As the buzz for “Trolls” builds for its chances for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, DreamWorks Animation have shared a featurette including the highlights from a recent Q&A session with Justin Timberlake and the team behind “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Last month, Justin Timberlake, alon with Max Martin and Johan Schuster (a.k.a. “Shellback”), participated in a post-screening Q&A with members of hte Society of Composers & Lyricisits. As two of the most prolific music producers working today, it’s interesting to Justin and the team talking about their collaboration on “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
The next scheduled Academy screening for the film is Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm at the Arclight 16/Sherman Oaks Cinema.
Check out the video down below!
Also, take a look at the latest Oscar Predictions for Best Animated Feature and Original Song to see where “Trolls” ranks!
Excerpt from the Awards Circuit review of “Trolls” from Joey Magidson:
Filmmakers Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell clearly just want to bring joy to their audience. Along with scribes Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, and Erica Rivinoja, Dorhn and Mitchell tackle every element of “Trolls” with the hope of making you smile. Part of that is a colorful and vibrant visual style. The other part is a story that’s fairly slight and goes down easy. The direction trumps the writing though, that much is clear. Being colorful and odd on occasion helps that out. For example, there’s some interesting things done with glitter that could be interpreted in a few ways, though I’ll leave that for you to discover.
The best part of “Trolls” is undoubtedly the music. Any resistance to this flick goes away by the time the last song kicks in. Timberlake’s hit tune “Can’t Stop The Feeling” is well utilized and does come at the perfect time. There’s also some unusual classic song choices throughout, which I certainly appreciated. The score from Christophe Beck is fairly forgettable, but the songs help to overcome that small ding. In everything but name, this is a musical, which is one of the reasons it succeeds. Where the plot and writing are unspectacular, the music gets you to groove in your seat.