Who Plays Hickory in ‘Trolls World Tour’?

After much anticipation, Trolls World Tour is now available on VOD through various streaming platforms like Fandango Now and Amazon Prime Video. The new animated film features a ton of new characters, including a Yodeling Troll named Hickory. If his voice sounds familiar, its because Hickory is played by award-winning actor Sam Rockwell

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Who is Sam Rockwell and what else has he been in?

Sam Rockwell is an American actor who started his career in 1989 in a movie called Clownhouse. Early in his career, he appeared in a number of films, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Green Mile, Galaxy Quest, Charlie’s Angels, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He also was featured on episodes of Law & Order, NYPD: Blue, Prince Street, and F is for Family.

In 2017, Rockwell played Officer Jason Dixon in the Oscar-winning film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. His performance earned him his first Academy Award, a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actor’s Guild awards, and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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In 2019, he starred opposite Michelle Williams in the FX miniseries, Fosse/Verdon. For his portrayal of Bob Fosse, Rockwell earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Later that year, he appeared in the critically acclaimed films, Jojo Rabbit and Richard Jewell.

Sam Rockwell voices Hickory in Trolls World Tour

In Trolls World Tour, Rockwell plays the Yodeling Troll, Hickory. He’s a laid-back bounty hunter who’s obsessed with country music, and he sets out to help his troll friends save their musical magic.

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The movie features a number of other celebrity voices, including Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Kelly Clarkson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jamie Dornan, J Balvin, Kunal Nayyar, George Clinton, Anderson Paak, Mary J. Blige, and Rachel Bloom.

What is ‘Trolls World Tour’ about?

Trolls World Tour picks up where the original 2016 film left off. Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) learn that there are six troll tribes scattered all over the world, each representing a different type of music. While Poppy is adjusting to life as queen, she gets an invite from Barb, the hard-rock queen with a villainous agenda.

“A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme,” the Universal synopsis of the film reads. “With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.”

Where can you watch ‘Trolls World Tour’?

Theaters all over the country were shut down due to coronavirus safety measures. So, to accommodate home audiences,  Dreamworks and Universal released Trolls World Tour digitally on April 10.

Currently, Trolls World Tour is available through digital retailers like FandangoNow, Vudu, iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video for $19.99.