Actress Anna Kendrick is set to show off her vocal skills again in an upcoming animated movie musical based on the popular big-haired toy dolls Trolls.

The Pitch Perfect star will play Poppy, an upbeat princess in DreamWorks Animation's upcoming film.

The comedy features the colourful hair dolls that became a popular toy among collectors in the 1960s and again in the 1990s.

Trolls is slated for released in November 2016.