I don’t care how old I am, I adore a good animated feature. Maybe it’s because it brings out the kid in me. Or maybe it’s because I know I’m going to leave the experience feeling happy. That’s exactly what happened with I watch DreamWorks Trolls, out on DVD and Blu-ray February 7, 2017.
When Trolls hit theaters in 2016 it received an “A” from CinemaScore and a Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. I can absolutely see why as the music and brightly colored animation makes it a fun ride. As much as I love a critical darling, I prefer to turn to my favorite real-life tiny critics, my 3-yr old nieces and 5-yr old nephew.
Well, the verdict is in and they loved it. One of my nieces, said, “It was awesome.” My nephew enjoyed singing and dancing along to “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” written by Justin Timberlake for the movie. I couldn’t agree with them more.
If you’re not familiar with Trolls, it follows the adventures of trolls Poppy and Branch. After a loud party of singing and dancing draws the attention of the evil Bergens to Troll Village, Poppy and Branch must find a way to rescue their friends. Can an optimist and a curmudgeon find a way to work together before their friends become Bergen dinner?
The movie, from Shrek veterans Mike Mitchel and Walt Dohrn features an all-star cast of voices. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick lead the cast as Poppy and Branch. While Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Jeffery Tambor and Ron Funches also lend their voices to the rest of the happy gang of Trolls. Zooey Deschanel, John Cleese, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Christine Baranski showcase their vocal talents as the pessimistic Bergens.
One of my favorite features of the Trolls Party Edition (available on Digital HD (Jan 24), DVD and Blu-ray (Feb 7th)), is all the fun extras:
- Party Mode – Sing, dance and laugh along with the Trolls in this engaging, interactive feature.*
*PLUS, only on Blu-ray: use your remote to conTROLL fun on-screen moments!
- Travel Through Troll Village – Cloud Guy narrates a fun exploration of Troll Village.
- The Potion for Stop-Motion – Part behind-the-scenes, part stop-motion tutorial, this featurette explores the process of creating Poppy’s visually stunning scrapbook.
- Creating Troll Magic – Trolls Production Designer Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin leads a kid-friendly exploration of her role as production designer on the film before highlighting four key stages of creating the animation with detailed visuals of each stage.
- Troll 2 Troll – Poppy and Branch have a friendly debate on important topics such as “Cat vs. Dog.”*
- Inside the Bunker – An in-depth exploration of Branch’s “special” place, narrated by Cloud Guy.*
- Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director, Mike Mitchell and Co-Director, Walt Dohrn.
*Blu-ray and Digital HD only
The Party Mode is probably my favorite. As anyone with kids in their life knows, they love to watch movies over and over and over. With Party Mode, you can make watching Trolls a more interactive experience. They can sing-along with the music, give each other high-fives when Cloud Guy appears, and much more. It’s a great way to make movie night, even more, fun.
For more information on where to buy Trolls visit the Trolls Website.
You can purchase Trolls merchandise at Target.
Have you seen Trolls? What is your favorite moment?
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