It’s a good year to be a fan of animated movies featuring adorable fuzzy-wuzzies. Disney knocked it out of the park with Zootopia, Illumination is about to drop The Secret Life of Pets, and by year’s end they’ll deliver another animal-centric animated with Sing. All but guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, Sing combines the eternal allure of anthropomorphized animals with earworm pop stars in the tale of a theater-owning Koala (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) who attempts to restore his failing venue by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Sing also features the Taron Edgerton, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Tori Kelly ,,Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman, and SNL’s Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah, and is set to land in theaters on December 21.
See the official plot synopsis below:
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.