In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

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Buster Moon (voice)
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Rosita (voice)
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Mike (voice)
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Ash (voice)
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Eddie (voice)
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Johnny (voice)
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Meena (voice)
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Nana (voice)
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Young Nana (voice)
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Miss Crawly / Additional Voices (voice)
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Big Daddy (voice)
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Gunter (voice)
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Lance (voice)
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Meena's Grandfather (voice)
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Norman (voice)
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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon, a dapper koala, presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some, might even say delusional-optimist, who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with 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.

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Rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril | See all certifications »

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21 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,258,145 (USA) (23 December 2016)

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$270,282,845 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Trivia

The song the five Japanese Red Pandas perform is "Kira Kira Killer" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. See more »

Goofs

During the final presentation, some keys of Johnny's piano are replaced by pieces of wood. However, when he starts playing, all keys are white. See more »

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Big Daddy: [seeing Johnny playing piano on TV] That's my son!
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A credit for "Hair and Fur" is seen during the end credits. See more »

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References The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »

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Written and Performed by Garth Jennings
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Why would it be this
29 December 2016 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The twists are predictable, the scenes are unlogic, 5.5/10, can't be any higher.

But...wait, why would it be this? Sure those are the thoughts in my mind, but why hands are shaking, why there are jellyfishes swimming in my eyes? Although there is the most clichéd routine, and the most nonsensical plots, but with the earnest production and the performance with the true heart of every filmmaker, animator and voice actor behind the scene, there is a film provided to us, beyond compare. As a foreigner, I think those maybe the one reason why the US is great, the children in the auditorium are cheered for the roles, with the audience in the film together, when the film about ends, and then the adults are cheered with children, too. I think after years, when those children grew up, there must be someone who will always remember the night he/she had been planted a seed in the heart, named DREAM. This film is similar to La La Land, but still different. On is the love story for adults, but another one is the modern fairy tale for young and old. The only thing there are same is Dream, the eternal topic of human being. 1 point for Dream, and 1 point for cheering audience in the auditorium. 7.5/10 highly recommended.


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