A new trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s holiday release Sing has arrived from Universal Pictures, putting its assorted animal stars in the spotlight. Written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, the music-driven CG animated comedy arrives in theaters December 21.
Trailer No. 2 gives us a taste of the more than 85 hit songs the film crams in, plus a more intimate look at the dream-filled contestants of the show’s central competition — including an overworked and underappreciated mother of 25 piglets, who at the end of the spot takes a brief break from reality to boogie down in a grocery store in a wonderfully relatable moment. Same, mama pig. Same.
Set in a modern world inhabited solely by animals, Sing centers on a dapper koala named Buster Moon (voiced by Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey), whose once grand theater is on the verge of closing. He has one last shot to save his life’s work: producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Out of the many contestants, five leaders emerge: A crooning con-artist mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a teenage elephant with massive stage fright (Tori Kelly), a mother pig run ragged by her huge litter (Reese Witherspoon), a young gorilla who wants to leave the gangster life (Taron Egerton), and a punky porcupine trying to shake off her arrogant boyfriend (Scarlett Johansson). They all have one thing in common: the dream of changing their life’s course.