WSS Family: Trolls Review and Free Printables

Do you remember having Troll dolls when you were a kid? If you don’t, Trolls were the 80’s equivalent of Beanie Kids bears. I used to Their amazing hair was the best part of playing with them.  Now the Trolls have their own movie.

From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it.

The movie has an all-star cast, which includes movie stars like Anna Kendrick and John Cleese, pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani, comics like Ron Funches and Russell Brand, talk-show host James Corden, and even YouTube stars like Kandee Johnson and Ricky Dillon.

This hilarious film transports audiences to a colourful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

Utilising music to further the film’s narrative, the Trolls soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake and features five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani, in addition to a number of classic hits from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.

Here is the trailer:

What we thought:

I overheard someone liken the movie to colourful smurf like creatures on a constant Mardi Gras of singing, dancing and happiness, which I thought was a brilliant analogy. It’s a fun movie that makes you want to get up and dance but has a great message to it.

Little kids will love the bright colours and music and big kids (and adults) will love the story line.

Bring home happy, buy Trolls first on Digital HD March 1st. You can download it here.

To celebrate the release of Trolls on Digital HD, we have some cute activities for you to download and print out for your little ones.

You can choose from Poppy, Poppy and Branch or Music Troll colouring pages, Troll word search, Cloud Guy search and Connect the dots Poppy.  Just click on the link to open the activity in a separate window and print out the page.


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