With its global box office success – $339.5 million and counting – and Academy Award® nominated song, it was perhaps only a matter of time before DreamWorks Animation decided that a sequel to Trolls (2016) might be something it wants to get moving on. And so it has come to pass, with news arriving via Deadline that the follow-up is targeting an April 2020 release date.
The first film featured Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake as two of the tufty haired creatures with very different outlooks on life – Poppy (Kendrick) is an eternal optimist with a song almost always on her lips, while Branch (Timberlake) is more the curmudgeonly type. Naturally, they have to find a way to work together to rescue their fellow trolls from the nasty, hungry Bergens.
Nothing has been announced about the film yet besides that planned date, and the fact that the leads will return to supply the vocals. More up in the air is the name of the director, since Mike Mitchell recently signed on to make The Lego Movie (2014) sequel, with that movie due in 2019.