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Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick Spread Happiness in Trolls

We attended an event as a guest of DreamWorks

Trolls Movie November 4th

Who remember’s Troll dolls growing up? You know the cute little dolls with chubby little fingers and toes, imperfect teeth, big bellies, those happy, infectious laughs and their vertical, vibrant, crazy hair in orange, pink, blue and yellow. I sure do! So when I was invited to preview some recent movie clips for TROLLS and participate in a panel interview, I was the one smiling ear to ear.

TROLLS by DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox will be released in theaters November 4th, 2016. From the creators of Shrek, the movie features all of our favorite troll dolls and a few new ones. At a time when our world needs more happiness, this animated comedy filled movie will serve up a dose of joy; sharing with us how to get it and keep it!

Trolls Movie Cast Interview

Walt Dorn, Co-Director shares with us, “There’s a big idea here that we’re all born with happiness. We just–sometimes we need someone to help us find it, but that we’re all born with the ability to be happy. ”

Full of familiar music classics and some new originals too! Justin Timberlake is one of the many voices behind the TROLLS characters, as he takes on the role of Branch. You’ll also discover that he is the Executive Music Producer. Taking on songs from Simon & Garfunkel; Earth, Wind and Fire and True Colors by Cindi Lauper. Justin Timberlake remarked, “I was nervous about taking on such a classic and kept wondering what is Cindi going to think.”

My personal new favorite from the movie, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”; always makes me feel better no matter what I’m doing, even when I’m driving in LA traffic.

Learning about the film Trolls

Anna Kendrick is the voice of Poppy and again shows her talent as an actor but also such a great singer; whom every troll loves, and she’s their leader. When considering the role and during negotiations, Anna wanted to know if she was going to have a jeweled belly button because they are the best trolls. They did say no, but when she found out that she would have glitter freckles; well she was in!

The banter between Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick this day was priceless, and it was a lot of fun for this writer to witness how humble, kind and real they were with each other and all of us. They joked, laughed and teased each other. I see why they were chosen as leads, the rapport between them is so natural.

Interview with the cast of DreamWorks

Other voice talents that join in the movie are Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop and Gwen Stefani.

The premise of the movie again is happiness and as in all our lives, there are elements in the world that we have to be aware of or manage. The Bergens are the pessimistic element for the trolls and are only happy with trolls in their stomach. Circumstances arise, and the sadly the trolls are in danger. So, Poppy heads off with Branch to save the day and does so with bravery and catchy little tunes.

One of my favorite clips from the movie is the hugging alarm. Yes, the trolls wear hug wristband alarms. Every hour on the hour a flower lights, twirls, and sounds; signaling it’s hugging time! It’s a trolls simple job to give a hug to another. The theory is, it only takes 7 seconds for a hug to work on the brain. Did you know this? Now imagine if we all did that daily in our lives, the world could be a much happier place.

I’m excited about this upcoming movie release! It made me smile, laugh and gave me hope for the world we live in. I’m taking a few notes from those happy, chubby little trolls; they seem to have the right idea! Happiness!!

Dreamworks Trolls

Learn more about Trolls online, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #DreamWorksTrolls.

Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball games.
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