Synopsis: After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
Production: DreamWorks Animation
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 35 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Once upon a time...

in a happy forest, in the happiest tree...

lived the happiest creatures the world has ever known.

The Trolls.

They loved nothing more

than to sing, and dance, and hug.

Dance, and hug, and sing, and dance,

and sing, and hug, and dance...

and hug, and dance, and sing, and hug,

and dance, and hug...


But then one day,

the Trolls were discovered by...

a Bergen!

The Bergens didn't know how to sing...

or dance...

or even hug.

They were the most miserable creatures in all the land.

And once they saw how happy the Trolls were...

they wanted some of that happiness for themselves.

Oh, my God!

Eating a Troll made them feel so happy...

they started a tradition.

Once a year, every year...

the Bergens would gather around the Troll Tree...

to taste happiness...

on a holiday they called...



Good morning, Daddy!

Daddy, wake up!

Daddy, wake up! Wake up! Wake up, Daddy!

Wake up, Daddy.

Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!

Daddy, wake up!

Gristle! What time is it?

It's Trollstice!

Trollstice! Our one day to be happy.


Trolls! Trolls! Trolls!

Trolls! Trolls! Trolls!

Please give it up for your Keeper of the Trolls...

your Minister of Happiness...

your Royal Chef...



This is a very special Trollstice...

as there is one amongst us who has never tasted a Troll.

Ooh, me! She is talking about me!

Prince Gristle...

...the time has come.

It's okay, son.

I remember being nervous my first time.


That's my boy.

It is my sacred duty...

to initiate you in the ways of true happiness.

I have chosen an extra-special Troll, just for you.

The happiest, the most positive...

sweetest Troll of all.

And because every prince deserves a princess...

I give you the one they call Princess Poppy.

Please make me happy, Princess Poppy.

What are you feeling?

That one's rotten!

It's fake?

Fake? Fake?

They're gone?

Where are they?

Don't worry, sire. We'll find them.

I think I hear something!

Go! Go!

We got Poppy!

Pass her to me! Here comes Poppy!

Here she is!

Ah! There's my princess.


King Peppy, some of the others can't keep up.

No Troll left behind!

Thank you, King Peppy!

- Thank you, King Peppy!

- Thank you!

Thank you, King Peppy.

No Troll left behind!

Daddy, where are they?

Don't just stand there! Make my son happy!

He will be happy!

Where is he?

I don't think King Peppy made it.

When I say no Troll left behind...

I mean, no Troll left behind!

King Peppy, where's Princess Poppy?

Don't worry. She's safe.

No Troll left behind!


But we'll be a lot safer

the further we get from Bergen Town.

Go, go! Hurry!

That's right! Take her away!

Get her out of my sight!

She is hereby banished

from Bergen Town forever!

We can all be happy again.

I'll find the Trolls!

And shove them down

your ungrateful throats.

But, Daddy...

I never got to eat a Troll.

What's gonna make me happy now?

Come here, son.


Absolutely nothing.

You will never, ever, ever, ever be happy.



Here! Right here!

This is where we will rebuild our civilization.

It has everything we need.

Fresh air, clean water...

and sweet acoustics.

Ba de ya Say do you remember

Ba de ya Dancing in September

Ba de ya Never was a cloudy day

Twenty years ago today,

King Peppy made us safe...

and now every Troll is free

to be happy and live in perfect...




And that's why we hug every hour.


I wish it was every half hour.

So do I.

But that wouldn't leave much time

for singing and dancing, now would it?

Princess Poppy, do the Bergens

still want to eat us?

You bet!

But just because it's the only way

they'll ever be happy.

Oh, no. I do taste delicious.

Isn't there anything else

to make them happy?

Ooh. What about having birthday parties?

Or slumber parties?

Or staring at your parents while they sleep.

But I don't want to be food.

Don't worry. No Troll ever will be.

And that's why we're celebrating

with the biggest party ever.

Everybody's gonna be there.



Everybody, move your hair

and feel united


Everybody, shake your hair

and feel united



Everybody's coming to the celebration

I'ma hook you up with the invitation

Let your hair swing and party with me

No bad vibes Just love, you'll see

Do the D-A-N-C-E

One-two-three-four fight

Stick to the B-E-A-T

Get ready to


You are such a P-Y-T

Catching all the lights

Just easy as A-B-C

That's how you make it right

It ain't hard out here

When you're doing it right

Put a smile on blast

That's the Troll life

And I'm here to help you through it

Come on, Smidge,

I know you can do it

Your confidence gives me strength!

Okay, Mr. Dinkles.

Say, leaves!

Mmm. Something's missing.

That's it!

Don't stop, don't stop

Don't stop the beat

I can't stop, can't stop

Can't stop the beat

I won't stop, won't stop

Won't stop the beat


Everybody, shake your hair

and feel united


Sunshine day, everybody's singing

Sunshine day

Everybody, move your hair

and feel united

Ohh! Yeah, ohh!


Unbelievable, guys.

Really, really great. Good job.

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Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Todd

Jonathan Robert Aibel (born August 6, 1969 in Demarest, New Jersey) and Glenn Todd Berger (born August 26, 1969 in Smithtown, New York) are American screenwriters, probably best known for their work in Kung Fu Panda and its sequels. They are also the writers of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. more…

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