Escape from AlcatrollEscape from Alcatroll (1981) Season 1 Episode 3-A- Trollkins Cartoon Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- Hanna-Barbera Studios
- Animated Characters: Blitz Lumpkin, Pixlee Trollsom, DepuTroll Dolly Durkle, Flooky, Top Troll, Bog, Mayor Lumpkin, Sheriff Pudge Trollsom, DepuTroll Flake, Afid, Slug, Grubb Trollmane.
- First Aired in 1981.
- Episode Number: 3-A
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Season: 1
Cartoon Production Information:
The leader of the town was Mayor Lumpkin who, like most cartoon dignitaries, was a bit of a joke. His assistants, Sheriff Pudge Trollson and Deputroll Flake, were no better.
Each troll had a distinct character, especially the Mayor's daughter Pixie Trollson, who was, by comparison, the most beautiful troll in Trolltown. The communal pet of the village was Flooky, a dog who was able to communicate with his masters through a variety of sounds and skilled pantomime.
One of the most distinguishble characteristics of the show was its defined rural flavor. Each character spoke with a thick hillbilly accent, and banjo-laden country music provided the show's soundtrack.
While The Trollkins seemed like a rip-off of the more popular Smurfs, it should be noted that both programs debuted on the same day in the same time slot.
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