Back to IndieWire

TRAILER #1: Illumination’s “Sing”

TRAILER #1: Illumination's "Sing"

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 21st, 2016.

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.

This Article is related to: Features and tagged ,


Cameron Ward

hmmm I got mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, I like the voice cast and this will be McConaughey’s second voice over role this year. I also like the cast.

On the other hand, I feel a tad of cynicism with this movie with getting that Shark Tales vibe due to the number of songs that will be in the film and was just made to make a CD with a bunch of popular artists.

Still, I want to see more of footage of the film before I make any concrete decisions

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *