Southwest Rolls Out a “Trolls”-Themed Aircraft To Promote New Movie

In a partnership with DreamWorks Animation to promote the upcoming movie "Trolls Band Together," a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 got the full-on Troll treatment, inside and out.

If you gaze out of Southwest’s newest art-themed aircraft at the landscape gliding by below, some trolls will be taking in the same view—from right beneath your window. 

Thanks to a partnership between Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and DreamWorks Animation, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft was festooned with fun characters from the upcoming movie “Trolls Band Together.” The creative design work flows inside the aircraft, too, with Trolls-themed images on select cabin window shades.

“Southwest celebrates travel and meaningful connections made along the way, which is at the center of the ‘Trolls Band Together’ partnership and a core storyline of the film,” Brandy King, managing director of communications at Southwest, said in a statement.

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 ready to troll toward a takeoff. [Video still: Southwest]

“As the airline with heart, we’re inspired by the uplifting mantra of the film and value the opportunity to take our customers to their version of a ‘better place,’ whether that’s home to see family or setting out on their own new adventure,” King added.

The new Trolls movie, which opens in theaters on November 17, features the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. Their characters Poppy and Branch will take a “heartfelt journey” to reunite with long-lost family members, traveling to new lands and creating lasting friendships along the way.

Here’s a pretty cool, time-lapse video of the 737’s makeover in action, with a little help from *NSYNC and Justin Timberlake’s “Better Place,” a track from the new movie:

More looks at the makeover:

The Southwest Airlines 737 “Trolls Band Together” makeover in action. [Video still: Southwest]

The Southwest Airlines “Trolls Band Together” 737. [Video still: Southwest]

Southwest’s “Trolls Band Together” 737. [Video still: Southwest]

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