Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It was directed and written by Garth Jennings and co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton. and Scarlett Johansson. The film includes more than 60 classic songs from famous artists, and also has an original song by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande called “Faith”. It was released by Universal Pictures on December 21, 2016 and has grossed $162 million worldwide.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon 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.
In a world of anthropomorphic animals, optimistic koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) owns a music theater, having been interested in show business since his father took him to his first music show as a child.
Facing financial troubles, Buster tells his friend Eddie Noodleman (John C. Reilly) that he will host a singing competition. Buster’s assistant Ms. Crawley loses control of her glass eye which causes her to inadvertently append two extra zeroes to the actual $1,000 prize money. Before the fliers can be checked, they are accidentally blown out of Buster’s office.
Animals from all around the city gather for auditions. Those selected include: housewife and mother of 25 piglets Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), street musician mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane); mobster son gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton); punk-rock porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson). Meena (Tori Kelly) bombs her audition out of stage fright while Ash’s boyfriend Lance is dismissed from the contest and Rosita is paired with another pig contestant named Gunter for a dancing routine. Buster discovers the flyer shows a prize of $100,000, but remains optimistic. Buster visits Eddie to convince him to get an audience with Eddie’s retired opera singer and actress grandmother Nana Noodleman to sponsor and to provide the show’s prize money. Nana agrees on the condition that she see a private screening of the show.
Encouraged by her grandfather, Meena tries to ask Buster for another chance, but ends up helping him as a stage hand. When some of the animal acts quit, Meena is added as an act. However, their individual problems begin to hinder rehearsals. Rosita flounders in her dance routine with Gunter, having been distracted by her parenting duties that have fallen into disarray. After discovering Lance has a new girlfriend, and after throwing them out of their apartment, Ash is heartbroken and in no mood to sing the cheery “Call Me Maybe”. Johnny is torn between having to help his father as the driver of the getaway car in a heist and making the practices; when he tries to do both, he doesn’t show up for the planned pickup, and his father and his gang get arrested. Meena still has stage fright. Mike, assuming the prize money is as good as his, buys a fancy car to impress a girl mouse, but swindles a group of bears in a card game at a nightclub.
|Genre||:||Animation, Comedy, Family, Music|
|Stars||:||Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton|
|Overview||:||A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.|