Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a koala who owns a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times.
Buster is an eternal optimist who loves his theatre 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.
Five lead contestants emerge: Mike, a mouse with a beautiful voice but who lies; Meena, a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita, a busy mother who needs to take care of 25 piglets; Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s crimes; and Ash, a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theatre isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
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He is determined to save his struggling theatre despite dwindling audiences, bad reviews and rising debt. While anyone else would have faced reality and switched careers, Buster has a strong drive to succeed. Well-intentioned, he does have a habit of stretching the truth, which usually widens the hole into which he’s digging himself.
She is a selfless homemaker and mother of 25 piglets who wants to remember what it feels like to be something other than a mother and wife. In the competition, she’ll be partnered with a Scandinavian pig named Gunter who instantly sees her inner diva and makes it his mission to unleash her incredible gifts.
She is a superb singer hidden inside a shy teenage elephant with a devastating case of stage fright. After having a bad audition, Meena takes a job as the show’s stagehand. Her family assumes she’s a contestant, and—burdened by the weight of their expectations—Meena doesn’t have the heart to correct them.
A prickly teenage porcupine with a punk-rock attitude, Ash auditions for the competition with her unsupportive boyfriend, but only Ash makes it as a finalist. In rehearsals, her rebellious nature continually puts her at odds with Buster, who sees her as a pop-star princess.
A greedy, self-centred mouse, he’s also a classically trained jazz musician who sings like Sinatra. Impressed by money and power, Mike is constantly trying to be a part of a crowd that doesn’t want him.
A gorilla with a beautiful singing voice and passion for music, which are in direct opposition to his role in his father’s bank-robbing crew. He wants to be a singer but knows that his father would not let him, so he keeps his involvement in the competition a secret.