DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film Trolls has officially been granted a release date of October 28, 2016 in China. The film, which bows in the U.S. on November 4th, will be distributed locally in China by DreamWorks Animation’s joint venture Oriental DreamWorks.
“China has long been an incredibly important and fiercely loyal market for DreamWorks Animation and we’re thrilled to able to open ‘Trolls’ on a perfect date in the thick of our global rollout,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. “Oriental DreamWorks continues to be an invaluable partner to us, exemplified by the record-breaking opening for ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ in China and we look forward to continuing that partnership momentum with ‘Trolls’ in October.”
“‘Trolls’ combines amazing artistry and humor with a universal theme of happiness that will resonate with Chinese audiences and we cannot wait to share this story with our fans,” said Oriental DreamWorks’ Head of Studio and Chief Creative Officer Melissa Cobb. “As distributors, we feel that we have a fantastic release date, which perfectly positions us for continued success in the marketplace.”
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.
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
Utilizing music to further the film’s narrative, Executive Music Producer Justin Timberlake leads the Trolls soundtrack featuring five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani, in addition to a number of classic hits from the ’60s through the ’80s.