How far would you go to pursue your dreams? Do you have what it takes to defy the naysayers and go after what you've always wanted? These are the core questions posed by Garth Jennings' upcoming film, Sing, and the star-studded musical looks like it's going to continue 2016's trend of amazing animation. A new trailer for the movie has just hit the web, and it's pretty much guaranteed to inspire you. Check it out below.
I've seen some great trailers over the years, but the preview for Sing really strikes an unprecedented number of emotional beats. The film revolves around an eternally optimistic koala named Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) who holds a talent show in order to save his failing theater. This competition draws in animals from all over the city, and the story of the film highlights the tales of five different individuals from wildly different backgrounds as they compete for the opportunity of a lifetime.
Right off the bat it's abundantly clear that Sing takes a far more mature and thoughtful approach to its material than many other animated features. After all, it's like 8 Mile with talking animals. While the trailer obviously features plenty of snappy dialogue and slapstick comedy, it also strikes an incredibly thoughtful and provocative note as well. At its core, it's clear that Sing will center on ideas of ambition, talent, and the desire to follow one's dreams. The trailer alone invites ample comparisons to this year's Zootopia, and that's definitely a good thing; both appear to take very mature themes and concepts, and inject them into colorful worlds occupied by anthropomorphic animals. These qualities will ensure that parents and kids alike will walk away thoroughly entertained.
The amount of heart present in Sing's trailer shouldn't really surprise you once you remember who's at the helm of the movie. Although Garth Jennings does not have a ton of credits to his name as a director, he has definitely developed a reputation for imbuing his projects with bizarre amounts of sentimentality. From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to the wholly underrated Son of Rambow, Jennings has proven himself as a director with an innate ability to approach heartwarming stories in generally off-kilter ways. That skill appears to be fully on display with Sing, and we're incredibly excited about it.
In addition to Garth Jennings' direction, Sing benefits from an insanely talented voice cast. The film features a wonderfully eclectic ensemble of performers, such as John C. Reilly, Nick Kroll, Reese Witherspoon, and Seth MacFarlane -- just to name a few. There's no shortage of talent in Sing, and that is likely going to translate into some phenomenal performances.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the upcoming release of Sing as more information becomes available to us. The film will hit theaters later this year on December 21.