By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Former Palisadian Zooey Deschanel joins Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake in the animated feature, “Trolls: World Tour,” which premiered for at-home viewing on April 10.
It marked the first Hollywood movie during the COVID-19 pandemic intended for cinema release that went straight to streaming, according to The Guardian.
It’s taking home viewing to a whole new level, with DreamWorks Animation offering a free “Trolls: World Tour”’ printable activity kid for DIY decorations, recipes, games and interactive home viewing party.
DreamWorks Animation put together an all-star cast of performers in this animated adventure-comedy sequel to the 2016 animated musical “Trolls,” based on Troll dolls created by Thomas Dam.
Co-directed by Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, the movie includes cameos by Ozzy Osbourne, George Clinton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Icona Pop and more.
The storyline takes place when Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover they are one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands—each devoted to a different kind of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
When the hard-rock band wants to destroy other music to let “rock reign supreme,” Poppy, Branch and their friends set out to unify the Trolls in harmony against them.
“It’s sort of a long-standing conflict between two different species, the Trolls and the Bergens,” Deschanel said on Flips Clips. “My character (Bridget) is kind of a servant Bergen and she ends up helping the Trolls survive.”
Born in 1980, Deschanel grew up in the Palisades in a showbiz family. Her parents are longtime Pacific Palisades residents.
Nominated for six Academy Awards in cinematography, her father, Caleb Deschanel, is known for films such as “Never Look Away,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “The Patriot” and “The Natural.” Her mother, actress Mary Jo Deschanel, is known for her role in the television series “Twin Peaks.”
Zooey’s sister, actress Emily Deschanel, starred in the long-running television series “Bones.” When Emily married David Hornsby, their wedding ceremony took place at their family home in Pacific Palisades.
“Trolls: World Tour,” a PG-rated comedy, is available on Prime Video, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Google Play and more.
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