Trolls World Tour is the 346th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Danielle Radford and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the 2020 animated jukebox musical film Trolls World Tour. It was published on May 19, 2020. It is 4 minutes and 36 seconds long. It has been viewed over 550,000 times.
From the director (Walt Dohrn) of Shrek's Yule Log... (a shot of a lit fireplace is shown) Good, good, keep being a log... And, cut! Great work, log! You're killing it today! ...comes a neon-soaked musical based on a kid's toy that may have ushered in the death of the theatrical experience. (several articles pop up with titles claiming Trolls World Tour may have ruined movie theaters forever) Oopsies!
Arnold: Oh my GOOOOOOOOOOOO--
I mean, Trolls World Tour!
In a world that's still stuck at home, where parents will snap if they have to watch Frozen II one more time, a film will bypass theaters entirely and buy them 90 minutes of peace, as a team of writers and directors with an average age of 52 serves up bright colors and poop jokes for the little ones (from behind a troll pops out a three-layer cake, then candles, then flames for each of those candles), and a Now That's What I Call Boomer! mega-mix for the adults.
Biggie: Barracudaaaaa! (smashes guitar)
Return to the truly insane world of the Trolls movies, where most objects have a face and presumably a soul, all the way down to their bodily fluids, everybody has a serious case of ADHD...
Poppy: Is this some kind of jewelr-- Oh, it's actually kind of cool-looking. Ohh...
...and your entire life is determined by one of the six genres of music.
King Peppy: Techno, funk, classical, country, hard rock, and pop.
"Aren't there more than six genres?" Shut up, kids!
Follow the heroic journey of two Pop Trolls, Poppy and Branch. She's the happy-go-lucky queen with whatever the troll equivalent of white privilege is...
King Peppy: You're not listening to me.
Branch: You never listen to me...
Poppy: Branch, what are you talking about?
...while he's more unsure about troll cultural appropriation, which must've been tough for Justin Timberlake to wrap his head around. (shows an image of Justin Timberlake with cornrows) Together, they'll try to stop the evil Queen of Rock from destroying the other genres, and fail super-hard at it...
Pennywhistle: We lost everything.
...all while halfheartedly going through the motions of a romantic B-story with each other.
Poppy: For some reason, we can't seem to make a good connection.
Must be tough to give it your all when trolls don't even have genitals. But wait, they do have parents, but babies just pop out of the dad's hair? How many drugs were they on when they made this?
The Sun: Whoa...
How many drugs were the characters on?
Poppy: Totally gnar-gnar.
How many drugs are you on right now? (a shot of some psychedelic imagery) I'm peaking!
Dance along to the main hook of the Trolls franchise: licensed Top 40 radio...
King Trollex: (singing in auto-tune) One more time.
...'cause sure, you could go full Disney and write an album's worth of original classics, or you could throw some old hits in the microwave and press "lukewarm remix" until money comes out. But to be fair, there are a few original compositions, like the big finale that proves when all genres of music come together in one song, it sounds really bland and pleases nobody. Even two genres at the same time is pushing it; that's how we got rap rock. (shots of Limp Bizkit)
So enjoy this sugar-frosted take on the age-old "pop vs. rock" debate, even though rock was pop for decades, and today, pop is dominated by synchronized Korean girl gangs or sad boys singing about their prescription drug addictions. But when you need to throw something on to hold your kids' attention, try the film that probably would've came and went in theaters, but now might go down in history as the reason you can't see Fast 9 on the big screen next year. (a TechRadar article with the title "Fast & Furious studio's movies won't be shown by AMC and Odeon after lockdown" pops up, detailing how Trolls World Tour's performance on VOD frustrated them) Oh man, now how am I supposed to see my family?
Starring: Pop Tart (Anna Kendrick as Queen Poppy); Hidden Valley Branch (Justin Timberlake as Branch); A Hoofy Movie (Sam Rockwell as Hickory); Only James Corden Gets to Fat Shame James Corden (as Biggie); Mr. Poopybutthole (Kevin Michael Richardson as Mr. Dinkles); Guitar Shero (Rachel Bloom as Queen Barb); Filly Clarkson (Kelly Clarkson as Delta Dawn); "We Had to Find a Thousand Brown M&Ms to Fill a Brandy Glass, or Ozzy Wouldn't Voice a Troll That Night..." (Ozzy Osbourne as King Thrash); and Weird Hair Stuff...
Branch: (twirling King Peppy's mustache) Calm down.
King Peppy: <purr>
Branch: There you go.
Growly Pete: (using his mustache as a lasso) --can escape my mustache.
Poppy: Look at that guy's (Chaz) chest hair...
(Riff uses his hair to snag Poppy)
(Carol blows Cheez Whiz through her nose to make a mustache)
Finding out your kingdom used to be evil imperialists? That's so hot right now.
Hela: --the conquest that built Asgard's empire.
Olaf: That goes against everything Arendelle stands for...
Prince D: (rapping) The Pop Trolls started snatching up all of the strings.
Funk Troll: Oh no!
Viewer's Comments Edit
Please say: "they're eating her, and then they're gonna eat me! Oh my GAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWDDDDDDDDD!!!!" - Atreyu McLewin
Please say, "Serenity now!" In honor of Jerry Stiller - saya dubre
Please say: "I'm a magical cat girl. Nyaa nyaa nyaaa~" That's gonna be so unnerving. But hilarious. - Doggo Lad Gaming
*Please use that epic voice to say "There she was just walking down the street singing Doo-Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo" - Nova2512
- The second comment on the viewer's comments pays tribute to Jerry Stiller, the father of Ben Stiller famous for his roles on the TV sitcoms Seinfeld and The King of Queens, who passed away on May 11, 2020 at the age of 92.
Production Credits Edit
Produced by: Spencer Gilbert & Joe Starr
Edited by: Kevin Williamsen
Post-Production Supervisor: Emin Bassavand
Supervising Producer: Max Dionne
Associate Producer: Ryan O'Toole
Executive Producer: Roth Cornet