Lead Guitar and Ukulele collide in our first look at the the studio’s sparkly ‘Trolls’ sequel, opening in theatres next April.
Yesterday, we shared the first character posters (all 21 of them), the extended cast list, and then the first seven film stills from DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, the Trolls sequel set to hit theatres next April. But now… we’ve got the film’s first trailer, complete with ferocious heavy metal axe work, a poofy red Country Western quaff, one or more frenetic chases and Kenan Thompson’s rapping Baby Diamond! You’ll never listen to Simon & Garfunkel the same way again…
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return as Poppy and Branch on a mission to keep hard-rock royalty Queen Barb from destroying all other forms of music by taking control of the six ancient musical “strings” associated with the six Troll lands: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Can Poppy’s tiny ukulele withstand Barb’s savage guitar riffs and unite the Trolls to fight back? Do hugs always save the day? Did Walt Dohrn not get enough Crayons as a kid?
A virtual “who’s who” of the entertainment world join Kendrick, Timberlake and Thompson in their sparkly new adventure, including Rachel Bloom, Ozzy Osbourne, James Corden, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches, Kunal Nayyar, Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, Anderson .Paak, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Rockwell, Flula Borg, J Balvin, Ester Dean, Anthony Ramos, Jamie Dornan, Gustavo Dudamel and Charlyne Yi.
Trolls World Tour is directed by Dohrn, who served as co-director on Trolls; Gina Shay is back as producer. The film is co-directed by David P. Smith and co-produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, both of whom worked on the first film. Trolls World Tour will also feature original music by Justin Timberlake, who earned an Oscar-nomination for his Trolls’ song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” and a score by Theodore Shapiro (2016’s Ghostbusters, The Devil Wears Prada).
Source: DreamWorks Animation
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.