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Trolls World Tour is the sequel to Trolls, directed by Walt Dohrn and co-directed by David P. Smith. It will be released on April 17, 2020.

At the time of its announcement, only Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake were confirmed to reprise their roles([1]) as Poppy and Branch. On May 10, 2018, the other cast members was announced.([2])

Synopsis

Queen Poppy and Branch make a surprising discovery – there are other Troll worlds beyond their own, and their distinct differences create big clashes between these various tribes. When a mysterious threat puts all of the Trolls across the land in danger, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends must embark on an epic quest to create harmony among the feuding Trolls to unite them against certain doom.

Voice cast

  • Justin Timberlake as Branch
  • Anna Kendrick as Queen Poppy
  • James Corden as Biggie
  • Ron Funches as Cooper
  • Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond
  • Mary J. Blige as Queen Essence
  • George Clinton as King Quincy
  • Jamie Dornan as Chaz
  • Anthony Ramos as King Trollex
  • Kenan Thompson as Tiny Diamond
  • Rachel Bloom as Queen Barb
  • Ester Dean as Legsly
  • Sam Rockwell as Hickory
  • Flula Borg as Dickory
  • Karan Soni as Riff
  • Gustavo Dudamel as Trollzart
  • Chance the Rapper as Chance
  • Aino Jawo as Satin
  • Caroline Hjelt as Chenille
  • Gwen Stefani as DJ Suki
  • Kelly Clarkson as Delta Dawn
  • Ozzy Osbourne as King Thrash
  • Anderson Paak as Prince D
  • Charlyne Yi Pennywhistle
  • J Balvin as Tresillo
  • Walt Dohrn as Cloud Guy
  • Jeffrey Tambor as King Peppy
  • Justin McElroy as Techno Beat Drop Button
  • Travis McElroy
  • Griffin McElroy

Pre-Production

On February 28, 2017, Universal Pictures, the studio's new distributor and parent company since 2016, and DreamWorks Animation announced that a sequel titled Trolls 2 would be released on April 10, 2020, with Kendrick and Timberlake reprising their roles of Poppy and Branch as well as Aibel and Berger returning to write the script. In May 2017, podcasters the McElroy brothers began campaigning for roles in the film via a podcast titled "The McElroy Brothers Will Be in Trolls 2". On October 4, 2017, the release date for the sequel was moved up to February 14, 2020, as Fast & Furious 9 took its original April 10, 2020 slot. Along with the new release date, it was announced that Dohrn will be returning to direct and Shay will return to produce the sequel. On December 6, 2017, the film was pushed back to an April 17, 2020 release.

Production

In May 2018, it was confirmed that Sam Rockwell, Chance the Rapper, Anthony Ramos, Karan Soni, Flula Borg, and Jamie Dornan joined the cast. Corden, Icona Pop, Funches, Stefani and Nayyar will also reprise their roles. Following the success of the McElroy brothers podcast, DreamWorks confirmed in September 2018 that the McElroy brothers would make cameo appearances in World Tour. In October 2018, it was confirmed that Kelly Clarkson had joined the cast, and will perform an original song. A new title for the sequel, Trolls World Tour, was announced in June 2018.

Post-Production

In June 2019, along with promotional posters, new cast members have been announced, which include: J Balvin, Mary J. Blige, Rachel Bloom, George Clinton, Ester Dean and Gustavo Dudamel.

Trivia

  • Trolls will be the fifth DreamWorks Animation film to become a franchise, after Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon.
  • This will be the first DreamWorks Animation film to be released in April.
    • It will also be Universal Pictures' second animated theatrical film released in April, after Hop in 2011.
  • This is DreamWorks Animation's fifth musical film, following The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams, The Road to El Dorado, and the first film, Trolls.
  • Originally the sequel to Trolls was going to be released on April 10, 2020, but it was then moved to Valentine's Day on February 14, 2020. As of December 2017, it was moved a second time to April 17, 2020, which is closer to the first air date DreamWorks announced.
  • Because at one point promotional artwork showed Branch and Poppy together with the Valentine's release date below them, fans have speculated the sequel may be about an official love story between Branch and Poppy. However, so far this is just fan speculation and has not been confirmed in any official way by Dreamworks,
  • The film was first titled Trolls 2, but in June 12, 2018, it was retitled Trolls World Tour.
  • This will be the second DreamWorks Animation sequel not to have its music score composed by the same composer as its predecessor after Penguins of Madagascar (which was composed by Lorne Balfe); Christophe Beck composed the music score for the first film while Theodore Shapiro takes over for this film, making it the second DreamWorks Animation film to be scored by the aforementioned composer after Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
  • The scene in the first teaser when Poppy sings The Sound of Silence is an alternate shot from the original film.
  • This film is expected to mark the first time the new MPA logo would appear in the end credits for a DreamWorks Animation film or a Universal Pictures animated film.

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