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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

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 (1959)). 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

The DreamWorks Animation logo turns into a scrapbook page, and the fisher boy gets a Troll hairdo.

The DreamWorks theme is sung by the Trolls. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Wall: Holly and Michael (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Love
Written by Donna Summer, Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder
Produced by Justin Timberlake
Co-Produced by The Outfit
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User Reviews

 
The message was about teaching the truth behind falsified believes.
4 February 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This is a good film than how it was labelled. At least I enjoyed it, despite being an adult, particularly a male and a bachelor. It looks more a little kids' film than for anyone else. Because the film was based on the famous dolls. Usually film comes first and then follows its dolls to the markets. But this film has a reverse concept and a very much acceptable. Yes, it was not great as Disney's or Pixar's animations, but the DreamWorks animation is always there behind these two, considered the third best and according to that limit, you should expect the film.

It's a musical like most of the animations are and one of the tracks made into the 2017 Oscars for best film songs list, but the film did not make into best the animated feature. Directed by the director of one of the sequels of 'Shrek' series. Technically, it sounds awesome with cute character models, colours, songs, music and particularly the voice-overs. The story wise, it's not bad, except the concept of eating trolls makes the real young kids go fright.

Good for families and even better if you choose to watch it in digital 3D format. The runtime was good with a fine pace. In the line of smurfs, gnomes, fairies, and now these trolls to add in the list for children to watch growing up. Don't bother watching it if you are an adult and only like and enjoy adult films, other than seeing it neutral, as well as opinioning. Purely an entertaining film and I strongly suggest it for the little ones.

7/10


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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:

$346,864,462
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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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