‘Trolls’ to Debut in China Before US Release

The feature film Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor, James Corden and Justin Timberlake opens in America on Nov. 4

Last Updated: October 18, 2016 @ 3:19 PM

DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” will be released in China on Oct. 28, ahead of its U.S. release on Nov. 4. DreamWorks’ joint venture, Oriental DreamWorks, will distribute the feature film locally in China.

“China has long been an incredibly important and fiercely loyal market for DreamWorks Animation and we’re thrilled to open ‘Trolls’ on a perfect date in the thick of our global rollout,” DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Film Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria said in a statement Tuesday.

“Oriental DreamWorks continues to be an invaluable partner to us, exemplified by the record-breaking opening for ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ in China and we look forward to continuing that partnership momentum with ‘Trolls’ in October,” they continued.

“Trolls” was created by the people behind “Shrek,” and is about the search for happiness and how far people are willing to go to get it, told through the world of overly-optimistic Trolls, who constantly walk around dancing and singing.

However, there are also the pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when the Trolls are in their bellies.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor, James Corden and Justin Timberlake, the latter also leads the “Trolls” soundtrack with five original songs. Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani and Kendrick are also featured on the soundtrack, as well as a number of classic hits from the ’60s through the ’80s.