredibly thankful for that, because he brings a lot of heart and earnestness to his performance as Jim throughout the series. While I'm confident that the crew will find a suitable replacement for him in the second season, I feel neither Jim or "Trollhunters" as a whole will feel quite the same without Anton.
Edited by Razorsaw, 28 December 2016 - 09:12 AM.