Arena is very excited that another of our talented artist's, Adam Stower, was also at this year's Cartoon Forum. The trailer forTroll and the Oliver, based on Adam's picture book was pitched to the group of broadcasters as a special, one-off 26 minute animation by Grid Animation in Belgium, in collaboration with Zooper Film and Tinker Labs. Aimed at 6 to 8 year old children, the TV special will be a 3D computer animation.
This charming story is about a big blue Troll who desperately try to capture and eat a small boy named Oliver. Oliver is rather difficult to catch and manages to outwit poor, hungry Troll every day on his way to the shops to buy cake ingredients. Until….. one day, when Troll hides in Oliver's kitchen cupboard and jumps out and eats him! However, the trouble is that Olivers' taste revolting. Fortunately, the ping of the oven saves the deflated and VERY hungry Troll, as Oliver's cake is ready. Troll discovers that cake is yummy and he and Oliver become firm friends.