The protagonists race through unfamiliar and potentially dangerous musical lands in pursuit of a lost relic that may save Rocklantia. Their hurried journey thrusts them into a variety of music genres and performances. They are confronted by enemies and aided by new friends in these music-genre locations. 

Pink-haired popster Bubblegum and her surf-rocker boyfriend Riff are the protagonists,

(Of note, Trolls World Tour features a rocker character named Riff).

Rocklantia is a rock 'n' roll nation. It is bordered by the nations of other music genres: blues, R& B , folk, country & western, pop, rap, and jazz. Topography, architecture, and fashions reflect the unique music genre of each region. Music dominates each culture. 

The upcoming DreamWorks' film Trolls World Tour  was inspired by Rocklantia. 


​Though a sequel, the premise of Trolls World Tour bears more resemblance to Rocklantia than to the original film. It will be released in theaters April 2020.


The author of Rocklantia is encouraging DreamWorks to add "Story inspired by..." to the film's credits. Disney did this with animated films Frozen and The Princess and the Frog  to address their similarities to works of literature.

The protagonists race through unfamiliar and potentially dangerous musical lands in pursuit of a lost relic that may save Rocklantia. Their hurried journey thrusts them into a variety of music genres and performances. They are confronted by enemies and aided by new friends in these music-genre locations. 


Pink-haired popster Bubblegum and her surf-rocker boyfriend Riff are the protagonists,

(Of note, Trolls World Tour features a rocker character named Riff).

The story of Rocklantia is now reprised in DreamWorks' Trolls World Tour: 

The  lost relic pursued by the protagonists is a magic guitar.

An insurrection in metalopolis is fueled by an intolerance of all music that isn't heavy metal.

A postcard sent September 2019 to encourage DreamWorks to include the phrase "Story inspired by the novel Rocklantia" in the film's credits.  

Rocklantia is a rock 'n' roll nation. It is bordered by the nations of other music genres: blues, R&B , folk, country & western, pop, rap, and jazz. Topography, architecture, and fashions reflect the unique music genre of each region. Music dominates each culture. 

Thus, we see substantial similarity in the settings, characters, plots, and plot-forwarding elements of Rocklantia and Trolls World Tour.

An insurrection in metalopolis is fueled by an intolerance of all music that isn't heavy metal.

The  lost relic pursued by the protagonists is a magic guitar.