Magazine article Screen International

Comic-Con: 'Trolls' Footage Charms Hall H

Magazine article Screen International

Comic-Con: 'Trolls' Footage Charms Hall H

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Comic-Con has proved before that a loud response from Hall H attendees is no guarantee of commercial success (t wit, Snakes On A Plane and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), yet the musicality of Trolls and the infectious feel-good spirit that pervaded the room appered to bode well.

Kendrick voices Poppy, a colourful, cheerful troll who befriends a more sombre, grey iteration voiced by Timberlake.

Both performers, who sing in the film, took care not to render their characters into grating 2D stereotypes.

"She's got layers," Kendrick insisted. "She's messed up. She's the kind of little troll I like."

For his part Timberlake worked hard not to make his character Branch "too cantankerous."

Producer Gina Shay spoke of an important message in the film that was aimed squarely at young girls. …

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