Trolls is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical film based on the Troll dolls created by Thomas Dam. The film was directed by Mike Mitchell and co-directed by Walt Dohrn, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger and based on a story by Erica Rivinoja. The film features the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani. The film revolves around two trolls on a quest to save their village from destruction by the Bergens, evil creatures who eat trolls.

The 33rd animated feature film produced by DreamWorks Animation, the film premiered on October 8, 2016, at the BFI London Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on November 4, 2016, by 20th Century Fox. The film grossed $344 million worldwide against its $125 million budget and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Can't Stop the Feeling!".

History with the Macy's Parade

In 2016, the Trolls film series took to the skies of New York City, as the character's debuted as a new giant helium balloon in the 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Taking flight in the annual spectacle, the Trolls giant balloon is a multi-character spectacle featuring Poppy, Branch, and Guy Diamond hitching a ride down the streets of Manhattan on Caterbus. The balloon still makes appearances as of 2020, and will most likely return for many more years with Trolls 3, Trolls 4, and the new series, TrollsTopia now confirmed.


  • During all of their appearances so far (except Balloonfest 2016), the Caterbus' antennas were bent. This defect was caused by the pressure of the balloon's inflation net compared to the skinny antennas of the Caterbus.


Below, you will find a list of the music tracks that played during the balloon's appearance on the NBC telecast.

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" (Instrumental; 2016)
  • Trolls Holiday song: "Holiday" (2017-Present)
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