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Bono and ‘Sing 2’ Director Garth Jennings on How They Breathed Emotion Into a Guitar-Slinging Lion

Bono hasn’t taken up many offers to work as an actor despite his years in the public eye. But when writer-director Garth Jennings came calling with an opportunity to collaborate on Universal’s animated “Sing 2,” Bono embraced the challenge of becoming a leading man with a leading mane. He got into the head of his […]
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How Bono and ‘Sing 2’ Director Garth Jennings Breathed Emotion Into a Guitar-Slinging Lion

Bono hasn’t taken up many offers to work as an actor despite his years in the public eye. But when writer-director Garth Jennings came calling with an opportunity to collaborate on Universal’s animated “Sing 2,” Bono embraced the challenge of becoming a leading man with a leading mane. He got into the head of his […]
Tags: Bono, U2, Musicians, Garth Jennings, Music for Screens, Sing 2


Torino Film Festival Mixes Militant Cinema With More Mainstream Movies

Italy’s Torino Film Festival, the pre-eminent event for young directors and indie cinema — now being revamped after going virtual due to the pandemic — will somewhat symbolically kick off its upcoming 39th edition with the international premiere of “Sing 2” with director Garth Jennings in tow. “It’s a hymn to going back into movie […]
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Final Sing 2 Trailer: Sorry, Parents, You'll Be Watching This One A Lot

Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment has released the final trailer for the upcoming film "Sing 2." The musical gang of animals is back and this time they're bringing U2's Bono with them. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti, and of course, Bono. The film is written and directed by Garth Jennings, returning from the first...
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Torino Film Festival to Open With ‘Sing 2,’ Will Fete Monica Bellucci

The international premiere of animated musical comedy “Sing 2” will open the upcoming Torino Film Festival, Italy’s preeminent event for young directors and indie fare, which will be honoring Monica Bellucci with a lifetime achievement award. Director Garth Jennings will be on hand in Torino for the overseas festival bow of his sequel to 2016’s […]
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‘Sing 2’ to World Premiere at AFI Fest

Illumination’s “Sing 2,” the animated film written and directed by Garth Jennings, will world premiere at AFI Fest on Nov. 14 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The movie, a sequel to 2016’s “Sing,” follows a koala named Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) as he and his cast of performing animals prepare for their biggest concert yet […]
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Sing 2: Release Date, Cast And More

If you simply can't handle the silliness of "Despicable Me" and the "Minions" franchises, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment offered a nice musical alternative in 2016 with "Sing." The animated film took place in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals and followed a struggling theater owner who decided to hold a singing competition, offering an exciting opportunity for a variety of animals from all walks of life to make their dreams come true. The musical extravaganza featur...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Bono, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Edgar Wright, Universal Pictures, Crystal, Halsey, Clay, Jennings, Shaun, Buster, Rosita, Gunter, Porsha


‘Sing 2’ Trailer: Buster Moon is Back, and Bono is Coming with Him as a Legendary Lion Rocker

After making waves in Illumination Entertainment’s animated musical extravaganza Sing, all your favorite singing animals are back for a sequel. And this time they’re trying to make it big. Sing 2 finds Buster (Matthew McConaughey) and the New Moon Theater crew a local hit, but if they want to land a deal in the big time with Crystal Entertainment, run by a ruthless wolf mogul (Bobby Cannavale), they’re going to need some help. So they promise a collaboration with lion rock legend Clay Calloway....
Tags: Movies, Bono, Animation, Nick Kroll, Scarlett-Johansson, Universal, Chelsea Peretti, Movie Trailers, Musical, Eric Andre, Pharrell Williams, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Clay, Illumination Entertainment, Rosita


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

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 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 Moo...
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‘Sing 2’ Cast Now Includes Halsey, Bono, Pharrell, and More

Illumination Entertainment’s Sing 2, the sequel to the company’s 2016 animated hit musical, has added a trio of one-named singers to its roster. Halsey, Pharrell, and Bono have joined the Sing 2 cast, as have Bobby Cannavale (Master of None, Ant-Man), Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Mangrove), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, Man Seeking Woman), and Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Game Night). Bono will play a rock star lion named Clay Calloway who has lost his roar. Pharrell is playing ...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Casting, Bono, Animation, Porsche, Pharrell, Nick Kroll, Scarlett Johansson, Chelsea Peretti, Musical, Eric Andre, Bobby Cannavale, Crystal, Halsey


Sing 2: Bono, Halsey & Pharrell Join Illumination’s Animated Sequel

Sing 2: Bono, Halsey & Pharrell Join Illumination’s Animated Sequel Universal Pictures and Illumination’s Sing 2 animated sequel has added Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams to its cast, along with Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, and Chelsea Peretti. The group joins returning stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, and Nick Kroll. You can check out the announcement and poster debut below! PB ...
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POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Following the sudden departure of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first movie that introduced Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts into the MCU, ComingSoon.net asked its readers to vote on who they feel would be the best-suited filmmaker to take the reins on the massive sequel that is scheduled to begin production in May. After receiving nearly 2,000 v...
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March 21, 2017: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD

Check out an exclusive behind the scenes clip from Assassin’s Creed, on DVD and Blu-ray March 21 Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s look at all the top titles arriving this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at the major new releases, catalogue films and television collections hitting shelves and/or VOD beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The week kicks off with the video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed coming home. We’ve got an exclusive look one of t...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, Digital, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, New Zealand, TV News, Pedro Almodóvar, Jackson, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Dvd, Alfred Hitchcock, Elle


February 28: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

Check out what’s hitting DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD February 28 Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s look at all the top titles arriving this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at the major new releases, catalogue films and television collections hitting shelves and/or VOD beginning Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Recent big-screen releases coming home February 28 begin with Robert Zemeckis’ gripping WWII thriller Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotil...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Greece, Lionsgate, Digital, ESP, Netflix, Canada, Ethan Hawke, TV News, Dreamworks, Warren Beatty, Miami, Brad Pitt


Review: ‘Sing’ Is Another Cute Crowdpleaser From Illumination Entertainment

Note: With Sing out this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the TIFF. Since Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment has established itself as a go-to source for sturdy family entertainment. Their films may not reach the artistic heights of Pixar or Disney, but you can generally count on them to be perfectly pleasant and inoffensive, able to entertain the kids without annoying the parents. Sing is Illumination’s first musical, but otherwise it’s cut from the same cloth as the company’s ...
Tags: Movies, Toronto, Movie Reviews, Katy Perry, Animation, Scarlett-Johansson, Ash, Universal, Musical, Pixar, Eddie, Van Halen, Sinatra, John C Reilly, Johnny, Meena


‘Sing’ Is Another Cute Crowdpleaser From Illumination Entertainment [TIFF Review]

Since Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment has established itself as a go-to source for sturdy family entertainment. Their films may not reach the artistic heights of Pixar or Disney, but you can generally count on them to be perfectly pleasant and inoffensive, able to entertain the kids without annoying the parents. Sing is Illumination’s first musical, but otherwise it’s cut from the same cloth as the company’s other films. While not especially deep, the combination of a star-studded cas...
Tags: Movies, Toronto, Movie Reviews, Katy Perry, Animation, Scarlett-Johansson, Ash, Universal, Musical, Pixar, Eddie, Van Halen, Sinatra, John C Reilly, Johnny, Meena


‘Sing’ Trailer: It’s Like If ‘Zootopia’ Was About ‘American Idol’

In just a few weeks, Disney’s Zootopia will whisk us off to a land that’s at once familiar and strange, that imagines our everyday universe as it might look if it had been designed, built, and populated entirely by animals. As of now, that’s the only trip there that Disney is offering — there are no plans yet for a Zootopia 2. But if you’re eager to immerse yourself in another animal kingdom, Illumination Entertainment’s got you covered with Sing. Like Zootopia, Sing takes place in a world inha...
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‘Sing’ Clips: Animated ‘American Idol’ with Animals from Illumination Entertainment

If the Minions aren’t your cup of tea, then maybe you’ll be more interested in one of Illumination Entertainment’s other projects coming this year. The Secret Life of Pets is the next one from the animation studio arriving this summer, but just before Christmas this year, they also have the musically charged Sing. Like many animated movies, this one takes place in a world where animals live like humans, and one koala has fallen on hard times, unable to keep his theaters up and running. So in a ...
Tags: Matthew-McConaughey, Reese-Witherspoon, Animation, Scarlett-Johansson, Universal, Musical, Seth-MacFarlane, Koala, John-C-Reilly, Buster, Illumination Entertainment, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Family Films, Sing, Secret Life of Pets