Illumination Entertainment, who have made animated blockbusters Despicable Me and Minions are back with another fun offering, titled Sing. In what is basically Zootopia meets American Idol, one koala (Matthew McConaughey) decides to put on a huge singing competition to save his theater, and some average animals with incredible pipes look at it as their opportunity for a better life. Of course, it’s all fueled by an endless array of popular songs from yesterday and today. Have a look at the fun trailer below:
Sing consists of a star-studded voice cast, including Reese Witherspoon as an overworked mother pig, Taron Egerton as a gorilla who doesn’t want to be part of a criminal gang, Seth McFarlane as a hip little mouse, Scarlett Johansson as a rockin’ porcupine, recording aritst Tori Kelly as an enthusiastic but nervous elephant and Nick Kroll as a funny, foreign pig.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.
The animated musical releases 21st December 2016. Christmas blockbuster??