Footage of Dreamworks’ new animated film Trolls hit the Cannes film fest today. Various clips were shown of the new film, while two of the film’s stars, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick sang a song for the film. AwardsDaily was given a look since we’re not going to Cannes this year. I have to admit I went in thinking it would be just okay but came out thinking it would be the best thing ever. The new film based on the troll dolls creates a different kind of universe that incorporates mythic trolls and blends that with the more familiar dolls. The clips I saw were surprisingly moving, but as expected, fun and funny. The painstaking and vibrant animation includes a kind of felt scrapbook which partly tells the story. I suspect Trolls is going to be a massive hit and potentially one of the five nominated at year’s end but will have to see the final film.
The footage I saw was a showstopping vocal performance by Kendrick, with Timberlake contributing much of the film’s sound overall, choosing what songs went on the soundtrack.
Here are some pics.