There has been no shortage of animated features in 2016. Kung Fu Panda 3, Zootopia, Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, even Sausage Party, for a specific age of course. Although there have been a few duds, 2016 has been quite consistent when it comes to animated movies, which is a great counter balance to have on any given weekend.
Right now, Disney’s Moana is in theaters, and it’s not only bringing in all kinds of glorious dollars for the Mouse House, but also giving a ton of enjoyment for all sorts of ages. But after that, what does 2016 have left to offer? Sing. I’d be misleading you all if I said I’ve liked everything I’ve seen from the animated holiday musical, but that’s not true. I was shaking my head in disbelief when the first trailer was released, not because it didn’t look good, but because it’s another talking animal feature about overcoming boundaries set forth for them before they were even born. But as the marketing for the film went on, I began to come over to its side a bit, where I now stand.
I’m not saying I’m over the moon excited or expecting it to be the best animated feature of of the year, but it looks like something more than just another talking animal movie. At the same time, I could be completely off rails and it could end up as one of those duds I mentioned earlier, but as of right now, Sing looks a lot better than it did a number of weeks back. It’s not just a few weeks away and as with every movie, the marketing has veered away from trailers and is introducing real raw footage of the movie to the public, via clips.
Check out the new clips below, which introduce a handful of the characters we’ll see becoming there own in the movie. Also don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments. How do you feel about Sing? Are you just uninterested or does it look like something you’ll want to see with the family? Sing is released on December 21st, 2016 and stars the voices of Matthew Mcconaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Seth McFarlane, and John C. Reilly.
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.