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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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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, 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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Auditions begin 2016 See more »


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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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Sing: ¡Ven y canta!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$269,359,765 (USA) (17 March 2017)
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Songs associated with three different artists who died in 2016 are on the movie's soundtrack. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (George Michael), "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen), and "Under Pressure" (David Bowie and Queen) See more »

Goofs

Ash's guitar has fret inlays on the 4th, 6th, 8th and 13th frets. Normal positions for inlays are on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 12th frets. The inlays don't affect the playability of the guitar, but they serve as visual guides for key positions on the fret board and can confuse a player who relies on them. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: [imitating his father while driving] "Soft on the corners, Johnny! You don't do it any right, Johnny! Speed up, Johnny! Do it like I showed you-"
[screams as he realizes he's charging straight into his father]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 22 December 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay with Me
Written by Sam Smith, James Napier, Tourist (as William Phillips), Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Performed by Taron Egerton
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Sing is the most enjoyable of the musical computer-animated movies we've seen this year!
21 December 2016 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See 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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