DreamWorks Animation has announced DreamWorks Trolls Holiday, a half-hour animated musical special that features the A-list talent involved in the highly successful film franchise that launched last November, is set to premiere Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The feature film DreamWorks Trolls earned more than $153 million domestically, including a $47 million opening weekend, when it was released last fall. It isn't known when the first trailer will arrive, but now that this special has been announced, it will likely be coming soon.
DreamWorks Trolls Holiday marks the return of Anna Kendrick as the voice of Poppy, Justin Timberlake as Branch and Zooey Deschanel as Bridget. The toe-tapping musical special centers on the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, who learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar. She enlists the help of Branch and the Snack Pack on a mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken.
Following its premiere on NBC, DreamWorks Trolls Holiday will be available to own on DVD and digital on Nov. 28 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. DreamWorks Trolls Holiday on DVD and digital comes packed with special bonus features, including episodes from various DreamWorks' television series. For a limited time only, the DVD also includes an exclusive gift of two DreamWorks Trolls Holiday sticker sheets. DreamWorks Trolls Holiday also will be available on Netflix beginning Dec. 6.
Alongside the holiday special, DreamWorks/RCA Records will release the soundtrack, titled Trolls Holiday, globally on Oct. 27. The seven-track album will feature musical performances from Poppy, Branch and the rest of the cast that appear in the television special. Continuing the music and dance party into 2018 and beyond, the all-new animated series DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On will premiere on Jan. 19, 2018, exclusively on Netflix. Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the hair-raising adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home.
DreamWorks Animation's Trolls movie is 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, with 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 embark on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps - trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener are the writers of DreamWorks Trolls Holiday with Joel Crawford directing. The filmmaking team from the first feature film, Gina Shay, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell, serve as executive producers with Holly Edwards producing the DreamWorks Animation production. Visit Netflix.com/TrollsTheBeatGoesOn for more information.