Sing (2016 American film)

2016 film by Garth Jennings

Sing is a 2016 American computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and released by Universal Pictures. It was written and directed by Garth Jennings, co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet and stars the ensemble voices of Matthew McConaughey, John C. Reilly, Reese Witherspoon, Tori Kelly, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, and Seth MacFarlane. Its characters are anthropomorphic animals, and it centers on a struggling theater owner who decides to hold a singing competition, as well as how the competition interferes with the personal lives of its contestants.

The film features more than 60 songs from famous artists, mostly performed diegetically, and also has an original song by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande called "Faith," which was nominated for a Golden Globe. It screened on the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2016, premiered at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2016 and was released in the United States on December 21. The film received generally mixed reviews and grossed $634 million worldwide.

The sequel, Sing 2, is scheduled to be released in December 2021.

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Plot

In a city of anthropomorphic animals called Calatonia, koala Buster Moon owns a struggling theater, and is threatened with foreclosure by bank representative Judith, a llama. He decides to hold a singing competition with a prize of $1,000, but a typing accident involving the glass eye of his iguana assistant Mrs. Crawley adds two extra zeros to the prize money. The misprinted flyers are blown out of the window by a fan before they can be proofread, and float across the city.

Crowds of animals gather to audition, and Buster selects his contestants. These include housewife and mother of 25 piglets Rosita; punk-rock... ...read more

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