Sing 2 (2021)

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Sing 2 (2021)

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
France
Japan
USA
IMDb   N/A
Metacritic   51 %
TheMovieDb    9.0 /10
RottenTomatoes  60 %
FilmAffinity  
Creators
Director Garth Jennings
Writer Garth Jennings
Information
Release Date2021-12-08
Runtime
GenreAnimation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Content RatingPG (PG)
Awards
CompanyIllumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures
CountryFrance, Japan, USA
LanguageEnglish
Buster Moon (voice)
Johnny (voice)
Meena (voice)
Gunter (voice)
Jimmy Crystal (voice)
Porsche Crystal (voice)
Clay Calloway (voice)
Elwood (voice)
Alfonso (voice)
Vivace (voice)
Dixie (voice)
Miss Crawly (voice)

Sing 2

Sing 2 is a 2021 American computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. The sequel to the 2016 film Sing, the film is written and directed by Garth Jennings and stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Offerman, and Jennings reprising their roles from the first film. The sequel is also set to feature new characters voiced by Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti, and Bono.

The film premiered at the AFI Fest on November 14, 2021, and will release theatrically in the United States on December 22, 2021 by Universal Pictures.


Premise

After the events of the first film, Buster Moon and his new cast now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But without connections, he and his singers must sneak into the offices of Crystal Entertainment, run by the ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-reclusive Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.


Voice cast

  • Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an optimistic koala who owns the Moon theater
  • Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, a pig who gave up her teenage music dreams to become a devoted housewife and mother of 25 piglets
  • Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a teenage porcupine punk rocker
  • Taron Egerton as Johnny, a teenage gorilla who wants to sing
  • Tori Kelly as Meena, a teenage elephant with an exquisite singing voice, who previously overcame severe stage fright
  • Nick Kroll as Gunter, a passionate dancing pig who is partnered with Rosita for the show
  • Bobby Cannavale as Jimmy Crystal, a white wolf and a media mogul who runs Crystal Entertainment
  • Halsey as Porsha Crystal, a wolf and the spoiled daughter of Jimmy Crystal
  • Pharrell Williams as Alfonso, an elephant and ice cream vendor who acts as Meena's love interest
  • Nick Offerman as Norman, a pig and Rosita's workaholic husband
  • Letitia Wright as Nooshy, a streetwise lynx dancer who helps Johnny regain his confidence while he learns his choreography
  • Eric André as Darius, a self-important yak who is cast in the stage production opposite Meena in a romantic duet
  • Chelsea Peretti as Suki, Jimmy Crystal's haughty dog assistant and talent scout
  • Bono as Clay Calloway, an aged lion who was once a rock star legend
  • Garth Jennings as Miss Crawly, an elderly iguana with a glass eye who is Buster's administrative assistant
  • Adam Buxton as Klaus Kickenklober, a proboscis monkey and dance instructor that gets Johnny as a student

Production

On January 25, 2017, Universal Pictures and Illumination announced a sequel to its 2016 animated film Sing was in development. Writer/director Garth Jennings and producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy return along with voiceover stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, and Tori Kelly.

In December 2020, Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti, longtime Illumination collaborator Pharrell Williams, Bono and Halsey were added to the voice cast. Work on the film shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was done remotely following the temporary closure of Illumination Mac Guff.

Fashion brand Rodarte designed some of the costumes used in the film.


Music

In December 2020, Joby Talbot returned to compose the score. U2 performed the film's original song "Your Song Saved My Life". The song was released on November 3, 2021. Additional music will include songs by Kiana Ledé, BTS, Sam i, Billie Eilish, Elton John and more. The film's soundtrack is set to be released on December 17, 2021.

Sing 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedDecember 17, 2021
Recorded2021
Genre
  • Soundtrack
  • pop
LabelRepublic
Singles from Sing 2
  1. "Your Song Saved My Life"
    Released: November 3, 2021
  2. "Suéltate"
    Released: November 18, 2021
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Your Song Saved My Life (from Sing 2)"U2TBA
2."Let's Go Crazy"
  • Tori Kelly
  • Taron Egerton
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Nick Kroll
TBA
3."Can't Feel My Face"Kiana LedéTBA
4."Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"Elton JohnTBA
5."Heads Will Roll"Scarlett JohanssonTBA
6."Holes"Mercury RevTBA
7."Bad Guy"Billie EilishTBA
8."Sing 2 Audition Medley"Sing 2 CastTBA
9."Where the Streets Have No Name"
  • Kelly
  • Egerton
  • Johansson
  • Witherspoon
  • Kroll
TBA
10."Higher Love"
  • Kygo
  • Whitney Houston
TBA
11."There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
  • Kelly
  • Egerton
TBA
12."Suéltate (from Sing 2)"
  • Sam i
  • Anitta
  • Bia
  • Jarina De Marco
TBA
13."Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"JohanssonTBA
14."Soy Yo (Sing 2 Mix)"Bomba EstéreoTBA
15."A Sky Full of Stars"EgertonTBA
16."Could Have Been Me"HalseyTBA
17."I Say A Little Prayer"
  • Kelly
  • Pharrell Williams
TBA
18."Break Free"
  • Witherspoon
  • Kroll
TBA
19."I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
  • Johansson
  • Bono
TBA
20."Tippy Toes (Bonus Track)"
  • Adam Buxton
  • Fancy Feelings
  • DSCOSTU
TBA
21."Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Bonus Track)"
  • Keke Palmer
  • Kelly
  • Egerton
  • Witherspoon
  • Kroll
TBA
Total length:TBA

Marketing

Tomy made a deal with Illumination and Universal to develop the Sing 2 toy line. It will include plush toys, collectible figures, and a role-play game.


Release

Sing 2 had its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 14, 2021, and will release theatrically in the United States on December 22, 2021 in RealD 3D, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after previously being scheduled to be released in the United States on December 25, 2020, and July 2, 2021. The film will release internationally in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2022.


Reception

Critical response

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 60% based on 5 reviews, with an average rating of 4.4/10. On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 51 out of 100 based on five critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Justin Lowe, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, praised the musical set of the film, calling the "ragtag cast that Buster had brought for an amateur cast, had blossomed into a full-fledged company of professional performers". Peter Debruge, of Variety, gave a positive review, saying the film is "an elaborate machinery of joy, and it's easier to appreciate how every choice seems designed to put a smile on people's faces".