Do any of y’all remember the Troll dolls? They were all the rage in the ’90s and DreamWorks Animation together with 20th Century Fox are bringing these tiny bright-haired creatures back in full swing!
Following on from a short teaser, the studio has just released the 1st official trailer and a poster with the tagline encouraging everyone to “find your happy place”.
Directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, the animated adventure of “Trolls” tells the story of “the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comedicly pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach”.
The trailer starts off with the cranky grey troll named Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake), who has locked himself away in a fortified bunker to avoid coming in contact with the “nightmare” outside. That nightmare is a hot pink ball of sunshine and glitter named Poppy (Anna Kendrick).
As the leader of the trolls, Princess Poppy is all happiness and rainbows. But when a scary Bergen attacks and captures the entire colony of trolls, it’s up to this unlikely pair to team up and save their friends.
Can these polar opposites learn to set aside their differences and work together? Will they succeed in overcoming this terrifying creature with the power of love and joy? Will the grumpy Branch eventually open up and solidify his friendship with Poppy with a big musical number?
Tough questions, but all will be answered when we follow this entertaining duo on their journey through this colourful world filled with music and dance. “As a grown up you do think, ‘Why do we love those trolls so much?’ The only thing that I can come up with is that they’re that ugly cute,” Kendrick previously told Entertainment Weekly.
Watch the trailer below:
Also lending their voices to the animation are Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Russell Brand, Icona Pop, Ron Funches, and Kunal Nayaar.
“Trolls” will be released in Malaysian theatres on 20th October 2016.