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Into the valley of the trolls; TVLife.

Some are mischievous and humorous, others are ugly, clumsy and stupid, but they all live together in a magical forest.

They're the trolls of the trees - cartoon characters, which will appear in a new series, Cnafon Coed on S4C this week on the 5.00pm Planed Plant slot.

Over the next month you can see the first four episodes of this animated series which tells the colourful tales of the Cnafon - trolllike figures that live in the forest.

Youngsters will love meeting characters such as Snafedd (Slime), Twmi and Wili-Wi, small trolls with large personalities.

Snafedd fancies himself as a born leader but he just can't help getting into mischief, whilst Wili Wi is a tiny little 'cnaf' who lives under Snafedd's hat.

Twmi on the other hand isn't the brightest of little trolls, but he is a very faithful friend to Snafedd.

Amongst the larger trolls are Siarli Donc, Twrw Bol and Gwefus Glop who can transform themselves into trees and stones. One of the things that the trolls fear most are the Dynols, people like you and me. If a human sees a troll and refuses to believe his eyes then the troll disappears into thin air. But if they find themselves in danger, the 'cnafon' can always turn to the wise witch of the forest - Rhagwrach - to conjure a spell to help them. Her helps is quite a comfort as they are constantly under attack by the Wit-Wat tribe who hunt them for their tails! Also lingering in the woods is the misty figure of Y Nudd (The Haze) a mist which rises from the lake in the form of a man and forces the trolls to dance to the sound of his magic violin.

The series' producers of this 26-part half-hour series are Egmont Imagination Production Company and A Film APS from Denmark. The Welsh adaptation was produced by Caernarfon-based company, Sianco and scripted by Tegwyn Jones. The main voices heard in this Welsh adaptation are those of Nia Elin, Daniel Evans, Lllpr Evans, Iestyn Garlick, Hywel Gwynfryn, Bethan Williams and Llion Williams. The series Cnafon Coed will also be seen every morning over the Christmas holidays.

CNAFON COED starts Friday November 2 on Planed Plant at 5pm on S4C

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