New ‘Trolls World Tour’ Trailer: Rock Threatens Music in Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick-Voiced Sequel

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A new trailer has been released for Trolls World Tour, the upcoming CG-animated sequel to the 2016 film Trolls.

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return as trolls Poppy and Branch in this follow-up, which finds them discovering that they’re but one of six tribes of trolls, each of which embraces a different genre of music. Their tribe, along with others, are threatened by Queen Barb (voiced by Rachel Bloom) and her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), who want to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme.

The first film raked in $US346.8 million worldwide and was warmly received (76% on Rotten Tomatoes), so a sequel was no-brainer. The original’s director Mike Mitchell and co-director Walt Dohrn swap roles this time around, with screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger back as well. The returning team suggests that you should be in safe hands if you liked the first film, so fingers crossed.

Trolls World Tour, also featuring voice work from Sam Rockwell, Jamie Dornan, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Kenan Thompson, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and Chance the Rapper, arrives in Australia on March 26 and hits US cinemas on April 17, 2020.

Official synopsis and extended rundown for Troll World Tour:

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).

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