Coronavirus got you feeling housebound? Self-isolation has you craving human interaction at every turn? Well you’re not alone.
While grounding ourselves is for the greater good. It does have us missing the days of structure and schedule, verses what now feels like endless days that mesh into one. Nonetheless, we still carry on with basic routines. Wake up, brush our teeth, go to the kitchen and interact with the person living in our fridge….at least that’s what Anna Kendrick is experiencing.
The actress along with Justin Timberlake returns in Trolls World Tour, an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. This adventure will take them well beyond what they’ve known before. Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
The music video for “Don’t Slack” features Timberlake and Anderson .Paak trying to cheer up Kendrick in her home. Although this video was shot in February – weeks before quarantines were mandated, it is a very relatable setting for today’s time.
Trolls World Tour is directed by Walt Dohrn, who served as co-director on Trolls, and is produced by returning producer Gina Shay. The film is co-directed by David P. Smith and co-produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, both of whom worked on the first Trolls.
The film was set to be released on April 10th, however due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It will now be released on April 10th per video-on-demand.