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In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Buster Moon (voice)
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Rosita (voice)
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Mike (voice)
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Ash (voice)
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Eddie (voice)
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Johnny (voice)
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Meena (voice)
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Nana (voice)
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Young Nana (voice)
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Miss Crawly / Additional Voices (voice)
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Big Daddy (voice)
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Gunter (voice)
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Lance (voice)
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Meena's Grandfather (voice)
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Norman (voice)
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Storyline

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.

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Rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril | See all certifications »

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21 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Welcome to the Auditions  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,258,145 (USA) (23 December 2016)

Gross:

$233,026,490 (USA) (13 January 2017)
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Trivia

When Ash plays the final chord on her guitar during the concert, her body position and the audience reaction resembles that of Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode in Back to the Future. See more »

Goofs

Contrary to popular belief, porcupines cannot shoot their quills from their bodies. Quills are released by contact, or may fall out when a porcupine shakes its body. But, when Ash shakes during her performances and her quills fly out at a considerable distance, this is just for comedic effect. See more »

Quotes

Big Daddy: Johnny, you were supposed to be keeping a lookout!
Johnny: Sorry, dad.
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Crazy Credits

In the Illumination Entertainment logo, 4 Minions are singing the word "Illumination". The last one, Bob, sings the 'tion' part so long and loud, the 'MIN' and 'ION' parts short out. After realizing what he has done, he says "Oops" See more »


Soundtracks

Flashing Lights
Written by Eric Hudson and Kanye West
Performed by 'Kanye West' (qv
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great songs and great characters
26 November 2016 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I knew I was in for a good music movie when the first song gave me chills.

I went into this movie expecting lots of songs and gags, and they are there, but I didn't expect to start caring about the characters and their stories. SING brings together a talented cast and writers for a movie that transcends some of the animated movies out there. The whole family loved it so feel free to bring anyone from 5 on up. Even the younger ones may enjoy it when it's available at home.

Every voice actor delivers and the animators nailed it. The pacing and directing are also very well done. In fact, I could have done with even more of the "auditions" at the beginning.


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