The Trolls are coming! To get ready for DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox's new hair-raising adventure Trolls, Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Russell Brand, Icona Pop, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayyar have all taken to Twitter to reveal their characters! Check out their tweets below to get your first look at the Trolls characters before their motion picture debut on November 4, 2016.
DreamWorks Animation's Trolls is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of Shrek, Trolls stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known.
Justin Timberlake will write and perform original songs for this DreamWorks Animation comedy. His character Branch is a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors. About the project, the pop star had this to say.
"I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event [and] couldn't be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks' Trolls. This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can't wait for everyone to experience it all."
Shrek Forever After duo Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn co-directed Trolls, which is produced by Gina Shay. The comedy adventure is based on the iconic dolls made popular in the 60s. About bringing Justin Timberlake in, DreamWorks Animation's co-presidents of feature animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria had this to say.
"Justin is an amazingly versatile artist and producer whose unprecedented creative talents provide a unique voice and sound for our movie. Trolls is a comedy with fantastic music at its core and we can't think of a more perfect artist to elevate this soundtrack to incredible heights."
While Justin Timberlake will be heard singing in the movie, it isn't known if Gwen Stefani and Anna Kendrick will be lending their vocal talents as well. You can check out all the main characters here, which include Justin Timberlake as Branch, Anna Kendrick as Poppy, Gwen Stefani as DJ Suki, James Corden as Biggie, Russell Brand as Creek, Icona Pop as The Fashionistas, Ron Funches as Cooper and Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond.