Trolls World Tour is the animated sequel to Trolls and follows the journey of the Pop Trolls as they learn about other music genres that exist in their world by meeting Country Trolls, Funk Trolls, Jazz Trolls and more.
The movie was released in early March, just as lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were beginning. It was made available to rent or buy, and the animated picture became a streaming sensation for parents looking to keep kids occupied.
The film begins with Queen Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick, excited and relieved to continue living in a world of harmony after the prequel. This harmony quickly disintegrates at the hands of Queen Barb, the leader of the Hard Rock Trolls. Queen Barb, voiced by Rachel Bloom, has concocted a plan to rid the entire troll kingdom of all music besides hard rock.
Upon discovering the plan, Poppy sets out with Branch, a fellow Pop Troll voiced by Justin Timberlake, to stop Barb and once again save the world. While on this journey, Poppy and Branch are thrown in jail, introduced to new genres of music and, to complicate things even more, they start to fall for each other.
Throughout the movie, Poppy must expand her own views on diversity and be more inclusive to truly unite the troll kingdom. With the addition of Rock Trolls, Country Trolls and Jazz Trolls comes great music.
The Trolls World Tour soundtrack mixes genres and decades, with several great throwback songs from the late ’80s and ’90s and a multitude of familiar songs from the early 2000s. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Although Trolls World Tour is intended for a young audience, the lessons it teaches can appeal to anyone. In a time when people often find themselves on opposing sides, a movie as simple as this stands to remind everyone that in order to live in harmony, one must be willing to accept and work with those who are different. Plus, who doesn’t love a mashup that combines “Wannabe” “Who Let The Dogs Out” “Gangnam Style” and more?