The Trolls are small, colorful creatures who love to sing, dance, hug, and having fun all day. However, they are discovered by the Bergens, large, mean, and miserable creatures who can only feel happy by eating Trolls. The Trolls are led by their king, King Peppy, with his daughter, Princess Poppy. Twenty years later, Poppy throws a big party to celebrate the Trolls’ escape, despite the warnings of the over-cautious and egotistical gray Troll, Branch, that loud parties will attract the Bergens. The party attracts the Bergan, Chef, and kidnaps Poppy’s friends. Poppy decides on a rescue mission alone, as no other troll is willing to venture towards Bergen Town, and is later joined by Branch.
The Trolls are then captured by Chef and the other Bergen cooks. With all the Trolls captured, thrown into a pot and soon to be eaten, a heartbroken Poppy falls into despair and loses hope as she and all the other Trolls turn gray. Branch tries to sing “True Colors” for Poppy to cheer her up, confessing his love for her. Poppy, after regaining her colors and realizing that she has fallen in love with Branch, returns his feelings, and they restore all the trolls’ colors, including Branch’s. The Trolls try to explain to the Bergens that it is not necessary to eat Trolls to be happy, and they too, can find happiness within themselves. Both species celebrate, bringing new life to the town. Poppy is then declared queen of the Trolls, and Poppy and Branch share a friendly hug.
Questions to Ask Your Children:
- When the Bergens came to get the Trolls many of them felt scared. What can you do when you feel scared?
- Almost all of the Trolls love to give hugs! Branch does not like hugs. Since Poppy and Branch are good friends they should respect each other and what they like. If Branch does not like hugs how can Poppy show other ways she cares for him?
- Branch sings about his “True Colors” which is how he feels inside. What are some of your true colors? How are you feeling now? How do you feel at school?