With toe-tapping tunes and songs to sing along with, the characters from Sing are back on the big screen this week. This time, the small singing group is trying to go professional, no matter what it takes. This includes sneaking into world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, and on the books of one of the greatest show producers in their world. But, of course, it won’t be as easy as being discovered.
The world Illumination creates around sing is bright, fantastic, and fun. Animals of all shapes, sizes, species, and types are not only friends but co-exist together. Their appearance, gender, or type of animal is never taken into consideration on their skill level or their ability to perform. Instead, the group (and the world in general) seems to focus on their skills, or talents when working with the characters. Although the characters are anthropomorphized, they set an example of equality for all of the characters. Not only is this a great example for young viewers, but it opens up the story possibilities for everyone to achieve their dreams no matter what they look like.
Sing 2 basically takes that underdog story and doubles down on it. Not only is the singing group trying to take it to the next level, but they’re doing it despite what everyone tells them. Producing one of the largest shows and breaking confronting their fears while they do it. Overall, another great message for kids and young viewers. Sure, the movie is a bit silly and the concept of singing animals may be too – but it has great messages for kids and songs that won’t drive you nuts as you watch it over and over again once they put it on repeat at home.
Sing 2 is in theaters everywhere on the 22nd and is a feel-good movie that your kids will love to see over their holiday break. It doesn’t have anything super scary or questionable in it, it’s one that you can feel confident that your kids can watch and enjoy. Get ready for one of the greatest performances from the singing group yet!
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About Sing 2
This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.
But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.
As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.
What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. With electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart, Sing 2 is sure to be the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.