New 4 Minute Long ‘Sing’ Trailer Sets Up Animal Singing Competition

Illumination Entertainment has released the second trailer for their second animated release of the year titled Sing.  The musical comedy follows the owner of a failing theater who stages the world’s greatest singing competition in hopes of rejuvenating his business; five hopeful contestants emerge as front-runners vying for a life-changing victory.

This trailer for starters is errm… long. Clocking in at 4 minutes, the trailer covers some important points of the movie. We see an extended scene with Buster coming up with the idea for the singing competition to save his theaters which is running into losses. We then spend time with the one by one with a few audition clips thrown in focusing on our main characters.

All in all Sing is a perfect family film to watch around the holidays as it will capitalize on the “makers of Minions tag” and an incredible cast.

Sing is the second feature by Illumination Entertainment in 2016 which found its success with the Despicable Me franchise. Their first release, The Secret Life of Pets releases today.

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The film is written and directed by Garth Jennings and features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Tory Kelly, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon,  Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick Offerman, and Beck Bennett.

Sing opens in theaters on December 21st , 2016.

Here’s the synopsis :

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in a musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.

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.

Featuring more than 85 hit songs, Sing is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters for the holiday season on December 21, 2016.

Sing Poster

Kenneth Sequeira

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