‘Trolls’ Trailer: Your Favorite ’90s Fad Is Back

Trolls trailer

It’s been a good 20 years since trolls were in, but with everything else from the ’90s making it back to the big screen, from Jurassic Park to N.W.A., DreamWorks is hoping they can make trolls happen again in the year 2016. These new trolls are tiny, colorful, CG-animated, and hip to the musics of today, like Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” Watch these creatures get down in the first Trolls trailer after the jump.
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Justin Timberlake, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2013

Hollywood’s been rooting around in your old childhood toybox again, and this time they’ve dug up your forgotten troll collection. You remember trolls, right? Those pug-nosed plastic dolls with the bright big furry hair? Well, they’re getting their own movie from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox later this year, and today we have a first look at its star-studded cast (including Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake) and the characters they’ll be voicing.  Read More »

Justin Timberlake Joining Trolls

Pitch Perfect leading lady Anna Kendrick has been situated to lead DreamWorks Animation’s musical adaptation of the Danish toy known as Troll dolls for over a year now. The project is simply called Trolls, and sees the Oscar nominee playing a relentlessly upbeat character named Princess Poppy.

Now Kendrick finally has some company on the animated adventure as recording star turned actor Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Runner Runner) has just signed on to voice a lead character. And since this is a musical, it’s likely safe to assume that he’ll be doing some singing as well. Read More »

Trolls movie Anna Kendrick

Troll dolls haven’t been relevant since the mid-’90s or so, but DreamWorks Animation announced last year that they were determined to bring back the fluffy-haired, jewel-bellied beasts. Now they’ve found just the people to do it.

Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) is set to direct Anna Kendrick in the musical franchise-starter Trolls. Get character details, release date info, and more after the jump.

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Trolls dolls

Years after both the first and second wave of interest in the knotty little Danish troll dolls that feature placid grins and giant colored hair, DreamWorks Animation is thinking of making a movie. Created in 1959 and popularized in the ’60s, then in the ’80s, the trolls have already starred in games and a TV show aired in the ’90s.

Now the rights have been sold to DreamWorks Animation, which is turning to American Girl senior VP of marketing Shawn Dennis to spearhead the development efforts. Why this property? Two words: brand recognition. OK, two more: potential franchise.

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Most movie studios release information about their upcoming slates a year or two at a time. But today DreamWorks Animation released a four-year slate, driven in part by the new distribution deal the company has with Fox, as well as the long lead time needed to make animated films, and also perhaps by the not-so-hot view of the publicly-traded company on Wall Street.

We’ve known that DA has a mind towards heavy sequel production, and that is reflected in this slate, with dates for two more How to Train Your Dragon films, another Kung Fu Panda sequel, and another Madagascar spinoff. But, in addition to films we know about (The Croods, Turbo) there are some other new projects that adapt kids books, and more details on the previously-announced animated Bollywood-style musical. Read More »

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Dreamworks Developing Troll Movie

Before you get too excited, let me first warn you that I’m not talking about the horror film Troll, or its infamous best worst movie sequel Troll 2. Also, when I say DreamWorks, I’m not talking about the Steven Spielberg-produced live action division…

This weekend Toy Story 3 took in over $110 million at the domestic box office, a new Pixar record. Dreamworks Animation clearly took notice and acquired a toy property of their own.

…. Actually, they acquired the big screen rights to a toy property that even appeared in Toy Story 3

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