Coming off the back of another successful hit in Kung Fu Panda 3, which is closing in on the $500m mark at the global box office, DreamWorks is slowly gearing up for the release of their second animated movie of the year, Trolls. For a while, we’ve known that Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake would be leading the Trolls voice cast. Now the animation house has added a wealth of talent into the mix.
The film, inspired by the toys of the same name, had its first teaser trailer launched at the start of the year, right in time for the release of Kung Fu Panda 3. Zooey Deschanel tops the new additions for the Trolls voice cast, alongside Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Quvenzhané Wallis, Ricky Dillon, Kandee Johnson, and John Cleese.
They join Kendrick, Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Russell Brand, Ron Funches, Meg DeAngelis, GloZell, and Icona Pop’s Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo.
DreamWorks’ TROLLS is a hair-raising comedy filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music. Known for their crazy, colourful, and magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous creatures ever to burst into song. But their world of rainbows and cupcakes is changed forever, when their leader Poppy (Anna Kendrick,) must embark on a rescue mission that takes her far beyond the only world she’s ever known.
Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) is behind the camera with Walt Dohrn (Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular) as his co-director. Co-writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda) penned the script.
Along with announcing the new members for the Trolls voice cast, DreamWorks has also treated us to a glimpse of some of the characters the new cast will be voicing. Deschanel, Mintz-Plasse, Baranski, and Cleese will be voicing The Bergens, who look like they’re probably some of the villains in the movie. And Dillon and Johnson will voice Aspen and Mandy Sparkledust.
Trolls is set to be released in 2D and 3D on October 21st in the UK. Its US release date follows on November 4th.