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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 $1,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory? Written by Nick Nevi

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Auditions begin christmas See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$270,329,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$632,443,719
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Special Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the background animals reappear several times throughout the movie. The polar bear in the red Hawaiian shirt can be seen again in the club when Mike (Seth MacFarlane) is making his escape from the bears, and the tuxedo-wearing chicken can be spotted near the end with the animals watching the concert on television in a shop window. See more »

Goofs

During the audition, Moon writes with his left hand, but after it's done he writes with his left hand. That could indicate he's ambidextrous, and therefore writes with both hands. See more »

Quotes

Big Daddy: [seeing Johnny playing piano on TV] That's my son!
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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

References Once Upon a Time in America (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sound of Violence
Written by Stephen Edwards, Hubert Blanc-Francard (sa Hubert Blanc-Francard), and Philippe Zdar (as Philippe Cerboneschi)
Performed by Dennis de Laat
Courtesy of Spinnin' Records
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Sing is the most enjoyable of the musical computer-animated movies we've seen this year!
21 December 2016 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the third computer-animated movie in a row that features actual singing by the characters after Trolls and Moana. The title basically means just about every character is singing something because it's about a singing contest being produced because the producer wants something that brings the people to his theatre, not like those previous shows that didn't do much for his career. Seems like all genres of music from various decades is represented here. My movie theatre-working friend was especially enamored with the gorilla singing a song associated with his favorite singer, Elton John. This movie does show the struggles of putting on a show and possible disasters that happen when risks are taken. I really don't want to reveal any more so I'll just say that me and my friend highly recommend Sing.


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