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‘Trolls’ Directors Hope Film Will Be an Antidote to ‘the Very Strange Election’

The streets of Westwood were lined with rainbows as stars walked the colorful carpet for the premiere of DreamWorks’ “Trolls” on Sunday afternoon.

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick posed for cameras and eager fans outside the Regency Theater, as many of the stars used the premiere to emphasize the importance of the film’s message of happiness and togetherness, especially in the current political climate.

Trolls” came about after DreamWorks Animation acquired the intellectual property rights for the Troll doll in 2013. The studio then approached directors Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn about making a movie.

“We came along and said we’d love to make a whole world for these creatures,” Mitchell explained to Variety. Mitchell and Dohrn came up with the idea that the trolls would be permanently happy and hugging each other.

“I think the internet is very judgmental, not to mention the very strange election coming up and social unrest. We really wanted to make a film that made people feel happy, that explored the feeling of happiness,” Mitchell said.

“The Big Bang Theory” star Kunal Nayyar agreed that the world needs a film like “Trolls” right now.

“You look at society all over the world and it doesn’t seem like a very positive outlook, I think that people have lost their stability and their manners. Maybe it’s because we’re all living our lives through a TV screen, but this is a movie that will inject happiness back into society,” Nayyar said.

“Trolls” also stars Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Ron FunchesChristopher Mintz-Plasse, and Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop, who were all on the rainbow carpet. The film rolls into theaters Nov. 4.

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