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RiffTrax Discussion => Individual RiffTrax Discussion => Troll 2 => Topic started by: Rude on February 12, 2007, 11:21:06 PM

Title: Is The Troll Hoggle From Labyrinth?
Post by: Rude on February 12, 2007, 11:21:06 PM
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Alright, so i finally got my copy of Troll 2 in the mail today. And although i haven't watched it yet, the back cover jumped out at me. The picture of the troll looks exactly like Hoggle from the film Labyrinth! Has anyone actually watched both the first Troll film and Labyrinth in order to confirm my suspicion?!

(http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/7747/postergf1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/382/hogglesmnw7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

-Rude
Title: Re: Is The Troll Hoggle From Labyrinth?
Post by: mrbasehart on February 13, 2007, 07:10:14 AM
Hm... No wonder the "Trolls" in Troll 2 looked familiar.  However, unless Hoggle developed a severe palsy between films, I'm betting it's just a rip off.  There's almost no facial movement to the Troll 2 guys.
Title: Re: Is The Troll Hoggle From Labyrinth?
Post by: AvestheFox on February 13, 2007, 07:16:07 AM
Troll 2's Troll's ears look more pointed, and his brows seem a bit more lower.. but an uncanny resemblance nonetheless!
Title: Re: Is The Troll Hoggle From Labyrinth?
Post by: Rude on February 13, 2007, 09:43:27 AM
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I think the troll that resembles Hoggle the most is featured in the first film, not the sequel. But, after watching that horrible mess... i have to admit that i think it is a different costume afterall. It was pretty damn close though. I figured that the filmmakers probably found the old costume on the studio lot or something, and just decided to use it.

By the way, if you haven't seen the first film yet... don't. It's basically a kids' movie that looks like it was made for TV. Although it does star Sonny Bono and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her first role as a frolicking wood nymph or something... so there's that~

-Rude
Title: Re: Is The Troll Hoggle From Labyrinth?
Post by: AvestheFox on February 15, 2007, 02:43:57 PM
I just got my copies in today... the dvd has both Troll 1 and Troll 2

a double decker of a stink pile awaiting my viewing eyes and Mike and LT's mochery
Title: Re: Is The Troll Hoggle From Labyrinth?
Post by: Virtuahead on February 20, 2007, 10:46:25 AM
Actually, Troll was made by Empire pictures, and Labyrinth was made by Jim Henson Corp. So, the Hoggle probably cost about a million dollars more than the Troll guy.