Sing Delights Critics at TIFF
A veritable who's who of Hollywood royalty lend their voices to Garth Jennings' animated feature Sing, and so far the results from the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film had its world premiere, are some super solid reviews.
Sing centers on a theater-owning koala (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) who falls on hard times, and, in an effort to save his theater and himself, decides to hold a singing competition. Critics from TheWrap to The Hollywood Reporter to Variety are all hailing the film's lush visuals and exuberant vocal performances. Variety writes that "the studio responsible for Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets outdoes itself with this catchy jukebox musical." The Hollywood Reporter writes that "With such a stellar cast on hand (even supporting and minor parts are voiced by the likes of Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones, Jennifer Saunders, Rhea Perlman and John C. Reilly, with singing support from the likes of Jennifer Hudson), it’s no surprise that Sing is a treat for both the ears and eyes. Apparently, the cast all sang their songs themselves, with surprisingly impressive results although who knows how much auto-tuning went into creating the finished soundtrack.”
We've embedded the trailer below to give you a sense of why critics are enjoying Jennings' film so much. Starring alongside Mcconaughey and the above mentioned supporting cast are Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson. Sing hits theaters on December 21, 2016.
Featured image: Academy Award® winner MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY stars as dapper koala Buster Moon and writer/director GARTH JENNINGS voices elderly lizard Miss Crawly in the event film "Sing," from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.