Trolls parents guide


They're in a hairy situation.

Overall B+

What would you do if you faced a dangerous enemy? For the Trolls, it is a toss-up. Follow optimistic Poppy (voice of Anna Kendrick) and kill them with kindness, or try the approach of the ever pessimistic Branch (voice of Justin Timberlake) and use more defensive tactics? Either way, silly antics are sure to ensue.

Release date November 4, 2016

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A

Why is Trolls rated PG? The MPAA rated Trolls PG for some mild rude humor.

Run Time: 92 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Trolls rated PG? Trolls is rated PG by the MPAA for some mild rude humor.

Violence: Characters are constantly in fear of being eaten by their enemies. Knives, pots and other kitchen apparatus are shown in preparation for cooking the Trolls. Characters are chased and threatened by a variety of creatures as well as giant Bergen. A corpse is briefly seen. Characters are kidnaped and locked in a cage. A character eats a poisonous berry and is bitten by a spider. Explosions occur. Some frightening images and tense moments are portrayed. A character betrays others.

Sexual Content: Several of the trolls are seen with bare bottoms. Some potty humor is included, such as glitter gas and cupcake poop. Characters’ underwear gets pulled tightly and gives them a “wedgie”. Characters hug frequently.

Profanity: Terms of deity are used as exclamations on several occasions.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character deals with effects of poisonous food and spider bites.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario G Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Trolls is directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn and stars Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden.

Learn more about the history of Troll dolls.

From the Studio:
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks' Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks' TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. I nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world.
- Written by 20th Century Fox

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Trolls movie is February 7, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Trolls
Release Date: 7 February 2017
Trolls releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Party Mode - Sing, dance and laugh along with the Trolls in this engaging, interactive feature.
- Only on Blu-ray: Use your remote to conTROLL fun on-screen moments!
- Travel Through Troll Village - Cloud Guy narrates a fun exploration of Troll Village.
- The Potion for Stop-Motion - Part behind-the-scenes, part stop-motion tutorial, this featurette explores the process of creating Poppy’s visually stunning scrapbook.
- Creating Troll Magic - Trolls Production Designer Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin leads a kid-friendly exploration of her role as production designer on the film before highlighting four key stages of creating the animation with detailed visuals of each stage.
- Troll 2 Troll - Poppy and Branch have a friendly debate on important topics such as “Cat vs. Dog.”
- Inside the Bunker - An in-depth exploration of Branch’s “special” place, narrated by Cloud Guy.
- Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director, Mike Mitchell and Co-Director, Walt Dohrn

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The creators of this film were also involved in the Shrek Franchise. Troll dolls make an appearance in Toy Story 3. Another group of small figurines made it big in the toy and movie markets – The Smurfs.

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