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'Trolls' come to life in first movie trailer

The Troll dolls were originally created in 1959.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   Jan. 28, 2016 at 3:07 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Trolls released a colorful first trailer Thursday.

The preview sees the titular toys come to life as they dance to "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and "Tootsee Roll" and avoid being eaten by a Bergen.

Anna Kendrick will voice Princess Poppy, with Justin Timberlake as Branch, Gwen Stefani as DJ Suki, James Corden as Biggie and Russell Brand as Creek. Icona Pop, Ron Funches, Kunal Nayyar and GloZell also have roles.

Timberlake will also serve as executive music producer and contribute music to the film. The 34-year-old singer gave fans a first glimpse of his character on Instagram this month.

"I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event [and] couldn't be more excited that they will collide in Dreamworks' Trolls," the star told The Hollywood Reporter. "This film is very special."

Trolls is directed by Shrek Forever After director Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, and opens in theaters Nov. 4. The movie follows polar opposites Princess Poppy and Branch as they venture beyond their home and encounter Bergens.

Kendrick previously voiced Courtney in ParaNorman, and will next star in The Hollars with John Krasinski. Timberlake, who lent his voice to Shrek the Third and Yogi Bear, last released part 2 of The 20/20 Experience in 2013.

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