Trailer: ‘Sing’ turns Matthew McConaughey into a koala

Sing - Trailer (Koala)

From Universal Pictures and Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, comes their latest effort SING, a parody of sorts of talent competitions. It follows the release of The Secret Life of Pets this year.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, SING stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now facing 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.

Gorgeously animated, with voices from Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly, will it rise to the lofty heights of Disney’s similarly themed Zootopia? We’re not going to say one word about the koala’s accent. Not one.  SING is releasing in Australian cinemas on 26 December 2016, part of the Boxing Day rush of films.