in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, SING stars
Buster Moon Matthew McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand
theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might
even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will
do anything to preserve it. Now faced with 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.
lead contestants emerge: Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as
smoothly as he cons; Meena (Tori Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an
enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother
run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Taron Egerton), a young
gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash
(Scarlett Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant
boyfriend and go solo.
arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to
change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his
contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn
that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Chris Meledandri and his longtime
collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of
Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception. Released by
Universal Pictures, SING arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016.