‘Sing’ Official Trailer: Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson Voice Animated Animals

Koala in Sing
A scene from ‘Sing’

The official trailer for Sing arrived, appropriately enough, during the May 23, 2016 episode of The Voice. The animated music-driven comedy centers around a singing competition and features 85 songs, with Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, and Taron Egerton lending their voices to the Illumination and Universal Pictures comedy. Written and directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Sing will be heading to theaters on December 21, 2016.

The Plot: Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing 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.

Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

Watch the Sing trailer: