‘Trolls World Tour’: There’s More at Stake Than Musical Diversity for the DreamWorks Animated Sequel

Published on Apr 09, 2020

‘Trolls World Tour’: There’s More at Stake Than Musical Diversity for the DreamWorks Animated Sequel

Thanks to the pandemic, “Trolls World Tour” is a far more significant movie than anyone could’ve imagined. In ordinary times, the fluffy sequel about musical inclusion and diversity wouldn’t have made much of a dent. But now Friday’s release from Universal and DreamWorks Animation has become a test case as the first major studio movie to bypass theatrical distribution by going straight to VOD. And, regardless of how well it does commercially, “World Tour” serves a larger cultural purpose as original entertainment for families that have been stuck at home during the pandemic.

“We were all together watching closely as things were developing,” said director Walt Dohrn (co-director of “Trolls”), “and, when it was decided we were going to go this route, it was t] to share it with as many people as possible. In addition, it was meant to make you feel good, from the production design

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Author: Bill Desowitz