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Sing (2016)

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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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Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet (co-director)

Writer:

Garth Jennings
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Buster Moon (voice)
Reese Witherspoon ... Rosita (voice)
Seth MacFarlane ... Mike (voice) (as Seth Macfarlane)
Scarlett Johansson ... Ash (voice)
John C. Reilly ... Eddie (voice)
Taron Egerton ... Johnny (voice)
Tori Kelly ... Meena (voice)
Jennifer Saunders ... Nana (voice)
Jennifer Hudson ... Young Nana (voice)
Garth Jennings ... Miss Crawly / Additional Voices (voice)
Peter Serafinowicz ... Big Daddy (voice)
Nick Kroll ... Gunter (voice)
Beck Bennett ... Lance (voice)
Jay Pharoah ... Meena's Grandfather (voice)
Nick Offerman ... Norman (voice)
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Storyline

In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory? Written by Nick Nevi

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Auditions begin 2016 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Ukrainian

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sing See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,258,145, 25 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$270,395,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$634,151,679
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Special Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the feline news report, a logo identifies the broadcast as "O News". That's the title of a recurring Hollywood-news spoof in The Peter Serafinowicz Show (2007), starring "Sing" actor Peter Serafinowicz. (In fact "O News", which showcases his talent for impressions, is what led the BBC to offer him The Peter Serafinowicz Show (2007) in the first place, after he made an inexpensive early version of the sketch and uploaded it to YouTube.) See more »

Goofs

Eddie and Nana Noodleman are never seen leaving the flooding Moon Theater. They're in the second floor when the theater begins flooding, then, after the front glass door bursts out, they're magically outside, and dry. See more »

Quotes

Buster Moon: [Ash finishes her set] What about that? We just witnessed the birth of a genuine rock star!
Ash: Moon, you've... you've got some stuck here.
Buster Moon: [she pulls a quill from his cheek] Ow!
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Crazy Credits

In the Illumination Entertainment logo, 4 Minions - Kevin, Mel, Stuart, and Bob - 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 »

Connections

Spin-off Eddie's Life Coach (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry That Weight
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
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SING will Blow You Away!
12 December 2016 | by octogonpcSee all my reviews

We just finished seeing "SING", and it is undeniably effervescent and will make you leave your cares in the cinema and burst with youthful glee as you witness the effect of the performances on the little children (and some adults), and the happiness emoted from their actions. IF that doesn't make you want to see this movie...you probably shouldn't, for it will possess you with a spirit of joy that you'll have to later explain why your body was moving the way it just did. This is a great Family Movie that everyone will enjoy, for young and old, 8 to 80, blind, crippled or crazy...this is a must see Holiday Treat!


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