The “Shrek” series made billions of dollars for DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox over the years — $3.5 billion to be exact — and so much so DreamWorks is hoping to bring the series back after four films and one spin-off.
In the meantime, the directors and producers of “Shrek Forever After”— director Mike Mitchell, co-director Walt Dohrn and Gina Shay — are re-teaming once again, this time for a new animated movie, “Trolls,” which brings the ’90s toy phenomenon to life. Here’s the official 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.
Voiced by an all-star cast — 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 (whew!), additionally — Timberlake is writing original music for the film, including the single “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” which was released earlier this year, complete with a video directed by Mark Romanek.
Check out the new trailer for “Trolls” which hits theaters everywhere on November 4th.