Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani voice the animated comedy Trolls, based on the popular Dam Things dolls. An unlikely pair of Trolls, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake), must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.
Release Date: November 4, 2016 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D)
Studio: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Director: Mike Mitchell
Screenwriter: Erica Rivinoja
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Russell Brand, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches, Kunal Nayyar
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
The film, which will be a grand scale musical comedy centering around how the Trolls came into their vibrant and colorful hair, will be produced by Gina Shay (“Shrek Forever After”). The Troll doll phenomenon was born in 1959 when Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, too poor to afford a Christmas present for his young daughter Lajla, carved a doll for her based on the legendary Scandinavian troll. This modern-day Geppetto couldn’t have imagined that the Troll dolls would soon become one of the biggest toy crazes of the 1960s. The Trolls experienced a resurgence in the 1990s and their uniquely endearing faces and shocks of colorful hair continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world.