In theaters November 4
We were super lucky to get invited to the press junket held b DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox a couple of weekends ago for the movie Trolls. Contributor Kandis had a blast and she was super lucky to be on the same room with Justin Timberland and the rest of the cast. We have some insights for you below as well as a movie review without spoilers.
Did we like it?
Yes we did. Even if you are not a Trolls fan you will be entertained by the movie. and it is a movie the whole family can enjoy. It is a very cute colorful adventure with messages of never giving up and always being proud of who you are. The sound track as expected is awesome.
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Meet the cast
When you know you are going to be on the same room with Justin Timberland and Anna Kendrick you know it is going to be a good day. After a very fun day full of good food and some crafts, we got to meet the cast and directors of the Movie Trolls. Here is a little bit of what they told us about the music in the movie.
The group of bloggers asked Justin Timberland What were some of the unique challenges between doing the songs that are covers versus your own songs?
J.T: Well, every song was pretty situational, whether it be for a comedic purpose or I guess, dramatic purpose. So I think you really just kind of break down each moment and you know, at the end of the day it’s theatrical as well.
For instance, there were some great opportunities to write songs to use almost like you’re writing your own source music. The roller-skating scene to write the song for Ariana Grande, that worked out. I saw the scene and they had something else tempted in there and went back and sort of rethought that.
But when you’re using a song like The Sound of Silence, as soon as you hear those two opening, it’s so recognizable that immediately all the adults in the room laugh.
And then with something like True Colors, I can’t imagine actually having to write a song after hearing that in that scene and just it literally is like it worked so well. I’ll shut up now.
As for Anna Kendrick, she told us about why she wanted to be part of another movie with music on it. What attracted you that made this particular project different than any other musical element?
Anna Kendrick: Well, I think music and animation, I grew up in an era when all animated films were musicals, so that made perfect sense to me. And I didn’t know that, when I signed on I didn’t know how much of it was going to be covers and that just made it even more fun. Because I already knew the words and stuff.
But, when I was recording Sounds of Silence I was like, “Oh my God, my dad is going to be so excited,” because we listened to this in the car when I was growing up. Singing these songs is just so cool. Like I can’t believe I get to do it.
So, I mean, I would say that because if Justin had been a part of it before I signed on that would have obviously been a huge factor. And so the fact that he came on after that I was like, “This is like getting better and better. Like is someone going to give me a Ferrari next? This is the best job I’ve ever had.”
About the movie
From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.