Garth JenningsUSA / France110 minutes2016ColourEnglish
A show-biz impresario who happens to be a koala (Matthew McConaughey) attracts a menagerie of musical hopefuls when he holds a singing contest to try and save his theatre, in this animated musical comedy from the creators of Despicable Me.
This delightful animated comedy from the creators of Despicable Me and Minions celebrates the power of music to bring us together. Set in a world whose populace spans the animal kingdom, Sing features a stunning array of voice performances from a dream cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Seth MacFarlane, Jennifer Saunders, Nick Kroll, and Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.
Buster is the dandy koala proprietor of a failing theatre. He comes up with a brilliant scheme to save his stage: put audience members on it. "Real talent from real life," Buster declares. "That's what audiences want, and I'm gonna give it to them!" Buster is determined to host the world's greatest singing competition, and, given the overwhelming response to his call for participants, the show might just lay claim to that title.
Among his lead contestants are an exhausted mother of 25 piglets, a timid adolescent elephant, a porcupine with punk cred but a lame boyfriend, a rodent con artist with Sinatra-esque chops, and a gangster gorilla eager to change careers. Each is as desperate to change their life as Buster is to rescue his business.
Written and directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Sing is a putting-on-a-show movie that revels in the glory of our differences. Though the animals' talents and temperaments are as wide-ranging as their zoological heritage, they all enter Buster's competition on a level playing field. Each has a moment alone in the spotlight to realize their dreams — but together they make for an exhilarating chorus.
Sing will be screened as a work-in progress, without some of its final touches.