Dreamworks to make The Good Luck Trolls

MUMBAI: In an agreement with Denmark‘s Dam Things, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) will develop an animated feature The Good Luck Trolls.

In 1959, the troll doll was created by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, when he carved a doll based on Scandinavian trolls for his daughter Lajla. The toy line gained popularity in Europe and the US during the early ‘60s thus becoming a fad embraced by kids and the counter-culture.

Because Dam Things lost control of its copyright after failing to comply with US laws, imitators flooded the market in the ‘70s and ‘80s. But soon after a 1994 Congressional law that restored copyright protection to a number of foreign works, the Dam family regained authority.

In striking the deal with DWA, Niels Dam, the dollmaker‘s son said, "My father would have been very happy to know that his Troll has found its dream partner in DreamWorks Animation."

Said DWA head of development Alex Schwartz, "We look forward to working alongside Dam Things to build on the mythology of the Good Luck Trolls while delivering the sense of adventure, heart and comedy that DreamWorks Animation is known for."

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