Three new clips from Illumination‘s upcoming animated musical comedy Sing have been released online. The film 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.
Each of the clips (well the first three anyway) blend music with the emotion and narrative flow of the scene. Be it Tori Kelly’s superb cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” or the comedy infused with Reese Witherspoon singing “Shake it off”, the music integrates pretty well.
Check them all out here :
Video Courtesy : Movieclips Coming Soon via YouTube
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.