Academy And Tony Award Nominee Anna Kendrick Raises Her Voice – And Some Brightly Colored Hair – In DreamWorks Animation’s Upcoming Feature Film “Trolls”
Musical Comedy Helmed by Mike Mitchell Set to Release November 4, 2016
GLENDALE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) is lending her pipes to Poppy, the relentlessly upbeat princess at the center of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming musical comedy Trolls. Set to release November 4, 2016 by 20(th) Century Fox, DreamWorks’ Trolls is a fun-filled adventure that finally reveals what Trolls fans all over the world have been waiting for … the story behind the beloved, colorful nature of the Trolls trademark gravity-defying hair!
Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) will direct and Gina Shay (Shrek Forever After) will produce.
“Anna has proven herself to be a brilliant actress with an amazing singing voice. She’ll inject Poppy with the exact mix of spirit, sass and song that will no doubt give a whole new life to the iconic Troll dolls,” said director, Mike Mitchell.
Continuing to this day, the Troll doll phenomenon was born in 1959 when Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, too poor to afford a Christmas present for his young daughter Lajla, carved a doll for her based on the legendary Scandinavian troll. This modern-day Geppetto couldn’t have imagined that the Troll dolls would soon become one of the biggest toy crazes of the 1960s. The Trolls experienced a resurgence in the 1990s and their uniquely endearing faces and shocks of colorful hair continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world.
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