Director Mike Mitchell and co-director Walt Dohrn talk about their relentlessly happy film Trolls. Mitchell and Dorn have known each other since their time as students at Cal Institute of Arts and later on in Shrek and other films. Both are big fans of Walt Disney and HayooMiyazaki and talk about them as well as Alfred Hitchcock. How Hitchcock keeps his audience engaged is something they talk about constantly point out Mitchell and Dorn.
The film has songs, dance and hug time and is filled with colors and is a feel good picture. The key to happiness lies within you is the central theme of the film. We sat down to speak with them about the making of Trolls and how they came to work with James Corden in the film. Corden “sings like an angel” in the film says Dorn.
Mitchell and Dohrn share that they want to make a Bollywood film next. There is a bit of Bollywood influence in Trolls both of them find out. Tune in to find out more about Trolls and Bollywood.
LISTEN: MIKE MITCHELL & WALT DOHRN ON TROLLS
Trolls is a 3D animation films and stars Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden and Gwen Stefani.