Sing

5 reasons to sing about Sing

Here's why this film hits all the right notes...

Warm up those vocal chords and shake off those jazz hands because this musical animation will have you singing your heart out

Sing available in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert U. Also available in HD

From the makers of Despicable Me and Son Of Rambow, it follows the tale of a koala called Buster (voiced by Interstellar's Matthew McConaughey) who holds a glitzy singing competition in an attempt to stop his theatre from being shut down. Enter a medley of hopeful animals voiced – and sung – by a cast starrier than a clear night sky. Check out the trailer below and read on for our reasons why you should join the fun...

  

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1. Sing’s got the X fact-fur!

Love reality TV music competitions but feel like the format could do with a little something? A little something more… animated and… animally? Of course you do, and Simon Cowell will be kicking himself that he didn’t think of this first. In Sing, Buster offers a prize of $1,000 to the winner of his competition, but his elderly iguana assistant accidentally adds two zeros to the figure on promotional posters. So very Louis Walsh.

2. It’s more uplifting than a hot air balloon on a trampoline

Wait, does that…? Never mind. No matter what your species, you’ll be moved by Sing. Having come from varied backgrounds and having all faced challenges just to get to the competition, the colourful cast of critters encourage us all to get over our fears and keep trying, even when the odds are stacked against us.

3. The soundtrack will be a hit with the whole family

We don’t think anything unites the family more than a singalong, as any parent who’s ever taken a long car journey with the kids will testify. And this movie has a number for everyone, whether it’s Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, Gipsy Kings’ “Bamboléo” or Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing”.

4. It’s got some seriously cool credentials

As one half of production duo Hammer & Tongs, Sing director Garth Jennings is responsible for loads of cool music vids, such as Blur’s “Coffee & TV”, Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” and Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins”. Remember that when you’re singing along to Taylor Swift during Sing.

5. The voice cast is music to your ears

With more celebs on the payroll than you can shake a conductor’s baton at, you’ll have fun playing the “guess the voice” game. It has no less than three Oscar winners and even the supporting roles are filled by some of our favourite stars, including John C Reilly (Kong: Skull Island), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Nick Offerman (Parks And Recreation).

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Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download and log into the app to start watching.

Watch Sing in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert U. Also available in HD

 

Sky Cinema on demand: Sky Cinema Premiere +1 not available in HD.

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