Sing isn’t in stores yet, but we’re already seen the Blu-ray twice. We love the animated musical comedy. The film kinda of reminds me of American Idol, but better. The story is interesting and the singing is outstanding (you’ll want to sing along!). In my opinion, Sing is fun for the entire family. As an added bonus, the Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD include three mini-movies (my favorite is Gunter Babysits). And thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Illumination Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win a Sing Blu-ray. Sing-tastic! Sing will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 21st.
The Sing Story
Sing is a story that revolves around Buster Moon. He owns an old theater that is running out of money. He thinks he has a great idea when he decides to have a singing competition at his theater. Buster Moon holds an audition and selects his finalists for the competition: Rosita, Mike, Ash, Johnny, and Gunter. Meena also joins the show later. She didn’t get in originally because she was too shy to sing at the audition. All the main characters are likable — even the mean mouse, Mike (he grows on you).
The Sing Cast
I thought all the voice talents were excellent. Most of the time, I couldn’t even tell if they were doing the singing or if the tunes were sung by real musicians. The cast consisted mainly of Matthew McConaughey (Buster Moon), Reese Witherspoon (Rosita), Seth MacFarlane (Mike), Scarlett Johansson (Ash), John C. Reilly (Eddie), Taron Egerton (Johnny), Tori Kelly (Meena), Jennifer Saunders (Nana), Jennifer Hudson (Young Nana), Garth Jennings (Miss Crawly), Peter Serafinowicz (Big Daddy), Nick Kroll (Gunter), Beck Bennett (Lance), Jay Pharoah (Meena’s Grandfather), and Nick Offerman (Norman). Sing was directed by Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings.
Sing Special Features
The combo pack includes the animated film in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD formats. In addition, the combo pack includes a bunch of special features:
- Gunter Babysits — Gunter offers to watch all of Rosita’s 25 piglets for the night, trying to prove he’s the best babysitter ever.
- Love At First Sight — During a piano lesson with Johnny, Miss Crawly becomes nostalgic about the dancing and romancing of her youth. Johnny convinces her that it’s not too late to find someone and helps her setup a profile on a dating website.
- Eddie’s Life Coach — Eddie’s mom signs her slacker son up for a digital training seminar to get his life back on track.
- “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” Music Video — A cool and unique music video starring Tori Kelly.
- Making a Music Video with Tori Kelly — A behind the scenes look at the making of Tori’s music video with exclusive insights provided by Tori herself.
- “Faith” Music Video
- “Faith” Lyric Video
- “Set It All Free” Lyric Video
- The Making of SING — We take you through the animation studios of Illumination with interviews from Chris Meledandri, producer Janet Healy, the various animation teams and the voice talent of SING.
- Finding the Rhythm: Editing SING — Illumination editor Greg Perler, takes us inside the edit bay and reveals the secrets behind cutting an animated film. We’ll plunge into his world in this fun and eye-opening peek inside the room where the magic gets put together.
- Character Profiles — Profiles on the incredible cast, all lending their voices to bring these animated characters to life.
- SING & Dance! — “Faith” — Celebrity choreographer Aakomon Jones takes us through a dance routine inspired by SING and the song, “Faith.”
- The SING Network — The SING Network brings you the latest news and highlights the business endeavors of your favorite SING stars.
- The Best Of Gunter — A rapid-fire, fun mash-up of all the best Gunter one-liners.
- The Making Of The Mini-Movies — We’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award winner Matthew 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. For the funny, charming, uplifting — and most of all, deeply human — film that features more than 65 songs, McConaughey is joined by fellow Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, as well as Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.
Sing Blu-ray Giveaway
Thanks to Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win a Sing Blu-ray. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the contest is Monday, March 27th (Pacific time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, but they are not the administrators of the sweepstakes on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a movie for review. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]