Sing is an American animated musical comedy movie produced by Illumination Entertainment and released by Universal Pictures. The movie was penned and helmed by Garth Jennings, co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet. The stars behind this wonderful musical-themed movie who lend their voices are Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly.
The movie is about anthropomorphic animals where the stars have to play these characters. The story mainly revolves around a theatre owner who one day came up with an idea to hold a competitive singing show. The competition also throws light on the private life of its contestants who took part in the singing competition.
The movie comprises over 60 songs from renowned artists, their performances are most diegesis-based. It also features an original song called “Faith” by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe. On September 11, 2016, Sing was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and premiered at Microsoft Theatre on December 3, 2016. After some time, the movie was released in the US on December 21, 2016. The film collected a whopping $634 worldwide.
What We Know So Far Regarding The Upcoming Sequel
While we earnestly wait for the arrival of Sing 3, another sequel— Sing 2 is slated for a release on December 21, 2021.
Universal announced that the sequel to Sing is going to take a longer time to hit the theatres and is now finally set for an official release date although the movie is still untitled. Sing 2 will be including new member additions such as Bono, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, and Latitia Wright, and many more.
Before its new premiere date, Sing 2 was initially set for a release on December 25, 2020, and July 2, 2021, but we’re pushed back due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. If you look at the situation, it is quite understandable to have the dates pushed back and we hope the current release remains unchanged.
Is Sing 3 in the works?
Sing 3, which is titled Sing: World Tour is an upcoming movie scheduled for 2024 release although there is no specific release date. Not much is known as the movie is not even in development yet. It is a sequel to the 2016 movie, Sing. The musically themed movie is a crossover film to various films like Despicable Me 3, The Secret Life of Pets, Home, Zootopia, Osmosis Jones, Ferdinand, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, Despicable Me 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3.
The Cast of Sing 3
Once the upcoming sequel is in development, we’ll get official news as the making of the movie goes deeper but at the moment, nothing much is revealed and there is no information available at all. Here are the names of the stars we are expected to see on the screens once again although some of the cast has not been confirmed yet.
-Matthew McConaughey (as Buster Moon)
-Anne Hathaway (as Penny)
-Reese Witherspoon (as Rosita)
-Seth MacFarlane (as Mike)
-Scarlett Johansson (as Ash)
-John C. Reilly (as Eddie Noodleman)
-Tori Kelly (as Meena)
-Taron Egerton (as Johnny)
-Nick Kroll (as Gunter)
-Selena Gomez (as Melody)
-Chris Pratt (as Jeff Hawk)
-Anna Kendrick (as Priscilla Crest)
-Garth Jennings (as Miss Karen Crawly)
-Nick Offerman (as Norman)
-Beck Bennett (as Lance)
-Jennifer Saunders (as Nana Noodleman)
-Zac Efron (as Henry)
-Gwen Stefani (as Debbie)
-Gary DeLisle (as Tabitha)
-Emily Blunt (as Tabitha’s singing voice)
-Phyllis Smith (as Betty)
-Norah Jones (as Diana)
-Tony Hale (as Boris)
-Idris Elba (as Robert)
-Ben Stiller (as Dave Moon)
-Peter Serafinowicz (as Marcus)
-Diane Lane (as Sharon)
-Josh Brolin (as Darwin)
-Mindy Kailing (as Katie)
-Steve Zahn (as Barry)
-Tina Fey (as Tilly)
-Jeffrey Tambor (as Jerry)
-Mary Steenburgen (as Leslie)
-Leslie Jones (as Meena’s Mother)
-Jay Pharoah (as Meena’s Grandfather)
-Lorraine Newman (as Meena’s Grandmother)
-J.K. Simmons (as Henry’s Father)
-Molly Shannon (as Henry’s Mother)