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Trolls (2016)

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After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Directors:

Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn (co-director)

Writers:

Jonathan Aibel (screenplay by), Glenn Berger (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Poppy (voice)
Justin Timberlake ... Branch (voice)
Zooey Deschanel ... Bridget (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... King Gristle (voice)
Christine Baranski ... Chef (voice)
Russell Brand ... Creek (voice)
Gwen Stefani ... DJ Suki (voice)
John Cleese ... King Gristle Sr. (voice)
James Corden ... Biggie (voice)
Jeffrey Tambor ... King Peppy (voice)
Ron Funches ... Cooper (voice)
Aino Jawo Aino Jawo ... Satin (voice)
Caroline Hjelt Caroline Hjelt ... Chenille (voice)
Kunal Nayyar ... Guy Diamond (voice)
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Harper (voice)
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Storyline

From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks' Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks' TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. In November of 2016, nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world. Written by 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sing. Dance. Laugh. Repeat! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When Princess Poppy is dancing in the large basket costume and gloves, it's a hat-tip to the "bring it on down" characters Justin Timberlake has portrayed on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Goofs

Poppy, Branch, and the others escape from King Gristle's room using the roller skate that Lady Glitter Sparkles left at the roller rink. Shortly after that (and until the Trollstice dinner) King Gristle has the skate again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Poppy: [narrating] Once upon a time in a happy forest in the happiest tree lived the happiest creatures the world has ever known. The Trolls.
[two Trolls speak gibberish]
Poppy: They loved nothing more than to sing, and dance, and hug. Dance, and hug, and sing, and dance, and sing, and hug, and dance,
[speeds up]
Poppy: and hug, and dance, and sing, and hug, and dance, and hug.
[Poppy sped up so fast that one of the trolls cries and faints]
Poppy: But then one day, the Trolls were discovered by a Bergen!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits has the united Trolls and Bergens together dancing and singing to "September" from Earth, Wind, and Fire. See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie was aired on NBC on March 28th, 2020, to promote Trolls: World Tour and runs 2 minutes shorter without end credits. Here's a list of edits that were cut out or altered due to time or content restrictions: The film was sped up for time throughout the movie, except for the first and last segment. The end credits were also sped up.
  • King Peppy's behind is censored with digitally added brown dust.
  • The kids ask Poppy if there are other things to make the Bergens happy.
  • A few shots of the Trolls breathing after the first musical number
  • A shortened shot of Branch slow-clapping
  • A shortened shot of Poppy and King Peppy hiding in a bush
  • A shortened shot of Poppy slowly walking after the Trolls got kidnapped by Chef
  • Poppy yells Branch's name while knocking a few more times
  • A shortened shot of Poppy going up on the platform
  • The timing of Poppy's line "Totally sure she'd make it to Bergen Town" is shortened
  • A shortened shot of spiders gripping down to the ground
  • A shortened shot of Poppy looking at the sky before she sings
  • A shortened shot of the door and the plants before Chef appears
  • Branch has an additional line saying, "If we go after Creek now, we're going to get eaten."
-Two shots were removed, with Poppy and Branch looking at Bridget slow walking with the cart, followed by another shot with a close-up of Bridget with the cart.
  • A shortened shot of Bridget walking down the stairs
  • A shortened shot of Bridget sleeping after her musical number
  • The part where Biggie tells Bridget to have a good cry, then Bridget cries louder, and Biggie tells her to let it in was removed.
  • Cooper says, "My uncle broke his neck tap dancing once." after Branch revealed that his singing killed his grandmother.
  • A shortened shot of Poppy looking worried about Bridget
  • A shortened shot of the Trolls looking surprised after Creek was not in the necklace.
  • A couple of shots of the Trolls with sad looks, and a couple of them already start to fade their colors from their bodies were removed.
  • A few more shots when Branch watches the Trolls fade to gray were removed
  • Two shots were removed with Poppy with a sad look then with Branch looking disappointed.
  • A few shots with the Troll's bracelets glowing during the "True Colors" number were removed.
  • The mid-credit scene was removed
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Soundtracks

The Sound Of Silence
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Anna Kendrick
Produced by Justin Timberlake
Co-Produced by The Outfit
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User Reviews

 
Love the positive vibes and creative, colorful animation! Instant good mood!
6 January 2017 | by gtylerpayneSee all my reviews

I'm a 30 year old man, so probably not what the producers envisioned as their primary market, but I still love this movie!

Being a raver at heart, it's fun to watch these troll live in the ultimate psychedelic fantasy. With non-stop music, dancing, hugs, and trippy hairdos, these Trolls know how to keep it PLUR!

I'm not usually a big fan of musicals, but this movie has a nice variety of songs and keeps them short, fun, and too the point. Never a moment to get bored. Most of the songs are very cliché, generic, pop songs, but they are catchy and upbeat, so it's hard to complain.

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake have great chemistry and put a lot of personality into the characters. I think they nailed it.

I feel like the team that made this movie did a great job collaborating between the writing, acting, and animation to create lots of really great moments for characters that a truly hilarious. Unlike most comedies, this one seems to get funnier each time I watch it. I can't get enough of the fun characters and find myself smiling throughout the day thinking of the great moments in this film.

Creative musical numbers like "Sounds of Darkness" perfectly complement hilarious comedy scenes like the encounter with M. Cloud, and lead me to believe that the guys who directed this movie have a lot of talent.

I'm surprised this film doesn't have a higher rating. I really can't think of what is not to like, but I'm guessing it's just one of those things where you either love it or hate it. I can see it becoming somewhat of a cult classic. I really hope it made enough money that we will get to see a sequel!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trolls See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,581,142, 6 November 2016

Gross USA:

$153,707,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,864,886
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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