Check out the newest character posters for Illumination’s upcoming animated flick Sing!
The movie stars Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton, along with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, and Nick Kroll.
The movie follows koala Buster Moon (McConaughey) as he puts on a singing competition in an effort to save his theater. For the competition, five lead contestants come out to change their lives: A mouse con Mike (MacFarlane), a teenage elephant with stage fright named Meena (Kelly), a pig mother Rosita (Witherspoon), a young gorilla Johnny looking to get away from his family’s history of felonies (Egerton), and Ash, a punk-rock porcupine looking to get away from her boyfriend and go solo (Johansson).
“I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a bit of Meena inside,” Kelly says on her character. “She’s that timid kid who desperately wants to share her gifts with the world, but is always second guessing herself. As an artist, I went to that place of insecurity inside teenage Tori to find my inner Meena. Then you take a deep breath, shake off the nerves and just let the music take over.”
“I think that one of the biggest fears we all have is that we will disappoint our parents,” Taron says. “All you want is their acceptance, but as you come into your own, you begin to realize that your dreams don’t always intersect with theirs. Johnny’s relationship with his father epitomizes this. He only needs Big Daddy to listen, to actually hear him, just once. If that happens, Johnny believes he can become his own man and really soar.”
Sing hits theaters on December 21st!
Images: Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures