Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

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Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Trolls The Beat Goes On poster.png
Genre
Based on Trolls
by DreamWorks Animation
Developed by Matthew Beans
Voices of
Theme music composer Jeannie Lurie, Mia Minichiello, and Matias Mora
Opening theme "Hair in the Air"
by Amanda Leighton and Skylar Astin
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 19
Production
Executive producer(s) Matthew Beans
Producer(s) Frank Molieri (supervising)
Running time
  • 22 minutes (half-hours)
  • 11 minutes (segments)
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Release
Original network Netflix (Worldwide)
Pop (UK)
Super RTL (Germany)
Frisbee (Italy)
ABC Me (Australia)
Family Channel (Canada)
DreamWorks Channel (Asia & MENA)
TV Tokyo (Japan)
Original release January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19) – present (present)
External links
Website

Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is a 2018 American animated television series produced by DreamWorks Animation that is based on the 3D computer-animated romantic comedy musical film Trolls. The series premiered on Netflix on January 19, 2018 exclusively in the United States, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Nordics, Benelux, and France.[1] Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, Kari Wahlgren, Sam Lerner, David Kaye, David Fynn, Sean T. Krishnan, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Fryda Wolff provide the new voices for Poppy, Branch, Bridget, King Gristle, King Peppy, Biggie, Guy Diamond, Smidge, and DJ Suki and Satin & Chenille for this series respectively; only Ron Funches and Walt Dohrn reprise their roles as Cooper and Cloud Guy, also respectively.[2] Matt Lowe also voices Creek in the series, who returns in "Creek Week".

Matthew Beans developed the series, with music from Alex Geringas and original songs by Alana Da Fonseca.[3] 52 11-minute segments have been made, according to the promotional poster. James Zahn of The Rock Father confirmed that there would be a second season.[4] It was streamed on March 9 and consists of seven episodes.[5]

The third season was released on August 24, 2018.[6] The fourth season will be released on November 2, 2018.[7]

Plot[edit]

The show picks up where the film Trolls left off; the series will follow Queen Poppy, Branch, the Snack Pack and the other Trolls, and their Bergen pals, as they experience everyday life in Troll Village.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Skylar Astin as Branch, an over-cautious and good-hearted Troll survivalist, and Felt Troll.
  • Amanda Leighton as Poppy, the optimistic queen of the Trolls.
  • Kari Wahlgren as Bridget, Poppy's best friend.
    • Wahlgren also voices Bernice, a Bergen, Bella Brightly,a troll, Harper, another troll who is very artistic, Mags Gumdrop and Old Lady Bergen.
  • Sam Lerner as King Gristle, the leader of the Bergens.
  • Sean T. Krishnan as Guy Diamond, a glittery, silver naked troll with a highly Auto-tuned voice, Tae-Kwon-Kevin and Fang Flower.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Smidge, a troll with an extremely deep voice.
    • Richardson also voices Groth, a Bergen, and Chad and Todd, the guards of the Royal Bergen family, Eyestalk, Maitre D', Foreman, Klaus Von Frousting, Tae-Kwon-Joe, Toby, Fang Flowers, Certai Death and Spider.
  • Fryda Wolff as DJ Suki, the Trolls' resident disk jockey, Satin and Chenille, twins who are joined by their hair, Dr. Moonbloom, Gemma Fur and Gia Grooves.
  • David Fynn as Biggie, a chubby, friendly troll, Mr. Dinkles, his pet worm, and Sir Tandeth.
  • Ron Funches as Cooper, a giraffe-like troll who walks on all fours.
  • Walt Dohrn as Cloud Guy, an anthropomorphic cloud who often makes fun of Branch.
  • Matt Lowe as Creek, a troll with zen-like wisdom, and Aspen Heitz.
  • David Kaye as King Peppy, the former leader of the Trolls and Poppy's father.
  • Declan Churchil Carter as Keith, a young troll.
  • Abby Ryder Fortson as Priscilla, a young troll.
  • Gary Cole as Sky Toronto, the boss and owner of Sky Toronto's Party Shop
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as Master Controll, a troll.
  • Arnie Pantoja as Archer Pastry, a creature who is part of a group called "The Party Crashers" and a new friend to Poppy and the Trolls.
  • Sainty Nelsen as Nova Swift.
  • Jonah Platt as Milton Moss
  • David Koechner as Buzby, a Bergen.
  • Pat Pinney as Nangus, a Bergen who is in charge of the dungeon.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16January 19, 2018
27March 9, 2018
36August 24, 2018

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1a1a"A New Bergen-ing"Allan Jacobson, Spencer Laudiero, and Jim MortensenStory by : Hannah Friedman
Teleplay by : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by : Marcelo De Souza, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi, Ruolin Li, Howie Perry, Stan Ruiz, and Sang Eun Song
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Queen Poppy invites the Bergens to a party, leaving the other trolls horrified.
1b1b"Laugh-Out Cloud"Alex Almaguer and Howie PerryWritten by : Matt Ackels
Storyboard by : Noel Belknap
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Cloud Guy offers to end a drought, but only if Branch becomes his best friend for a day.
2a2a"Two-Party System"Spencer Laudiero and Jim MortensenWritten by : Matt Ackels
Storyboard by : Dennis Messner, Stan Ruiz, and Sang Eun Song
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Poppy faces a dilemma after she learns that Bridget and Branch both share the same birthday.
2b2b"Fun Branch"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : Nate Federman
Storyboard by : Sang Eun Song
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Branch invites the Snack Pack into his survival bunker in order to prove he's fun.
3a3a"Royal Review"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiWritten by : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by : Kevin Frank
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
A nervous Poppy awaits for her performance as queen.
3b3b"Funishment"Spencer Laudiero and Jim MortensenWritten by : Elaine Carroll
Storyboard by : Onno De Jong, Marcelo De Souza, Ian Freedman, and Howie Perry
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Poppy has to implement discipline in her kingdom when Cooper accidentally steals a Bergen's pie.
4a4a"Bad News Bergens"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiWritten by : Marissa Berlin
Storyboard by : Ruolin Li
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Poppy signs the trolls up for Bergenball.
4b4b"Unhealthy Competition"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : Marissa Berlin
Storyboard by : Noel Belknap
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Smidge's stoutberry juice and Guy Diamond's Glitterade are rivaled.
5a5a"Cloudy with a Chance of Hugs"Jim MortensenWritten by : John D'Arco
Storyboard by : Marcelo De Souza
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
When Poppy and Cloud Guy hang out on Hug Day (a day where Trolls can only hug one another), a jealous Branch fears that Poppy's hug will be gone.
5b5b"Creek Week"Brian Hatfield and Spencer LaudieroWritten by : Julia Miranda
Storyboard by : Stan Ruiz and Portlynn Tagavi
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
After he survived being eaten at the end of Trolls, a reformed Creek returns to Troll Village.
6a6a"The Giver"Naz Ghodrati-Azadi and Bryan NewtonWritten by : John D'Arco
Storyboard by : Ruolin Li
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Poppy must figure out who left some gifts every harvest moon.
6b6b"Bellow Bug Day"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : Nate Federman
Storyboard by : Noel Belknap
January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Things go from bad to worse when Poppy tries to fix a holiday.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
7a1a"Prank Day"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : John D'Arco, Nate Federman and Alex Reid
Storyboard by : Noel Belknap, Yaron Farkash and Portlynn Tagavi
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
This Prank Day, Poppy and Branch must outprank each other in order to earn the title of "Prank Master".
7b1b"Adventures in Dinkles-Sitting"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiWritten by : Cam Baity
Storyboard by : Ruolin Li
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Poppy and Branch agree to babysit Mr. Dinkles, but things take a detour (for Branch, anyway).
8a2a"Eye'll Be Watching You"Alex AlmaguerStory by : Hannah Friedman and Sam Friedman
Teleplay by : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by : Noel Belknap, Howie Perry and Sang Eun Song
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Branch creates a safety monitor for the village.
8b2b"Sorry Not Sorry"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiWritten by : Marissa Berlin
Storyboard by : Kevin Frank
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
After upsetting Bridget—and to think that Bergens apologize—Gristle seeks help from Poppy on doing so.
9a3a"Big Poppy"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by : Amy Mai
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Poppy competes at a rap battle in order to save DJ Suki's show.
9b3b"Neighbor War"Brian HatfieldWritten by : Alex Reid
Storyboard by : Fabien Tong and Portlynn Tagavi
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Branch's plans go wrong when it comes to drive Sky Toronto away.
10a4a"Remote Out of Control"Brian Hatfield and Zesung KangWritten by : Nate Federman and Alex Reid
Storyboard by : Marcelo De Souza and Portlynn Tagavi
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Smidge, Guy, Cooper and Biggie steal Branch's remote control—whom he dubs it "Gary"—and take it out for a spin.
10b4b"Critter Comfort"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiWritten by : Matthew Beans and Nate Federman
Storyboard by : Kevin Frank and Pat Pakula
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
It doesn't help matters when Poppy "helps" a bunch of Swampkins.
11a5a"The Poppy Horror Picture Show"Naz Ghodrati-Azadi and Brian HatfieldWritten by : Julia Miranda
Storyboard by : Kevin Frank
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
A scary story frightens Biggie so much, he hides away.
11b5b"Dinkles Dinkles Little Star"Brian Hatfield, Spencer Laudiero and Greg MillerWritten by : Matt Ackels
Storyboard by : Marcelo De Souza
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Biggie hires a confidence coach to include Mr. Dinkles in a pet show.
12a6a"The Party Games"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiWritten by : John D'Arco and Alex Reid
Storyboard by : Ruolin Li
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Guy is dumbfounded when a new Party Games contestant arrives.
12b6b"Trolly Tales"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : Nate Federman and Alex Reid
Storyboard by : Amy Mai
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
On the kids' first day in the library, Branch and Poppy relive some old tales.
13a7a"Model Behavior"Alex AlmaguerWritten by : John D'Arco
Storyboard by : Yaron Farkash
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
Satin and Chenille put on a fashion show.
13b7b"Pillow War"Jim MortensenWritten by : Nate Federman
Storyboard by : Pat Pakula and Fabien Tong
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)
The village puts on a pillow fight in order for one to win the very comfortable Pillow of Destiny.

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
14a1a"The Imposter"Zesung Kang and Jim MortensenJohn D'Arco
Storyboards by: Marcelo de Souza and Lexy Naut
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Someone poses as one of the Trolls, and Poppy and Branch must figure out who that imposter is.
14b1b"The Frenemy"Alex AlmaguerMatthew Beans, Nate Federman, and Julie Yorks
Storyboards by: Amy Mai
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Picking up where the last episode left off, the Snack Pack investigate their newfound imposter.
15a2a"Hair-Jitsu"Alex AlmaguerJohn D'Arco
Storyboards by: Amy Mai
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Branch must learn about the patience of "hair-jitsu".
15b2b"Crushin' It"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiLindsay Kerns
Storyboards by: Kevin Frank and Portlynn Tagavi
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Smidge becomes heartstruck.
16a3a"Meet the Peppy"Zesung KangLindsay Kerns
Storyboards by: Fabien Tong
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
To impress King Peppy during a Swag Stag hunt, Branch invents a tall tale he has to keep up with.
16b3b"Party Crash Course"Zesung KangJulia Yorks
Storyboards by: Marcelo De Souza
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
DJ Suki takes Poppy's crash course in party hosting.
17a4a"Trolly Tales 2"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiLindsay Kerns
Storyboards by: Ruolin Li
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
The Trolls try to entertain Archer Pastry with a series of Troll stories.
17b4b"Rainbowmageddon"Zesung KangStory by: Mitch Watson
Teleplay by: Nate Federman and Lindsay Kerns
Storyboards by: Yaron Farkash
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Cloud Guy offers to fix a local rainbow in urgent need of repair.
18a5a"Coop, Where's My Guy?"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiNate Federman
Storyboards by: Ruolin Li
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Cooper leads Poppy and Branch in an unfortunate way to find Guy Diamond in time for his party.
18b5b"Fluffleberry Quest"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiAlex Reid
Storyboards by: Portlynn Tagavi
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
The Snack Pack learn about Branch's Fluffleberry cake recipe.
19a6a"FOMO-OPUP"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiJulia Yorks
Storyboards by: Portlynn Tagavi
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Guy Diamond enlists the Snack Pack to hunt down Nova Swift's next pop-up party.
19b6b"Lost in the Woods"Zesung KangNate Federman
Storyboards by: Fabien Tong
August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)
Lost in Troll Forest, Poppy and Archer must learn to trust each other.

Soundtrack[edit]

DreamWorks Trolls - The Beat Goes On! (Music From the TV Series)
Soundtrack album by Cast of Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Released March 16, 2018
Genre Soundtrack
Length 34:00
Label RCA Records

Songs[edit]

All tracks written by Da Fonseca and Yaeger except written.

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Hair In The Air"Jeannie Lurie, Mia Minichiello, & Matias MoraAmanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, & Ensemble2:16
2."Happily Ever After" Leighton, Astin, & Ensemble2:34
3."One and Only Love" Kari Wahlgren, Sam Lerner2:22
4."Sunshine All the Time" Fryda Wolff2:35
5."Best Day Ever" Leighton2:32
6."Party On" Kevin Michael Richardson2:20
7."Forgive Me (Show Version)" Astin2:24
8."Move Ya Body" Walt Dohrn2:42
9."The Other Side of the Storm" Leighton, Astin2:58
10."Happy Prank Day" Leighton, Ensemble Cast2:18
11."Rap Battle Suite" Leighton, Richardson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, David Fynn2:15
12."Dance It Out" Leighton2:49
13."The Winners" Leighton2:22
14."Forgive Me (Remix)" Astin2:22

Broadcast[edit]

The series was released internationally on Netflix. It was also released in the United Kingdom on Pop, in Australia on ABC Me, and in Canada on Family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Animation Magazine. "'DreamWorks Trolls Holiday' Musical Special Set for NBC". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "TV - Trolls". DreamWorks Animation. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Animation Magazine. "DreamWorks & Netflix Plan 6 New Series, Date 'Trolls' Toon". Animation Magazine. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. ^ James Zahn (January 19, 2018). "Trolls: The Beat Goes On! The Toys of Troll Village and a New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette!". The Rock Father. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  5. ^ McLean, Tom (February 23, 2018). "'DreamWorks Trolls' Returns March 9 with 7 New Episodes". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/25/17612334/new-netflix-movies-tv-shows-august-2018
  7. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BokRYrpBBfG/?taken-by=trolls

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