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Published: 8:40am 2020/07/04

Trolls World Tour (NBC/Universal)

Release: 04/10/2020

Genre: Family / Animation / Musicals

  With our world in such uncertain times due to the continuous spread of the Covid19 virus  — that is currently plaguing humanity and forcing us all to hibernate indoors where we are safe. Some are having a harder time adjusting to the confinements of home and others are flourishing. The people who are working the frontlines are heroes, especially the medical professionals who are on call 24/7 around the clock, trying so desperately to save peoples lives. I bet a lot of parents are almost bald, if not on the verge of a breakdown because of all this extra quality time... Not to worry, the Trolls are coming! NBC/Universal decided to release Trolls World Tour as scheduled, and you can pre-order your streaming package here and more details about where to watch here.


Universal going ahead with the release has been quite the panty twister, the news of the straight to the couch debut has the head of the American National Association of Theater Owners (NATO), miffed and he made a few comments about, Universal Pictures not following the theatrical rules of how a film is presented to the public. All of the other releases have been pushed back but that is not satisfactory for him I guess...His point is valid, but rules are meant to be broken, when there are exceptions to them! This is a special circumstance and qualifies as a definite exception. What is the point of entertainment, if people cannot have new content? They need a little normalcy right now and this animated musical film, is the interference the "Universe", (did not intend to be punny, it just happened lol) wants, and what it wants, the universe gets and in 2020 for Good Friday the film will be shown! It's not just the children who will benefit, the film is a great watch for the whole family, a much needed home-escape.

About the Film: 

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.

A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

Cast as members of the different musical tribes is one the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever assembled for an animated film. From the land of Funk are Mary J. Blige, George Clinton and Anderson .Paak. Representing Country is Kelly Clarkson as Delta Dawn, with Sam Rockwell as Hickory and Flula Borg as Dickory. J Balvin brings Reggaeton, while Ester Dean adds to the Pop tribe. Anthony Ramos brings the beat in Techno and Jamie Dornan covers smooth jazz. World-renowned conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel appears as Trollzart and Charlyne Yi as Pennywhistle from the land of Classical. And Kenan Thompson raps as a hip-hop newborn Troll named Tiny Diamond.

Trolls World Tour is directed by Walt Dohrn, who served as co-director on Trolls, and is produced by returning producer Gina Shay. The film is co-directed by David P. Smith and co-produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, both of whom worked on the first Trolls. Trolls World Tour will also feature original music by Justin Timberlake, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his song for 2016’s Trolls, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” and a score by Theodore Shapiro (2016’s Ghostbusters, The Devil Wears Prada).


Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, J Balvin, Rachel Bloom, Flula Borg, Kelly Clarkson, James Corden, Ester Dean, Jamie Dornan, Gustavo Dudamel, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Kunal Nayyar, Ozzy Osbourne, Anderson .Paak, Anthony Ramos, Sam Rockwell, Betsy Sodaro, Karan Soni, Kenan Thompson, Charlyne Yi, with George Clinton and Mary J. Blige.

Directed By: Walt Dohrn

Produced By:  Gina Shay

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