Sing 2 Trailer Teases Illumination’s Star-Studded Animated Sequel

Universal Pictures and Illumination have released the official trailer for the forthcoming musical animated sequel to 2016’s Sing, featuring the voices of Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon along with Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson. The film is scheduled to hit the theaters this December 22, just in time for Christmas.

The Sing 2 trailer, which you can check out below along with the character posters, features the return of McConaughey’s Buster Moon along with most of the first film’s talented characters as they prepare for the biggest show of their lives. They must prove to the ruthless entertainment mogul that they have what it takes to showcase their talents at the glamourous Redshore City. However, the only catch is they must enlist rock legend Clay Calloway, portrayed by Bono, in order to get full approval from Mr. Crystal.

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In Sing 2, Buster has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother pig Rosita, rocker porcupine Ash, earnest gorilla Johnny, shy elephant Meena and, of course, porcine provocateur Gunter—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal.

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway. Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

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The animated sequel features an all-star ensemble including returning voice cast, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Garth Jennings, and Nick Offerman along with new cast members Bono, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, and Chelsea Peretti.

Sing 2 is once again written and directed by acclaimed Garth Jennings. The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. The film combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.