First ‘Sing’ Trailer Combines Your Love of Talking Animals & Amateur Music Competitions

     February 15, 2016

sing-trailerIf you’re the type of person who thinks that talking animals, twerking, and pop-music mash-ups are the height of entertainment, then boy are you going to love Illumination Entertainment’s new animated film, Sing. If you’re not that sort of moviegoer, it’s likely best to avoid this thing entirely … unless you have kids, in which case you’ll probably have to just suck it up. You can better judge for yourself by checking out the first trailer for Sing a little further on.

Written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Sing centers on a musical competition set in the heart of a world of sentient, talking animals. The amateur hopefuls are competing for a once-in-a-lifetime record deal, but theater owner/koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) thinks only about saving his beloved-but-failing venue. Featuring 85 hit songs and the vocal talents of Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori KellySing opens this holiday season on December 21st.

Watch the first trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing below:

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in a musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.


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.



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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.


Featuring more than 85 hit songs, Sing is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters for the holiday season on December 21, 2016.


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