Soon animated animals will solve crimes in Zootropolis in Illumination’s Sing they all want to be pop singers, but do you have the ‘X-factor’ to watch the UK trailer? From the makers of Despeciable Me/Minions franchise comes their latest creating starring Matthew McConaughey as our Koala genial musical host, the animated animal version of Simon Cowell.
From Lady Gaga singing pigs, Punk Porcupines to croon singing mice the animal world has talent, Buster Moon wants you to change his life as he attempts to change yours…
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing 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.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.
Just like in the human world these animals love to sing the songs many of us adore, their even diverse even if at times those folks who go onto X-Factor/American Idol might only sign one genre style. 85 songs in total I’m sure will make anyone who used to buy ‘Now Hits’ compilations every year foam at the mouth! Even the animals get stage fright, like timid Elephants! Could illumination have another hit on their cards? Great chance, even if it’s only for the music, but they will be tested before Sing when Secret Life Of Pets arrives this Summer.
Sing arrives in UK Cinemas from January 2017.