If you are well-acquainted with the 2016 American computer-animated comedy film Trolls, then you’d be happy to learn more about its upcoming sequel, Trolls World Tour. The former centers on two Trolls who were on a mission to rescue their land from being destroyed by comically pessimistic Bergens; creatures that feast on Trolls. Created by Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell, Trolls was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. However, while fans have been searching for facts to know if it will have a sequel, DreamWorks announced its sequel, Trolls World Tour or Trolls 2, set to be released in the year 2020.
Now, the question is, what are Trolls fans expecting in the forthcoming Trolls World Tour? Although the first Trolls movie looked like an acid trip through Lala land, World Tour seems like the same acid combined with a worldview that takes Trolls on a ride that is bound to feel somewhat disjointed but in the most pleasing ways. That being said, below are five interesting facts about Walt Dohrn’s upcoming musical animation.
What To Keep In Mind While You Await The Release of Trolls World Tour
1. Trolls World Tour has an Intriguing Storyline
This upcoming animated musical comedy film has an intriguing as well as a suspense-filled storyline. It follows two trolls – Poppy and Branch, as they discover the existence of six different troll tribes; this happens four years after the events in the first movie took place. Each of these tribes is also devoted to six different music genres including Country, Funk, Techno, Classical, Rock, and Pop.
While the Hard Rock Trolls Queen Barb and her father, King Thrash set out to destroy the other kinds of music, the fate of the world lies solely on Poppy and Branch. As a result, the duo goes on a courageous mission to unite all the troll tribes, in order to save their diverse melodies from becoming extinct.
2. It has an Ensemble Cast
Trolls World Tour will be featuring very interesting talents that will serve as the voices for various characters within the story. While Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake will reprise their roles as Poppy and Branch, respectively, other stars such as Ozzy Osbourne will also be joining the cast as Thrash, former King of the Hard Rock Trolls and Barb’s father.
Other cast members include Rachel Bloom (as Queen Barb, the queen of the Hard Rock Trolls), Kelly Clarkson (as Delta Dawn, the leader of the Country Troll); Mary J. Blige (as Essence Queen of the Funk Trolls); George Clinton (as King Quincy, King of the Funk Trolls; Gwen Stefani (as DJ Suki, the Trolls’ resident disc jockey); Anthony Ramos (as King Trollex, the king of the Techno Trolls); and Kunal Nayyar (as Guy Diamond, a glittery, silver, naked troll with a highly auto-tuned voice), etc.
3. It is the Fifth Animated Musical Film From DreamWorks
Yes, you heard right. Trolls World Tour is DreamWorks’ fifth musical film after Joseph: King of Dream, The Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt, and its prequel, Trolls. That’s not all; it will also be the fifth DreamWorks animation film to become a franchise, after Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon, and Shrek.
4. When Will Trolls World Tour Be Released?
According to DreamWorks, this Trolls movie is set to be released in the year 2020 by Universal Pictures. Notably, it will be Universal Pictures’ second animated theatrical film to be released in April, after Hop that came in 2011. Although the film was initially set to be launched on April 10, 2020, it was later pushed up to February 14, before being moved back to 17th April 2020.
More so, when the promotional artwork released by DreamWorks shows Poppy and Branch together with a Valentine release date below them, it prompted speculations among fans as many think that the sequel may be about an official love story between Branch and Poppy. However, these were mere speculation as nothing has been officially confirmed by DreamWorks.
5. What Songs are in Trolls World Tour?
Trolls World Tour will be scored by Theodore Shapiro and it is said to contain about 62 songs from different artists. Notable among them include The Sound of Silence (Acoustic Version by Simon & Garfunkel); Taylor Swift’s You Need to Calm Down; Jonas Brothers’ Only Human; Drake’s Money in the Grave feat. Rick Ross; and Katy Perry’s Never Really Over.
Others are I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber; Wow by Post Malone, Tyga, and Roddy Ricch; Future by Madonna feat. Quavo; Shallow by Lady Gaga; A Whole New World (End Title) from Aladdin; Sixteen by Ellie Goulding, and many others.