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Trolls: TrollsTopia is a TV series produced by DreamWorks Animation and Atomic Cartoons that started airing in November 19, 2020 on Hulu and Peacock. It's a follow-up series to the movie Trolls: World Tour detailing the fallout of its plot, in similar vein of its predecessor Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, which followed the first Trolls movie. In the series, "TrollsTopia" is the name given to a project conducted by the Pop Troll Queen Poppy to bring trolls from each tribe together and live in harmony as they exchange culture and music.

Alongside the show, an adjacent promotional web series is also airing, titled What They Got Right.


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Trolls: TrollsTopia provides examples of:

  • Animation Bump: Compared to its predecessor, this series features improved animation with more flexible character movement and shading. This is likely because of the involvement of Atomic Cartoons in the series.
  • Alien Geometries: On the flying saucer that is Funk Town, things like time, space and gravity aren't always linear. Visitors usually have to wear special belts to keep their gravity going in one direction.
  • Art-Shifted Sequel: Like its predecessor, it uses 2D animation instead of the CGI style the Trolls franchise uses for its movies, TV specials and shorts.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Besides DJ Suki, who was previously seen in the first movie and The Beat Goes On!, and her niece CJ, we now have Val Thundershock, who has a similar top to them.
  • The Bus Came Back: Not only DJ Suki, who was absent in World Tour, but also a number of characters who were introduced The Beat Goes On!, either as cameos or supporting characters.
    • Season 2 has an episode with Chaz, introduced in World Tour, trying to take over TrollsTopia.
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  • Call-Back: Branch playing catch with his remote Gary in "It's Dad-urday" is a reference to the previous Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode "Branchception", where in his dreams Gary listed catch as one of the things they can do together.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Biggie declares "Hopscotch is overrated" in the beginning of "Hopscotch Extreme", which Poppy immediately agrees to, having expressed a similar opinion back in Season 1's "Classical Rock". Demo also brings out his classical guitar again, to play a song lauding Val's skills.
    • Marshtato Mary, Guy Diamond and Meadow Spriggs are the instigators of the plot in "The Party Pooper", their respective focus stories from The Beat Goes On! being quickly recapped at newcomer Holly's lampshading.
  • Cool Car: "Manager Poppy" introduces a vehicle called the "Dune Huggy", which has extendable arms that allow it to hug, climb or turn sharply on obstacles.
  • Culture Clash: Though nothing major has come up yet, a recurring plot point is how the different tribes have different cultural norms. "Bring It In" is about how Classical trolls prefer to bow rather than hug, while a miscommunication in "Classical Rock" is based in the preconception that Rock trolls don't do gentle and sensitive.
  • Dirty Kid: Averted in a variant to romantic music in "Smooth Operator". Chaz expected all the Trolls in TrollsTopia to get hypnotized to his Smooth Jazz music, which is generally oriented around romance and attraction, but he finds out that the child Trolls don't get affected, with Keith making a negative comment about it on top of that.
  • Doorstopper: The guidebook to being a Fun Deputy is so big that it's almost as tall as an average Troll, and heavy to the point it craters into the ground three times over.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Although Techno Trolls are able to float in the air when out of water in most Trolls media, it's averted in this series, where they use their fins to walk on the ground instead.
  • Friendly Local China Town: A variation in that, instead of having trolls from other tribes all live in pods like pop trolls, Poppy works with the ambassadors to make small towns for each of their respective tribes that every troll can choose to live in or visit whenever they want.
  • Girls' Night Out Episode: Although not without a few male characters, "Girls' Night" and "Laguna Tidepool & the Lost Game Room" only have females as the main focus.
  • Girls With Mustaches: A side effect of Chaz's Smooth Jazz brainwashing are afflicted trolls growing a mustache like his, even on the female ones. They immediately fall out when the spell is broken.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Rufus, the farmer Troll, turns out to be the retired author of Poppy and Val's favorite scrapbook series, who actually speaks in a sophisticated accent.
    • Demo the Rock Troll is very talented at playing classical guitar.
  • High-Speed Train Reroute: In "Cakes on a Train", this is what Branch said must be urgently done after he found out that the brakes were forgotten while recreating the Metroll train, since the railway infrastructure was still unfinished. The others, who were more worried about the Perfection Cake that the train was carrying, tried to find an alternative until they finally complied and changed the way to give out the cake.
  • "I Am Great!" Song: "Right Trolls For The Job" is one for Branch, Val, Gust and Laguna.
  • Inventional Wisdom: For whatever reason, the funk trolls have a robot designed to create messes along with one to clean them up.
  • Just One More Level: "Laguna Tidepool and the Lost Game Room" is about the girls helping Laguna uncover an ancient board game said to combine aspects of every board game. Turns out it was hidden away in the first place because it was so fun that trolls couldn't stop playing it.
  • Lampshade Hanging: During an episode that involved a lot of the highly advanced technology of the Funk trolls, Rufus is seen commenting how wormholes, spaceships and tractor beams etc. are a thing now.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: "The Last Scrapbook" has an in-universe example. It's focused on the book series "Glitterborne Chronicles", which is mentioned to have 270 characters, most of whom have backstories told out of order.
  • Mind-Control Music: In "Smooth Operator", Chaz plans to brainwash all of TrollsTopia into becoming "Jazztopia" with his Smooth Jazz music.
  • Mining for Cookies: "Glitter Rush" is entirely about the trolls digging a mine for glitter due to a shortage. Glitter is explained as coming up from beneath the earth, in the form of magma, to the surface where it cools. It even has a "fool's" variant, discernible by the fact that it doesn't stick to skin at all, unlike authentic glitter which clings for at least three days.
  • Mundane Utility: The Funk troll sisters Rhythm and Blues love to use their highly advance technology for utterly mundane things, like opening a wormhole to a dimension of cyclones to blow-dry hair. When asked why not use the simple solution, they just reply "Where's the fun in that?"
  • Name and Name: "Piney & Lord Prickles", even if those are only nicknames given to inanimate objects.
  • Non-Indicative Name: In "Hairicane", the titular term is a pun between "hair" and "hurricane". However, the fictional natural phenomenon that it refers to looks more like a tornado.
  • Prank Gone Too Far: This trope continues with Cloud Guy since the previous installments of the Trolls franchise. In the episode "Cloud Control", it was shown that Cloud Guy had also been pranking on other Trolls who found it annoying. Although, he did it with good intentions, since he just wanted to use his pranks to help them learn how to spend their time better.
  • Put on a Bus: Most characters from World Tour, like Barb, Hickory, Legsly and the other tribe leaders, are so far absent and aren't that important to the show. The tribe leaders' reason for absence is to run their own kingdoms while their ambassadors handle things in TrollsTopia. However, Barb and Hickory were briefly mentioned at least once, and Chaz eventually makes his first appearance in Season 2.
  • Rockers Smash Guitars: Played straight as an arrow with most Rock Trolls. An added bonus is that when Val does it, the impact is explosive and the pieces spontaneously transform into bats.
  • Rollercoaster Mine: Trolls being trolls, they installed a loop-de-loop on a cart track in a mine they dug.
  • Sequel Series: Almost very literally to Trolls: The Beat Goes On! as it follows up on the second film the way Beat Goes On followed up on the first film.
  • Shout-Out:
    • TrollsTopia continues with the title references from Trolls: The Beat Goes On!:
    • In "Mouth Guitar", Minuet Sonata mentions "Beetrollven", which is pretty much a pun between "Beethoven" and "Troll".
    • In the aforementioned "Laguna Tidepool and the Lost Game Room", Laguna also wears a hat similar to that of Indiana.
    • Rufus' real name of "R. T. Plumegrass" is a reference to either J. K. Rowling or H. P. Lovecraft.
    • In "Hopscotch Extreme", Demo makes a song that mimics the style of Tenacious D. Val also gives Poppy the duo's "look".
  • Stuff Blowing Up: A popular Rock troll treat are cupcakes done "à la 'splode". These cupcakes are made to blow up so their frosty shrapnel can be eaten.
  • Take Over the City: In "Smooth Operator", Chaz tries to take over TrollsTopia so that it's solely dedicated to his music. It backfires on him when he finds out that the child Trolls aren't affected by his music.
  • Thinking Up Portals: The Funk trolls have access to technology that allows them to easily generate wormholes to a desired alternate reality on a whim.
  • Title Drop: In the first episode, Poppy calls the name of her project to unite all the tribes together, TrollsTopia.
  • Trust-Building Blunder: "The Buddy System" is about Poppy trying to strengthen the bond between the ambassadors and her friends by putting them through trust exercises that fail for various reasons.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: "Glitter Rush" is about all the trolls mining for glitter due to a shortage. At one point Smidge expresses frustration that they're mostly finding gold, tossing a freshly dug nugget into a massive pile of them.
  • Your Mime Makes It Real: In "Mouth Guitar", it's shown that an enough amount of passion for air guitar playing will allow trolls to smash objects with them like they were real.

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