To make the current Christmas season even livelier, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment has released a Christmas-themed featurette for its upcoming comedy Sing.
It starts off with the characters ice-skating to the holiday classic Sleigh Ride and quickly turns into a dance party to Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart." Pure delightful hilarity ensues.
Check out the video:
Directed by Garth Jennings, Sing stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth McFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with 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: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
Joining the all-star cast are Jennifer Saunders as Nana Noodleman, Eddie’s grandmother; Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson as the singing voice of Young Nana; Peter Serafinowiz as Big Daddy, Johnny’s father; Nick Kroll as Gunter, Rosita’s piggy-power dance partner; Jay Pharoah and Leslie Jones as Meena’s Grandfather and Mother; Nick Offerman as Norman, Rosita’s husband; and Beck Bennett as Lance, Ash’s boyfriend.
Opening across the Philippines on Sunday, January 08, 2017, “Sing” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Use the hashtag #SingMovie