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(2016)

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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.
In the opening of the film, the wood decoys the trolls left, when they were escaping Bergin Town, the figures resemble the original good luck troll dolls.
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.
DreamWorks Animation's first musical film since The Road to El Dorado (2000).
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.
This will be Anna Kendrick's second collaboration with James Corden and Christine Baranski since Into the Woods (2014).
Kunal Nayyar previously worked with Christine Baranski on The Big Bang Theory (2007).
Jason Schwartzman and Chloë Grace Moretz were attached to star during the film's early stages of development.
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This is the third DreamWorks movie to have a female protagonist, after Chicken Run (2000) and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).
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.
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This marks the 3rd collaboration of director Mike Mitchell and writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger after Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
Justin Timberlake's second Dreamworks Animation film after Shrek the Third (2007).
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This is the third Dreamworks adaptation that isn't based on a children's book. The first being Over the Hedge (2006) (which is based on a comic strip) and the second being Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (which is based on a segment on The Bullwinkle Show (1960)).
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The line whoever controls the trolls controls the kingdom is more than likely inspired by the line from Dune, Whoever controls the spice controls the universe.
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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.
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This is Kunal Nayyar's first animated film since Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012).
This is Russell Brand's fourth animated film. He previously voiced E.B. in Hop (2011), and Dr. Nefario in Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013).
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Branch refuses to take part in any singing in the movie. Ironically, his voice actor, Justin Timberlake, was the executive producer for the film's soundtrack.
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This film will mark the 5th film to be written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger for DreamWorks Animation after Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).
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Anna Kendrick also worked with Jeffrey Tambor in The Accountant (2016).
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This is the second time that Justin Timberlake has worked with a The Big Bang Theory (2007) cast member. The first being Johnny Galecki in the 2011 film, In Time (2011), with the second being Kunal Nayyar, in this movie.
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This will be James Corden's first animated movie since Norm of the North (2016).
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Walt Dohrn also worked with Mike Mitchell on Shrek Forever After (2010).
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In Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), in which Anna Kendrick stars in, she was referred to as a troll.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When the Trolls escape from Burgentown in the beginning, they use wooden Trolls to disguise their homes. These wooden Trolls resembles Thomas Dam's original Good Luck Trolls toys the film is based on.
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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.
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