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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 who 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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Auditions begin 2016 See more »


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$238,240,880 (USA) (16 January 2017)
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Trivia

Scarlet Johanson's fourth voice over role after The Jungle Book (2016), Her (2013), and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). See more »

Goofs

Ash's guitar has fret inlays on the 4th, 6th, 8th and 13th frets. Normal positions for inlays are on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 12th frets. The inlays don't affect the playability of the guitar, but they serve as visual guides for key positions on the fret board and can confuse a player who relies on them. See more »

Quotes

Buster Moon: [showing her a shiny, overly flashy outfit he wants Ash to wear for the performance] Isn't this a great color for you?
Ash: I can't tell. It's melting my eyes.
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Crazy Credits

In the Illumination Entertainment logo, 4 Minions are singing the word "Illumination". The last one, Bob, sings the 'tion' part so long and loud, the 'MIN' and 'ION' parts short out. After realizing what he has done, he says "Oops" See more »

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Featured in The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) See more »

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The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)
Written by Queco (as Francisco Manuel Ruiz Gomez)
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A Pleasant Surprise and A Very Kid-Friendly Must-See!
3 January 2017 | by (Malta, NY) – See all my reviews

Sing! was undoubtedly my favorite kid's movie of the year. It was lively and fun, without clichés and it was just a pure-hearted comedy. Unlike movies like Zootopia and Secret Life of Pets, it flows nicely as a comedy WITHOUT peril or scary images and is the true definition of a children's movie.

To those who are obsessing about the rabbit's shaking their tails, THAT WAS NOT TWERKING. They were simply shaking their tails! And that scene was like, what? Three seconds? Seriously, STOP GOING CRAZY OVER A 3-SECOND CLIP. Yes, yes, they definitely shouldn't have put that in a kid's movie, but it goes over their heads. Or they just laugh at it. It's harmless. At least it's not violent or a jump scare.

And to the people claiming that the movie is racist because of the gorillas, don't you think it's racist to believe that the gorillas are portrayed as African Americans with NO PROOF AT ALL? If anything, I would think the elephants, who were actually voiced by African American VOICE ACTORS, were portrayed as "black", not the gorillas, who are all portrayed by CAUCASIAN British MEN. As an African American, I found no proof at all that this movie is racist or that the gorillas portrayed black people.

To gjzabala: I understand that today's songs are very bad compared to songs from the late 90's and early 2000's. But that is no reason to hate a movie just for showing some popular songs. Two older songs, "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John and "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" by Stevie Wonder were both older songs. I'm an introvert and I absolutely LOATHE dancing. I also think it's pretty embarrassing, but still, I like concerts and stuff like that. At least none of the songs were inappropriate. They were all positive songs that would convey good messages to children.


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