I’ve got no illusion that this film is going to be on par with anything from Pixar or Laika, but I can’t deny that it looks like it could be a cute little flick for the kiddies. Along with that sunshine in my pocket song that annoyed people all summer, the film will also feature a wide range of music including songs like Sounds of Silence and True Colors by Cindy Lauper. It also boasts a hell of a supporting cast including Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, and Gwen Stefani. I just wish they didn’t have to rehash an old property that I’ve always hated to try and make the movie. It would have worked just as well with newly created creatures.
From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny, and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embark on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
Utilizing music to further the film’s narrative, the Trolls soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake and features five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani in addition to a number of classic hits from the 60’s – 80’s.