Trolls Holiday

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Trolls Holiday
Trolls Holiday DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Genre
Based onTreasure Toys (Holiday Edition)
Written byJosh Bycel
Jonathan Fener
Directed byJoel Crawford
Starring
Narrated byKevin Michael Richardson
ComposerJeff Morrow
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producersMike Mitchell
Walt Dohrn
Gina Shay
ProducerHolly Edwards
Running time30 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original release
  • November 24, 2017 (2017-11-24)

Trolls Holiday is a 2017 Christmas special that premiered on NBC on November 24, 2017. Based on the film Trolls, the half-hour Christmas special was directed by Joel Crawford and produced by DreamWorks Animation. The main cast all reprised their roles as their respective characters, most notably Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, and Zooey Deschanel as Poppy, Branch, and Bridget, respectively.

Plot[edit]

After the Bergen Town tradition of eating Trolls on Trollstice is abolished, the Bergens have no holidays left to celebrate. Poppy, who has received numerous cards from the Bergens celebrating different days of the week or times of day, decides to share Troll holidays with the Bergens. She enlists the Snack Pack and her friend Branch, unfamiliar with being happy, to head to Bergen Town on a bus driven by Cloud Guy. Upon traveling through a strange wormhole, the Trolls arrive in Bergen Town.

The Trolls show Queen Bridget and King Gristle their holiday traditions, but the spectacle overwhelms the Bergens. Bridget angrily snaps at Poppy, telling her to leave and give them some space. Heartbroken, Poppy departs Bergen Town for the forest with her friends in pursuit. Poppy tells Branch of her fear that she might have lost Bridget's friendship forever. Branch tries to cheer her up by singing songs pointing out where she went wrong. Meanwhile, back in Bergen Town, Bridget and Gristle start to regret how hard they both were on the Trolls, and Bridget acknowledges that Poppy cares about the Bergens.

Poppy soon realizes that she was so busy trying to celebrate with the Bergens that she was not listening to Bridget's needs. When Poppy and Branch return to Bergen Town, they find that the entire town is decorated with decorations made by the Bergens. Poppy and Bridget apologize to each other, and Branch finally cracks a smile to Poppy and Bridget’s delight. The Bergens and the Trolls all celebrate their new holiday, Troll-A-Bration, together.

Cast[edit]

  • Anna Kendrick as Queen Poppy, the sweet and optimistic Queen of the Trolls.
  • Justin Timberlake as Branch, an over-cautious but good-hearted survivalist Troll.
  • Zooey Deschanel as Queen Bridget, a former scullery maid who befriended the Trolls and became Queen of the Bergens.
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse as King Gristle Jr., the King of the Bergens.
  • James Corden as Biggie, a large, friendly Troll and one of Poppy's friends.
  • Ron Funches as Cooper, a hip giraffe-like Troll and one of Poppy's friends.
  • Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond, a glittery, naked Troll with a highly auto-tuned voice and one of Poppy's friends.
  • Icona Pop as Satin and Chenille, twin Trolls who are conjoined by their hair and love fashion and two of Poppy's friends.
  • Walt Dohrn as:
    • Smidge, a small yet brave female Troll with a masculine voice and one of Poppy's friends.
    • Fuzzbert, a Troll completely covered with green hair with only his legs visible and one of Poppy's friends.
    • Cloud Guy, an eccentric anthropomorphic cloud.
  • Curtis Stone as Todd, a royal guard that works for the Bergen Royal Family.
  • Mike Mitchell as Chad, a royal guard that works for the Bergen Royal Family.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Mr. Dinkles, Biggie's pet worm and the narrator of the special.

Soundtrack[edit]

A soundtrack featuring seven songs from the special was released on October 27, 2017 by RCA Records.[1]

All tracks are written by Eric Goldman, Michael Corcoran.

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Lookin' for a Holiday"Eric Goldman, Michael Corcoran
  • Anna Kendrick
  • James Corden
  • Ron Funches
  • Icona Pop
  • Kunal Nayyar
0:50
2."Holiday"Curtis Hudson, Lisa Stevens
  • Kendrick
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Corden
  • Funches
  • Icona Pop
  • Nayyar
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • The Bergens
2:50
3."The Holla-Day for You"David P. Smith, Eric Goldman, Michael Corcoran, Killian Gray
  • Kendrick
  • Timberlake
  • Deschanel
  • Corden
  • Funches
  • Icona Pop
  • Nayyar
  • Mintz-Plasse
2:10
4."Double-Down Speed Round"David P. Smith, Eric Goldman, Michael Corcoran, Killian Gray
  • Kendrick
  • Timberlake
  • Corden
  • Funches
  • Icona Pop
  • Nayyar
2:18
5."Love Train"Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  • Kendrick
  • Timberlake
  • Corden
  • Funches
  • Icona Pop
  • Nayyar
  • Walt Dohrn
  • Connor Jablonowski
2:21
6."Friend Medley"Andrew Gold, Bill Withers, John Deacon, Jalil Hutchins, Lawrence Smith
  • Timberlake
  • The Forest Creatures
  • The Bergens
2:08
7."Trolls Holiday Score Suite" Jeff Morrow5:15
Total length:17:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 97
US Billboard 200[3] 109
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[4] 7

Release[edit]

The special premiered on NBC on November 24, 2017 (Black Friday).[5]

Ratings[edit]

The premiere of Trolls Holiday attracted 5.36 million viewers, with a 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic. It is the second most watched program of the night, behind How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, with 5.78 million viewers.[6]

Home media[edit]

Trolls Holiday was released on DVD on November 28, 2017 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, making it the first DreamWorks Animation DVD release to be distributed by said company. It was streamed to Netflix on December 6.[1] Select episodes of other DreamWorks television series (i.e. Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh and Spirit Riding Free) accompanied the special on the DVD while an episode of Dawn of the Croods accompanied the special's digital release, replacing the Spirit episode. In 2019, it was released on Blu-Ray for the first time in the US, featured on Dreamworks - The Ultimate Holiday Collection box set, which also included holiday shorts featuring Dreamworks Animation characters and the feature length film, Rise of the Guardians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Animation Magazine. "'DreamWorks Trolls Holiday' Musical Special Set for NBC". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #450". auspOp. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 322. ISBN 9781476672939.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (November 28, 2017) "‘Trolls Holiday’ adjusts up, ‘Grammys Greatest Stories’ adjusts down: Friday final ratings" TV by The Numbers.

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