First Trailer for Animated Musical Comedy Film ‘Sing’

Seth MacFarlane

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the first trailer for Sing, the animated musical comedy movie featuring a star-studded voice cast including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, and Scarlett Johansson.

Co-starring John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick Offerman, and Beck Bennett, the film’s premise is basically an homage to a once-popular, soon-to-be-overwith competition series, “American Idol.”

Packed with 85 songs, written and directed by Garth Jennings, the film is set to arrive in theaters on December 21, 2016. Check out the first trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing below:

This looks a little corny but not bad. Looks like it could work.

Animated Musical Comedy Film

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.