Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, the studios behind both Despicable Me movies and this summer’s The Secret Life of Pets, have released a new trailer for their latest animated effort, Sing. This second trailer is over twice as long as the first one, which was released back in February, and as a result spends more time highlighting the film’s stellar voice cast, plot and characters. Check out the fun teaser, which kids are sure to have a blast with, below…
In Sing, an optimistic koala named Buster Moon holds a singing competition in hopes to save his theater. Five contestants emerge as frontrunners and each has their own set of problems to work through and reasons for wanting to take home the grand prize of $100,000. Similar to the current 2016 animation box office champion, Disney’s hugely successful Zootopia, the movie takes place in a world entirely inhabited by animals.
Moon is played by Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), who will be starring in two animated films this year, the other being Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings, after decades of doing next to no voice acting, despite having one of the most iconic and easily recognizable voices in Hollywood.
Writer and director Garth Jennings has assembled a cast that on top of McConaughey includes Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Saunders, Nick Kroll and Tori Kelly. Sing will make its way into theaters on December 21st, 2016 in the US and January 27th, 2017 in the UK.