Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and the rest of the stellar voice cast for Trolls World Tour ave debuted a set of 21 colorful, quirky character posters for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel. In an homage to concert culture, each poster features a troll’s upraised hand throwing horns and showing off an arm full of personality-appropriate wristbands.
Hitting theaters April 17, 2020, Trolls World Tour follows the musical 2016 hit with an adventure that takes Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) far beyond what they’ve ever known. When our heroes discover that they are part of just one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music — Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock — their world is about to get a lot bigger, and a whole lot louder!
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
Cast as members of the different musical tribes is one the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever assembled for an animated film. From the land of Funk are Mary J. Blige, George Clinton and Anderson .Paak. Representing Country is Kelly Clarkson as Delta Dawn, with Sam Rockwell as Hickory and Flula Borg as Dickory. J Balvin brings Reggaeton, while Ester Dean adds to the Pop tribe. Anthony Ramos brings the beat in Techno and Jamie Dornan covers smooth jazz. World-renowned conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel appears as Trollzart and Charlyne Yi as Pennywhistle from the land of Classical. And Kenan Thompson raps as a hip-hop newborn Troll named Tiny Diamond.
Trolls World Tour is directed by Walt Dohrn (co-director on Trolls) and produced by returning producer Gina Shay. The film is co-directed by David P. Smith and co-produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, both of whom worked on the first film. The sequel will again feature original music by Justin Timberlake, who earned an Oscar nomination for his song for 2016’s Trolls, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” and a score by Theodore Shapiro (2016’s Ghostbusters, The Devil Wears Prada).