How ‘Trolls World Tour’ Lets the Dogs Out | Anatomy of a Scene

A few decades’ worth of earworms are jammed into less than two minutes in this moment from the animated sequel “Trolls World Tour,” now available on demand. The sequence has Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) on a journey that takes them to the land of country music. They try to improve the gloomy moods of the residents with a pop medley that includes “Wannabe,” “Gangnam Style” and “Who Let the Dogs Out,” among others.

Narrating the scene, the director Walt Dohrn discusses trying to get Kendrick and Timberlake excited about performing this hyperkinetic montage, using a choreographer for the dance bits and creating fun sight gags with his story artists.

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