Check out Tori Kelly & Taron Egerton’s animal alter egos in the brand new character posters for Sing! Plus, a brand new trailer has hit the web!
The duo join an all star cast featuring Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson & John C. Reilly for the Illumination animated flick that is sure to be a hit this holiday season.
Each character gets their own poster and we see Taron’s “Johnny” leaning against a garage door deep in thought while Tori’s Meena is happy listening to music on a pile of records. What we love about the Meena poster is that popular bands and artists have been turned into animal versions on the album covers. You’ll spot references to No Doubt (No Trout), Maroon 5 (Baboon 5), Coldplay (Coldplayers) and our favorite, Seal as well, Seal.
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.
The movie featuresmore than 65 hit songs and arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016. We can’t wait! Check out all the posters below as well as some great photos of the actors with their animated characters.