Bullfrog Films
13 minutes
Study Guide
Grades K-4

Produced by Stuart Perkin

DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45

US Release Date: 1994
Copyright Date: 1993
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-447-8
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-564-3

African Studies
Beach Pollution
Children's Films
Children's Stories: Live Action
Oceans and Coasts

Awards and Festivals
Gold Apple, National Educational Film and Video Festival
New England Children's Film and Video Festival
Honorable Mention, MountainFilm, Telluride
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
NYC Sierra Club Film & Video Festival
The Trash Troll

Calls young kids to action on beach pollution.

"This program belongs in school libraries...Highly recommended." ***** Video Rating Guide for Libraries

An uplifting call to action for young students everywhere. A gruff, environmentally conscious gnome admonishes three children for carelessly littering his beach with a plastic six-pack ring.

He suggests they visit a nearby marine hospital to see for themselves the dangers that garbage can pose to ocean inhabitants. The hospital director shows birds, fish, and marine mammals all suffering from the effects of human pollution. When the newly educated children return to the beach and see someone littering, they put their new-found knowledge into action by spreading the word about beach litter - much to the delight of the now-proud Troll.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/troll.html

"Clever and entertaining... a real winner!"

Tessa Hill, President, Kids for Saving the Earth

"A good video to raise consciousness about the environment, and how to help protect it."
Children's Video Review

"This program belongs in school libraries... useful to public library collections needing environmental programs, and also helpful to parents wishing to instill appreciation of and a sense of responsibility for the environment. Highly recommended."
***** Video Rating Guide

"The Trash Troll is an excellent program! Every video collection should own a copy of this entertaining and informational video!"
Anne Malley, Biodiversity Library, California Academy of Sciences