We have the first clip from Illumination‘s upcoming animated musical 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.
The clip has Buster break out to Carly Raspen Jay’s “Call me maybe” in front of Ash who gives him a befitting sarcastic reply (seemingly) when she joins in. The clip gives you the overall feel of the film is short – adorable, harmless family comedy coming at the right time for the holidays. The film faces good amount of competition from Assassin’s Creed and Passengers which open the same weekend, also Rogue One from the previous week. However since it is an animated family film around the holidays, doing good business is a given (lest it is really horrible).
Watch the clip here :
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Also watch the B-roll and some cast interviews here :
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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 plot synopsis :
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.