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.
When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.
When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
In a world of anthropomorphic animals, koala Buster Moon owns a theater, having been interested in show business since his father took him to his first music show as a child. Following financial problems brought up by the bank representative Judith, he tells his wealthy friend Eddie that he will host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. But Buster's assistant, Miss Crawly, accidentally appends two extra zeroes, and the promotional fliers showing $100,000 are blown out of Buster's office into the city streets.
Jim Cummings' next animated film after The Brave Little Toaster (1987), The Lion King (1994), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Titan A.E. (2000), Shrek (2001), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), The Jungle Book 2 (2003), Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas (2003), Bee Movie (2007), Gnomeo and Juliet (2011), and Winnie the Pooh (2011). See more »
When Johnny gets the call from Buster to put on the show anyways, he rides out of the garage on his skateboard, but later as they're working on getting the theater set back up, he somehow has the truck, as he is using it to help lift something heavy. See more »
[talking to his father through an inmate phone service]
Dad, I just don't want to end up being in your gang. I want to be a singer.
How do I end up with a son like you?
[as he father storms off]
I'll get you out! Dad, wait! I'll get the money, I promise!
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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 »
The twists are predictable, the scenes are unlogic, 5.5/10, can't be any higher.
But...wait, why would it be this? Sure those are the thoughts in my mind, but why hands are shaking, why there are jellyfishes swimming in my eyes? Although there is the most clichéd routine, and the most nonsensical plots, but with the earnest production and the performance with the true heart of every filmmaker, animator and voice actor behind the scene, there is a film provided to us, beyond compare. As a foreigner, I think those maybe the one reason why the US is great, the children in the auditorium are cheered for the roles, with the audience in the film together, when the film about ends, and then the adults are cheered with children, too. I think after years, when those children grew up, there must be someone who will always remember the night he/she had been planted a seed in the heart, named DREAM. This film is similar to La La Land, but still different. On is the love story for adults, but another one is the modern fairy tale for young and old. The only thing there are same is Dream, the eternal topic of human being. 1 point for Dream, and 1 point for cheering audience in the auditorium. 7.5/10 highly recommended.
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