Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the fun, animated musical comedy, Sing.
Sing features the voice talents of an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johannson, Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Rhea Perlman and Taron Egerton, to name a few.
Sing also features A LOT of popular songs, sung by the variety of characters featured in the film. Even the celebrities song songs. Who knew they could all sing?
The film is brought to us by Illumination, the same people who brought us the hugely popular Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets.
The film stars a Koala named Buster Moon (McConaughey). He grew up in the theater. His family owned a once popular theater which was left to Buster. Over the years Buster has not managed it well. The theater is falling apart and he has no luck finding talent to keep the theater alive. To top things off he’s hugely in debt and if he doesn’t come up with something soon the bank is going to take over his theater.
Buster came up with the brilliant idea of hosting a talent contest. The winner will receive $1,000. Little did he know, Buster’s loveable assistant Ms. Crawley accidentally typed in too many zeros, making the prize $100,000.
Needless to say, the chance to win $100,000 created a buzz around town. Before Buster knew it hundreds of people (animals actually) were lined up outside his theater to try out for their chance to enter the singing competition.
Some of the character that showed up to try out include…
Rosita (Witherspoon) – an overworked, stressed out mother of dozens of little piglets. No one, not even her husband, appreciates all that she does around the home.
Ash (Johansson) – a young, teenage punk rocker porcupine who has much talent but it’s been squashed by her overbearing boyfriend who thinks that HE is the star of their band.
Johnny (Egerton) – a young gorilla who comes from a family of felons. He would rather sing than be on the look out for the police while his father and their gang rob places.
Meena (Tori Kelly) – a sweet young girl who has an incredible voice but is terrified to sing in front of others (except her family).
Mike (MacFarlane) – a conceited mouse who believes he has the most talent out of all of the other competitors. The only thing he has a great talent for is getting himself in trouble.
Gunter (Nick Kroll) – a German speaking pig who fancies himself as an amazing singer and dancer.
There are other characters in the film, but the ones mentioned above are the central characters.
Each of the contestants has their reasons for being a part of the competition, and their own reasons why they want to win. Each has their own backstory.
Who will win the singing competition? What will happen when Buster realizes the prize is a lot more than what he has? Will it be enough to save the theater? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Sing. Look for it where ever movies are sold. You can also purchase the film here.
There are A LOT of bonus features worth checking out, most especially three mini-movies.
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- Gunter Babysits – Gunter offers to watch all of Rosita’s 25 piglets for the night, trying to prove he’s the best babysitter ever.
- Love At First Sight – During a piano lesson with Johnny, Miss Crawly becomes nostalgic about the dancing and romancing of her youth. Johnny convinces her that it’s not too late to find someone and helps her setup a profile on a dating website.
- Eddie’s Life Coach – Eddie’s mom signs her slacker son up for a digital training seminar to get his life back on track.
“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” Music Video – A cool and unique music video starring Tori Kelly.
Making a Music Video with Tori Kelly – A behind the scenes look at the making of Tori’s music video with exclusive insights provided by Tori herself.
“Faith” Music Video
“Faith” Lyric Video
“Set It All Free” Lyric Video
The Making of SING – We take you through the animation studios of Illumination with interviews from Chris Meledandri, producer Janet Healy, the various animation teams and the voice talent of SING.
Finding the Rhythm: Editing SING – Illumination editor Greg Perler, takes us inside the edit bay and reveals the secrets behind cutting an animated film. We’ll plunge into his world in this fun and eye-opening peek inside the room where the magic gets put together.
Character Profiles – Profiles on the incredible cast, all lending their voices to bring these animated characters to life.
- Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon
- Reese Witherspoon as Rosita
- Tori Kelly as Meena
- Taron Egerton as Johnny
- Nick Kroll as Gunter
- Garth Jennings as Miss Crawly
SING & Dance! – “Faith” – Celebrity choreographer Aakomon Jones takes us through a dance routine inspired by SING and the song, “Faith.”
The SING Network – The SING Network brings you the latest news and highlights the business endeavors of your favorite SING stars.
- Gunter’s Dance Studio
- The Moon Theater
- Rosita’s Babysitting Gizmo
- Miss Crawly’s Matchmaking Service
- In The News – SING’S True Entertaining Stories highlights each of the Moon Theater’s newest stars.
- Buster Moon
The Best Of Gunter – A rapid-fire, fun mash-up of all the best Gunter one-liners
The Making Of The Mini-Movies – We’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
Definitely check out the mini-movies. They are a lot of fun. I especially liked Gunther Babysits. Gunther is a very entertaining character.
Overall, Sing is a fun, family friendly movie that people of all ages will enjoy. The characters are very likable. The music is awesome (I’d love to check out the soundtrack) and the animation is wonderful. I wouldn’t be shocked if there is a Sing 2 or some kind of character spin-off from this film.
Sing would make the perfect movie for Family Movie Night. You could even host your own singing competition after you watch the film. That would be a lot of fun!
To learn more about the film you can visit the official website, www.SingMovie.com. You can also check out the film on social medai – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The official hashtags is #SingMovie and #SingAway.
I have a copy of the film to give to a lucky reader.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on April 8, 2017. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.