Trolls – Behind the Scenes


Trolls is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Thomas Dam. The film was directed by Mike Mitchell and co-directed by Walt Dohrn, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger and based on a story by Erica Rivinoja. The film features the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani. The film revolves around two trolls on a quest to save their village from destruction by the Bergen, creatures who devour trolls.


Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake at the film’s preview at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
  • Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy, the princess of the Trolls.
    • Iris Dohrn voices a baby Poppy.
  • Justin Timberlake as Branch, a paranoid disgruntled Troll survivalist.
    • Liam Henry voices a younger Branch.
  • Zooey Deschanel as Bridget, a kind-hearted Bergen who works as a scullery maid to the Bergen Chef. She also had a secret crush on Prince Gristle Jr.
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Prince Gristle Jr., the prince of the Bergen.
  • Christine Baranski as the mean-spirited Chef of the Bergen.
  • Russell Brand as Creek, a Troll with a positive personality and zen-like wisdom. He later turned out to be a coward and a traitor, when he told the Bergen where the other trolls were, just so he can save himself.
  • James Corden as Biggie, a large Troll.
  • Jeffrey Tambor as King Peppy, the king of the Trolls who once led his trolls to freedom from the Bergen.
  • Ron Funches as Cooper, a giraffe-like Troll.
  • Aino Jawo as Satin, a Troll who alongside her twin sister Chenille are the most fashion forward.
  • Caroline Hjelt as Chenille, a Troll who alongside her twin sister Satin are the most fashion forward.
  • Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond, a gray glittery Troll who is always naked.
  • Quvenzhané Wallis as Harper, a Troll artist with heterochromia who paints with her hair.
  • John Cleese as King Gristle Sr., the ruler of the Bergen.