'Trolls' Trailer: Meet Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick's Animated Characters
Setting the scene with some treacherous sounding instrumentals, Justin Timberlake is introduced as the gloomy troll Branch in the brand new trailer for the upcoming Dreamworks movie Trolls. Locked away in a survival bunker, Timberlake plays the ever-unenthusiastic character whose one goal is to stay away from his polar opposite troll -- Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick.
The plot of the film revolves around a dangerous creature that threatens to destroy Poppy’s happy-go-lucky lifestyle, and the two characters need to work together to survive. Despite Timberlake's dour character, his feel-good song "Can’t Stop the Feeling" brightens the mood of the trailer. It also lit up the Billboard charts, soaring to a historic No. 1 for the artist on Adult Pop Songs after debuting atop the Hot 100. Timberlake’s upbeat rhythm and lyrics, combined with the preview’s colorful graphics and Branch’s pessimistic personality, provide for an interesting trailer -- and hopefully an even better movie.