Sing Trailer (2016)

Trailer for Sing, starring Matthew McConaughey.

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.

Though the trailer for Sing only gives audiences a brief sampling of the songs to be heard in the film, the entire feature will showcase up to 100 hit songs from the 1940s until 2016. One can only wonder how much it cost Universal to license them all.

Matthew McConaughey also looks to have taken to the animation genre. The actor recently completed voicework as Beetle in Kubo and the Two Strings. The only strange part is that it is nearly impossible to spot McConaughey's voice as Buster Moon, the koala holding the contest


Doing somewhat of a parody of American Idol for the story, which opens the doors for an unlimited amount of music -- and parodies of that music -- it is hard to think that Sing is anything other than box office gold for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. Just having a heavyset pig sing [and dance to] Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" is enough to sling smiles across faces.

Add in the fact that the animation shown in the Sing trailer is beautiful to look at, expect many adults to be more than willing to head over to theaters for this one, even without the kids.

The only thing the trailer for Sing fails to do is provide much of a story. We only get to hear a couple of the characters speak -- I still can't believe that is McConaughey we're hearing -- and then the trailer jumps straight to the musical tryouts. Going to have lots of pop songs? We get it. Let's assume the next trailer for Sing will deliver more of the actual story and Johnny, Taron Egerton's gorilla character.

Duration
1 min 20 sec

Views
39,773

Posted On
February 15, 2016
Director
Garth Jennings

Writer
Garth Jennings

Studio
Universal Pictures

Release
December 21, 2016
Cast
Taron Egerton
Scarlett Johansson
Matthew McConaughey
Reese Witherspoon
Nick Offerman
Trailer Tracks
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