Dreamworks is hoping Mike Mitchell, animator on two Shrek films and director of Shrek Forever After, can do for trolls what he was able to do for green ogres. Mitchell is at the helm of Trolls, an animated comedy based on the little dolls populating office desks and car windows the world over.
Featuring the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Quvenzhané Wallis, with John Cleese and Gwen Stefani, the story sounds like a twist on the Smurfs' frequent run-ins with Gargamel. Here's the synopsis:
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny and irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.
Featuring music by Timberlake, Trolls hits theaters on November 4th.