Release Date: December 21st, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2017

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders

Director: Garth Jennings

Genres: Musical comedy , Animated , Children

Production Co: Chris Meledandri

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Charming, Cool, Creative, House, Office, Prison, Competition, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Illumination’s latest plays to the company’s strengths, with inventive character and background design, hyper-rendered animation that pushes the technology envelope, especially in the realm of lighting and cute sight gags. But just as with, for example, The Secret Life of Pets or Minions (and let’s not even go there with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax), storytelling remains the outfit’s weak spot. show more

  • 70
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    Sing is colourful, yet at almost two hours, it is also long. Still, if kids aren’t drawn to one singing animal (or familiar voice), there’s always another around the corner, holding up the tentpole. show more

  • 75

    When the characters hit rock bottom, the movie quietly gets more emotional and more sure-handed. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture