* ActorAllusion: Cloris Leachman voices Gnorga, the Queen of the Trolls in this film, and she had previously played a role as Cerena, Queen of the Trolls in the Creator/HannaBarbera Christmas special "The Little Troll Prince".
* BoxOfficeBomb: One of biggest in the history of animated films.
* FakeAmerican: The parents, [[WTHCastingAgency who for some reason are voiced by none other than]] Jonathan Pryce and Hayley Mills. [[OohMeAccentsSlipping They don't do a very good job of it.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: Gus is voiced by the same kid who voices [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Bluth and Goldman apparently wanted to create something with a little more spontaneity after the disappointing results of ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' and [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants deliberately shortened this production's turnaround time in an effort to do so]], the result being a film that feels less "fresh" and more [[TheyJustDidntCare "rushed."]]
* OldShame: Gary Goldman stated that he and Creator/DonBluth were not impressed with doing this film.
* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed by the Studio]]: According to the IMDB trivia. Gary Goldman stated that the reason the movie did so poorly at the box office was the fact that it was released without any promotion whatsoever, and what release it ''did'' have was limited. To which most people replied "Have you ''SEEN'' the thing?!"
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Bluth has said that, had they not rushed their production, he would have wanted Stanley to be a much darker character with more abundant flaws.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The film was apparently a failed effort for Bluth's team to invoke this trope. See NiceJobBreakingItHero above.
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