[5] On June 17, 2015, it was confirmed that McConaughey's character was named Buster and that John C. Reilly would voice Eddie, a sheep and Buster's best friend. "[28] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 59 out of 100 based on 37 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews. Those selected include: housewife and mother of 25 piglets Rosita; punk-rock porcupine Ash; gorilla Johnny, son of mobster Big Daddy; street musician mouse Mike; singing and dancing frog trio Ricki, Howie, and Kai; and opera singer camel Pete. The film includes more than 60 songs from famous artists and also has an original song by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande called "Faith," which was nominated for a Golden Globe. [25] It rose 21% in its second weekend to $42.9 million, remaining in second, and grossed $20.8 million in its third week and finishing third.

The film is about a group of anthropomorphic animals that enter a singing competition, hosted by a koala who is trying to save his theater. Becky, a crested porcupine and Lance's new girlfriend.

"[31] In her review for the Los Angeles Times, Katie Walsh called Sing, "a cute movie with genuinely funny moments (keep an eye out for the koala car wash), and some great tunes to boot.

He arranges a visit with his friend Eddie's grandmother, former opera singer and stage actress Nana Noodleman, who is hesitant to sponsor the prize money but agrees to attend a private preview of the show. Taron Egerton as Johnny, a teenage gorilla who wants to sing, though his father would rather have him follow his criminal footsteps. Mike returns to the show and sings Frank Sinatra's "My Way,” and Meena finally overcomes her fears and sings Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing", which literally brings down the house. 7 'Sing' Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament", "Will 'Rogue One' Vanquish The Christmas B.O. ", "With 'Fences,' 'La La Land' Enter Top 10 As 'Rogue One' & 'Sing' Rule Holiday – Monday AM Update", "Review: Animated 'Sing' is a poppy treat (and Matthew McConaughey sings! Buster Moon : [Hears Meena singing 'Hallelujah' on her headphones] You think you can sing like that? Sing is a 2016 American computer-animated musical comedy film[3] produced by Illumination Entertainment and released by Universal Pictures. Teenage elephant Meena fails her audition from stage fright, while Ash's ill-tempered boyfriend Lance is dismissed from the contest. The voices of Rosita and Norman's piglet children were provided by Oscar, Leo, Caspar, and Asa Jennings, the children of Garth Jennings, the film's writer and director. After discovering Lance broke up with her for a new girlfriend, telling her that she was never around anymore, and evicting them from her apartment, Ash breaks down while singing her assigned song, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

Meena does not get any help in overcoming her stage fright, and Mike, certain the prize money is as good as his, buys a fancy car to impress a female mouse and swindles a group of Russian bears in a card game. [21], Sing grossed $270.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $363.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $634.1 million, against a production budget of $75 million. The bears open the prize chest, but there's no prize money at all. He tries to start over by opening a car wash. Rosita and Gunter perform Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off", which finally prompts Rosita's husband, Norman, to pay attention to her singing talent. Nancy, a female white mouse who becomes Mike's girlfriend. "[34] While Peter Debruge of Variety, who also saw the film during the same festival, did not find the subplots to have any "profound life lessons," he overall praised Jennings' direction, the cast's voice performances and the film's silliness. A mishap involving the glass eye of Buster's assistant, elderly iguana Miss Crawly, applies two extra zeroes to the prize money, and the misprinted flyers are blown out the window into the street. 22 images (& sounds) of the Sing cast of characters. Jennings had directors Edgar Wright (as a goat) and Wes Anderson (as Daniel, a giraffe who auditions with the song "Ben") provide "additional voices", continuing a tradition of the three friends appearing in each other's films. [5] Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy produced the film. She is voiced by Tori Kelly. The glass tank of luminescent squids lighting the stage breaks and floods the theater, which comes crashing down. Sing (2016) Tori Kelly as Meena. Jennifer Saunders as Nana Noodleman, a sheep and Eddie's grandmother who was a famous singer in her glory days. Competition? [4] It screened on the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2016, premiered at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2016 and was released in the United States on December 21, 2016, by Universal Pictures. It includes three short films: Gunter Babysits, Love at First Sight, and Eddie's Life Coach. When Meena goes to the rubble of the theater and sings Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Buster hears her and is inspired to reinstate the show without the prize money, performing on a makeshift stage on the lot for Rosita and Meena's families. [35], On January 25, 2017, Universal and Illumination announced plans for a sequel with writer/director Jennings, producers Meledandri and Healy, and the original cast returning for it.

Photos of the Sing (Movie) voice actors. The site's critical consensus reads, "Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted – albeit familiar – storyline that lives up to its title.

[6], On January 14, 2015, Matthew McConaughey was cast in the film's lead voice role. Adding to the SNL contingency on the Sing cast are Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah, who play mother and grandfather, respectively, to Meena (Tori Kelly… [2] Deadline Hollywood calculated the net profit of the film to be $194.2 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenue for the film, making it the 7th most profitable release of 2016. In a city of anthropomorphic animals called Calatonia, koala theater owner Buster Moon hosts a singing competition to promote his struggling theater, following financial problems brought up by llama bank representative Judith. Buster discovers the flyers advertise a prize of $100,000 – money he does not have – but remains optimistic. It was written and directed by Garth Jennings, co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet[1] and stars the ensemble voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly. The almost complete[18] film was screened as a work in progress beginning September 11, 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival. In front of an audience? [6], The film features 65 pop songs, the rights to which cost 15 percent of the film's $75 million budget.

Pressured by her grandfather, Meena tries to ask Buster for another chance to perform, but becomes his stage hand instead. When the frog trio breaks up and quits and Pete is injured, Meena is added as an act (despite the fact that Buster hasn't heard her sing).