Get to Know the Voice-over Characters of the Anime: Sing Cast

Sing is a computer-animated musical comedy film released in 2016 by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the first film in the same-named franchise. Garth Jennings wrote and directed the film co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, and Nick Kroll provide ensemble voices in the film. The film is set in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals and follows a struggling theatre owner who holds a singing competition to keep his theatre from going bankrupt.

About the Film: Sing

About the Film Sing

The film includes over 60 songs by famous artists, most performed diegetically. It also has “Faith,” an original song written by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande that was nominated for a Golden Globe. It premiered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 3, 2016, and was released in the United States by Universal Pictures on December 21, 2016. It debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2016. It received mostly favorable reviews and grossed $634 million worldwide. Sing 2, the sequel, was released on December 22, 2021. Garth Jennings announced in January 2014 that he would write and direct an animated romantic comedy for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment about “fortitude, competing, and carrying melodies.”

The Plot of the film: Sing

Plot of the film Sing
Buster was not the only one in trouble; other creatures in the city were also in danger. Rosita is a gifted singer who has given up her dreams of performing to raise 25 boisterous children and is constantly neglected by her workaholic husband, Norman. Meena has a great singing voice but suffers from stage fright, which causes her pushy grandfather to put pressure on her to face her fear. Mike is a street musician who plays the saxophone but doesn’t make much money, so he threatens people to get them to give him cheap profits. Johnny is the son of mobster Big Daddy, who wishes for him to follow in his father’s criminal footsteps, but Johnny wishes to be a singer. Ash, a punk rocker, is in a pop group with her boyfriend.

The cast of the Film: Lead Roles

cast of the Film Lead Roles
Buster Moon is played by Matthew McConaughey, an optimistic koala who plans to save his theatre from closure by holding a singing competition. Reese Witherspoon plays Rosita, a domestic pig who abandoned her teenage music dreams to become Norman’s devoted wife and mother of 25 piglets. Mike, a small white crooning mouse with a big Frank Sinatra-Esque voice and an arrogant attitude, is played by Seth MacFarlane. Scarlett Johansson stars as Ash, a crested porcupine punk rocker who joins an alternative-rock band with her boyfriend Lance until she rejects him for cheating on her with another crested porcupine. Eddie Noodleman, a Suffolk sheep and Buster’s partner who doubts the theatre’s future, is played by John C. Reilly. Tori Kelly stars as Meena, a teen elephant.

The Supporting Cast:

Supporting Cast
Gunter, a domestic pig and Rosita’s German-accented, optimistic and bubbly dance partner, is played by Nick Kroll. Nick Offerman plays Norman, a domestic pig, and Rosita’s husband. Karen Crawly, an elderly green iguana who works as Buster’s assistant and offers Johnny piano lessons, is played by Garth Jennings. Big Daddy is Peter Serafinowicz, Johnny’s gang leader father, who wants him to follow in his criminal footsteps. Lance, a crested porcupine, and Ash’s rejected boyfriend is played by Beck Bennett. Meena’s mother is Leslie Jones. Meena’s grandfather is Jay Pharoah. Jennifer Saunders plays Nana Noodleman, a Suffolk sheep, and Eddie’s grandmother, who used to be a singer. Jennifer Hudson plays young Nana Noodleman. Rhea Perlman warns Buster as Judith, a brown Llama from the bank.

Production Background of the Film:

Production Background of the Film
Garth Jennings announced in January 2014 that he would write and direct an animated comedy film for Universal Pictures and Illumination about “courage, competition, and carrying a tune,” initially titled Lunch and then retitled Sing. Matthew McConaughey was added to the cast on January 14, 2015, to voice the lead role in the film. The film’s producers would be Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. On June 17, 2015, it was announced that McConaughey would play Buster and John C. Reilly would play Eddie, a black sheep, and Buster’s best friend, with Jennings directing the film based on his script. It was announced in November 2015 that Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, and Tori Kelly.

Every member of the voice cast is expected to return in Sing 3. Matthew McConaughey will reprise his role as Buster Moon with the necessary changes and signature style he previously mentioned. Reese Witherspoon will play Rosita. Scarlett Johansson will play the role of Ash. Taron Egerton will play Johnny. Bobby Cannavale will play Jimmy Crystal. Yory Kelly will take over for Meena. Nick Kroll will play Gunter. Alfonso will be played again by Pharrell Williams. Halsey will provide Porsha Crystal’s voice. Fans are hoping for another installment of the Sing franchise. So far, the previous two have been bangers. With each film teaching us a valuable lesson, everyone expects nothing less from the next installment.