Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon, a dapper koala, 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.
I love the fact that these great CG animated movies are becoming better and better but I will say that I was kind of reluctant with this one. I saw the trailers and although they LOOKED great, it didn’t particularly interest me that much. My son was the main reason I watched this film and in the end I couldn’t have been more thankful that I did. This film way WAAAAAY better than what I imagined and had such a cool message to it as well. The cast is amazing and work so well together even if it is in animated form. They compliment each other so well and seeing their animated counterparts interact with one another made it seem like the actors were right there on screen as well. The music that was chosen for the film was so perfect and with it being a singing competition it was given the best opportunity to showcase some of the best covers of pop songs that I’ve heard in a while. The one thing that I loved about the movie was it’s ability to make you just feel good after watching it. I found myself tapping my foot and singing along and I was in an really great mood after seeing the film. I think they’re using subliminal trickery (just kidding..haha!). If you’re a parent and are not too excited about watching another animated film then you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be entertained as well. If you are just a lover of these kinds of movies then you won’t be disappointed one bit. Go grab this one as son as you can! 8/10
The film looked fantastic in this format but to be perfectly honest it was no better than the standard Blu-ray version. All the visuals looked nice and crisp but comparing them to the Blu-ray it was pretty much the same quality. There isn’t anything bad nor is there anything extravagant either which is a bit disappointing when it comes to a 4K Ultra HD release. So if you have a few extra dollars to spend then get the 4K and it will cover all bases but if you buy the Blu-ray then you’ll be good to go as well.
3 Mini-Movies – 3 fantastic shorts that will keep you laughing the entire time. This reminds me so much of the “hayday” of cartoons.
The Making of the Mini-Movies – The filmmakers talk a bit about creating these shorts.
The Making of Sing – A look at the all around creation of the movie. This short feature goes through everything from the characters, script and animation process.
Finding the Rhythm: Editing Sing – An even quicker look at the editing process of the film.
Character Profiles – Really fast looks at the characters of the film and the voice actors that portray them.
Making a Music Video with Tori Kelly – Singer/Son’gwriter (also the voice of Meena) talks about creating a video for “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”
The Sing Network – This five part feature looks at a group of TV-like ads for various character businesses the film.
The Best of Gunter – A nice little montage of funny moments from the character.
Sing & Dance! – “Faith” – A number of dancers show various dance moves and how to recreate them.
Music Video For “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”
Music Video For “Faith.”
Lyric Video For “Faith.”
Lyric Video For “Set It All Free”