You wait weeks for an animation trailer and suddenly, three arrive at one. On the heels of Disney Animation and Illumination rolling out new snippets for Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets, respectively, DreamWorks has made it three for three with our first look at Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn’s Trolls movie.
As the team behind the studio’s Shrek franchise, Mitchell and Dohrn are poised to tackle an entirely new fantasy romp with Trolls. Having written and produced original music for DreamWorks, Justin Timberlake headlines the adventure as Branch, a budding explorer who teams with Poppy (Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick) for an adventure.
Even after today’s teaser, not much is known about what the adventure will entail, which is more designed to introduce the colorful balls of fuzz and their respective personalities. Nevertheless, here’s the official logline per DreamWorks:
“Setting out on an epic adventure that takes Poppy and Branch far beyond the only world they have ever known, their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors – with no shortage of musical mash-ups along the way!”
Joining Kendrick and Timberlake on that adventure are Russell Brand (Creek), Gwen Stefani (DJ Suki), YouTube personality GloZell Green as Grandma Rosiepuff, Kunal Nayyar (Guy Diamond), comedian Ron Funches (Cooper), Meg DeAngelis as Moxie and talented Swedish musical duo, Icona Pop as the Fashionistas.
DreamWorks will have us all indulging in 90s nostalgia when Trolls leaps onto the silver screen come November 4.
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comedically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. DreamWorks’ Trolls is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. In November of 2016, nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world.