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    I guess since Comcast is buying out Dreamworks and this may be a property in the park there should be a thread about it. By April 2013, DreamWorks Animation had acquired the intellectual property for the Trolls franchise from the Dam Family and Dam Things. Having "big plans for the franchise," DreamWorks Animation became the exclusive worldwide licensor of the merchandise rights, except for Scandinavia, where Dam Things remains the licensor




    Timberlake serves as an executive producer for the film's music, and released the original song "Can't Stop the Feeling" on May 6, 2016. He also confirmed that Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani will contribute to the soundtrack.

    Voice Actors for the film:
    Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy
    Justin Timberlake as Branch
    Gwen Stefani as DJ Suki
    James Corden as Biggie
    Russell Brand as Creek
    Icona Pop as Fashionistas
    Ron Funches as Cooper
    Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond
    GloZell as Grandma Rosiepuff
    Meg DeAngelis as Moxie
    Ricky Dillon as Aspen
    Kandee Johnson as Mandy Sparkledust
    Christine Baranski as Chef
    John Cleese as King Gristle
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Prince Gristle
    Zooey Deschanel as Bridget
    Jeffrey Tambor
    Quvenzhané Wallis
    TBA as Cloud Guy
     
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    Nick C. Staff Member Moderator

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    This leaves Universal with two animated musicals with the focus on contemporary music being released within a month of each other. As bad as Trolls seems on the surface, I have a feeling it will be better than Sing.
     
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    Reviews over the first 25 minutes of Trolls should come out soon as they are showing it at Cannes. Sing's first 25 minute reviews were good as well not as good as secret life of pets but no one was saying this film looks awful.
     
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    I'll be the first, this looks awful, like a musical version of the Smurfs.

    And Cloud Guy sounds like Bruce Campbell to me.
     
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    So first reviews of the 25 minute preview are out from the guardian newspaper (cut down to key points minus plot points):

    Trolls: does DreamWorks have a Shrek-sized hit? | Film | The Guardian
     
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    If this movie does Shrek numbers, a minor miracle will have occurred. Especially since it's opening only 1-week ahead of Moana if i'm not mistaken (and the Sing in December).

    This isn't your typical year where the only holiday animated movie in theatres is a Disney film.
     
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    I thought this thread was about online internet trolls for a minute. :lol:
     
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    Let's not forget Fantastic Beasts comes out that same time as well. A week before Moana.

    its acutally the director of the film and Shrek doing the voice of Cloud Guy.
     
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    Also, let's not forget Moana is music based too. Not sure if it's a full fledged musical or just a few songs here and there, but Lin-Manuel Miranda is doing the music for the movie and has been recording with Dwayne Johnson of late.
     
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    I love Lin-Manuel but his music isn't that great; (hamiltion's main appeal was the fact that it was rap based historical play featuring predominantly minorities playing the Founding Fathers) . There was a reason why Universal gave up rights for In the Heights in exchange to produce Mama Mia. You also has to look at the general public and timing. Justin Timberlake singing in a film or The Rock singing in a film.
     
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    Oh, don't get me wrong, JT is a big draw for me as a fan of his. I still think the movie is going to be pretty crappy. Trolls does have an all-star cast though, so it's got that going for it.

    Separately though, I think you're selling Miranda a tad short. Yes, what you stated was the main appeal. But it's also REALLY good. The music is incredibly catchy and even informative of Hamilton himself. I've yet to be lucky enough to get tickets to it from a lottery or cancellation window, but the music alone has gotten me interested in history again to the point that i've started taking history classes just for the fun of it and I bought/read Ron Chernow's biography that inspired the musical (which was amazing). Say what you want about him, but Miranda has a way with words that is able to truly inspire his audiences (hell, he saved Hamilton from departing the $10 bill).

    Back to Trolls though... :lol:
     
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    Timberlake and Anna Kendrick "True Colors" cover from earlier:
     
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    Heck, I read the title and thought the thread was about that troll poster Josh Thomas. Drat. :doh:
     
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    I thought exactly the same thing, I expected to be about an internet troll/s
     
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    Best make that a hat-trick, I thought it too.
     
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    First actual film trailer
     
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    20 minutes were shown today and the crowd were in hysterics. Response is overly positive
     

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