A new trailer for the animated movie "Sing" gives us a more in-depth look at the animal singers competing for stardom — pigs, koalas, elephants, gorillas, and more. All of them are grappling with personal issues that only their passion for music can soothe and solve.
The trailer, set to Eminem's "Sing For the Moment" (which samples Aerosmith's "Dream On"), introduces the hopes and dreams of the eclectic characters. There's Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), a pig seeking to better the lives of her 25 piglets. Scarlett Johansson's porcupine Ash is getting over a cheating boyfriend. Shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) struggles to conquer stage fright, while gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton) wants to escape his criminal family.
The animation looks good and the story resonates, not surprising since it's made by the same company (Illumination) that brought you "Despicable Me" and "The Secret Life of Pets." And with a soundtrack of over 65 covers, the movie should appeal to all those people who love tuning into reality singing competitions.
"Sing" opens in theaters December 21.
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Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Read More