Just next month, we're set to receive Disney's Zootopia - an animated film set in a world inhabited by talking animals. Well, it seems as though the studio have some competition with Illumination's Sing, another animated film set in a world inhabited by talking animals and the teaser trailer for it has arrived.

What is up with the recent over abundance of films with talking animals? Last year we received The Good Dinosaur and in 2016 alone, we're set to see Zootopia, Kung Fu Panda 3, The Angry Birds Movie, Ice Age 5, Finding Dory The Secret Life of Pets and now Sing. Don't get me wrong, I know they're all different in their own ways and I'm sure a lot of them will be good but is this a new trend? Are these films the next comic-book movies or YA adaptions?

This evening, Illumination debuted the teaser trailer for their forthcoming animation Sing and I have to say, it's not bad. The reveal doesn't give away too much but it establishes the idea behind the premise nicely which will basically follow a singing competition in a world inhabited by animals, run by a koala bear Buster Moons - voiced by Matthew McConaughey. The film looks like it could be a fun little animation but, if nothing else, the cast of this film alone is a reason to get interested because the ensemble is stellar! Regardless, the film is still some time away so we can expect to see more and get a better idea of just what this film will be in the coming months.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in a musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner 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.

Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

Featuring more than 85 hit songs, Sing is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Sing will be released by Universal Pictures.

With Garth Jennings at the helm, and starring the voice talents of Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johannson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton, Sing opens on December 21st, 2016.

Check out the trailer below:


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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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