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Trolls is an upcoming 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film based on the Troll dolls by Thomas Dam. Produced by DreamWorks Animation, it is being directed by Mike Mitchell and co-directed by Walt Dohrn, with Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake providing the voices of the main characters. The film is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016, by 20th Century Fox.
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
On June 23, 2010, DreamWorks Animation announced plans to create a film based on the toys, under the direction of Tim Hill. The brother–sister writing team of Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio were set to write the screenplay, and Dannie Festa of Festa Entertainment to executive produce. In June 2012, it was reported that Chloë Grace Moretz will voice the female lead, while the role of the male lead, Masklin, had been offered to Jason Schwartzman. In September 2012, 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation announced that the film with the working title Trolls would be released on June 5, 2015, with Anand Tucker set to direct the film, written by Wallace Wollodarsky and Maya Forbes. Moretz and Schwartzman have also been confirmed to lend their voices. Peter Ramsey, the director of Rise of the Guardians, said that Trolls is partially based on a Terry Pratchett novel. In May 2013, the film was pushed back for a year to November 4, 2016. Same month, DreamWorks Animation announced that Mike Mitchell and Erica Rivinoja has been hired as a director and screenplay writer to "reimagine" the film as a musical comedy, which will present the origin of the Trolls' colorful hair.
On April 11, 2013, DreamWorks Animation announced that it has acquired the intellectual property for the Trolls franchise from the Dam Family and Dam Things. DreamWorks Animation, which has "big plans for the franchise," has become the exclusive worldwide licensor of the merchandise rights, except for Scandinavia, where Dam Things remains the licensor.