Dreamwork’s musical ‘Trolls’ adds Anna Kendrick
The world can’t get enough of Anna Kendrick, the popular actor has taken another role for a 2016 film, this time lending her voice to character of Poppy in the DreamWorks Animation’s musical “Trolls.” The film is actually based on the very popular crazy-haired dolls that were hit from the 1960s to the late 1990s.
Mike Mitchell is set to direct “Trolls” for 20th Century Fox, the studio gave the film a very competitive release date, setting the premiere for Nov. 4, 2016. “Anna has proven herself to be a brilliant actress with an amazing singing voice,” Mitchell said. “She’ll inject Poppy with the exact mix of spirit, sass and song that will no doubt give a whole new life to the iconic Troll dolls.”
The latest film from DreamWorks Animation, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ did very well in its opening-weekend, but failed to beat out ’22 Jumpstreet’ domestically.
Continuing to this day, the Troll doll phenomenon was born in 1959 when Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, too poor to afford a Christmas present for his young daughter Lajla, carved a doll for her based on the legendary Scandinavian troll. This modern-day Geppetto couldn’t have imagined that the Troll dolls would soon become one of the biggest toy crazes of the 1960s. The Trolls experienced a resurgence in the 1990s and their uniquely endearing faces and shocks of colorful hair continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world.