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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.

Directors:

Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet (co-director)

Writer:

Garth Jennings
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 23 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 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.

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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 »

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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

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

ACTOR TRADEMARK (Seth MacFarlane): (Sinatra): Mike the mouse is largely based on Frank Sinatra, who Seth MacFarlane often imitates. Sinatra was known for his short temper, style of dress, and apparent ties to organized crime, which are incorporated into Mike's character. He sings Sinatra's signature song "My Way" on the movie's soundtrack. 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

Gunter: This stage is about to explode with major piggy power!
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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 Dumbo (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride Like the Wind
Written by Christopher Cross
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Sing
22 December 2016 | by ashleydesernSee all my reviews

I went into this movie not expecting very much. I had recently seen Zootopia and Pets, both animated movies set in worlds full of solely animals, and had similar expectations. Sing, however, had much more of a plot than I had expected. The animals go through some real issues and struggles faced by people who own small businesses or businesses related to fine arts. This is a good movie to take the kids to as it is animated, full of songs, and family friendly in its humor. The outstanding cast full of big names in the must industry makes the movie more inviting to parents as well. Overall, this movie was worth the watch.


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