The first trailer for Trolls is a brightly-colored, relentlessly musical world where all the trolls but one are happy. The outlier, who thinks of himself as a realist, keeps himself hidden in a dark bunker until a monster arrives and he is needed to accompany the one remaining, cheerful troll, Poppy, to rescue the rest of their people.
The scene is set for an opposites-attract romance to happen during the adventure. Branch (Justin Timberlake), the realist and Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happy, pink-haired leader, seem about as opposite as you can get. There is some snarking from Branch, but the trailer doesn’t show whether or not this will have the wittiness of Shrek–which is referred to markedly in the trailer. It is clearly self-aware, but right now the rainbow-colors are overwhelming the plot hints.
DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.
Release: November 4, 2016
Director: Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After)
Co-director: Walt Dohrn (Shrek Forever After)
Producer: Gina Shay (Shrek Forever After)