The original troll was created by a man from Gjøl in Denmark. In 1958 Thomas Dam created the troll doll. The first ones were filled with wood shavings. Many styles and sizes were made and even animals from donkeys, elephants, giraffes, horses, lions and monkeys. There is even a story why they are different sizes.
The lead single "Can't Stop The Feeling" was performed at the The Eurovision Song Contest (2016) as an interval act. Justin Timberlake had no idea what the Eurovision Song Contest was before this. The performance also led to speculations that USA would make their debut in the contest by 2017.
In 2010 Director Anand Tucker was set to direct a Dreamworks adaptation of the Terry Pratchett 'Bromeliad' trilogy of books (Truckers, Diggers, and Wings). The books focused on a race of tiny humanoids who lived unseen among humans. The lead character of 'Trolls' shares the name 'Masklin' with the lead character of the Bromeliad trilogy. _"Truckers" (1992)_ (Qv) had previously been made into a TV Series.
This movie is based on the Trolls created by Thomas Dam, in Gjøl, Northern Jutland, Denmark. Coincidentally the music used in this movie and trailer is "Move Your Feet" by the group "Junior Senior", whose members, Jesper Mortensen and Jeppe Laursen, also were born in the same part of Denmark, in Thisted and Aalborg respectively.
At the beginning of the movie, a remix of the classical piece "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Greig is playing, while the camera travels through the hall of the king's castle, which is on top of a mountain.
The classical piece "In the Hall of the Mountain King" serves as the musical theme of the Bergens in this film. It was composed by Edvard Grieg, who lived and worked in the Norwegian city of... Bergen.
This movie adapts a very obvious storyline from Cinderella, where the Chef (Christine Baranski) acts as the stepmother and Bridget (Zooey Deschanel) acts as Cinderella. In Into the Woods (2014), Christine Baranski stars as Cinderella's Stepmother, and Anna Kendrick (who voices Poppy) stars as Cinderella.