Viewers of all ages will be singing your way home after seeing this brilliant family friendly movie during the holidays. Sing, the animation comedy family music feature film released in theaters December 21, 2016 by Universal Pictures, is brought to the big screen by Illumination.
|Sing Movie from Universal Pictures Opens for the Holidays|
There is a lovable animal character -- complete with human flaws and gifts -- for each of us to discover and relate to in Sing. Sitting in a Century City theater with my friends Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein of The Moms, who invited a group of L.A. bloggers to an advanced screening of this film, I was immediately drawn in to the plot.
|Denise Albert & Melissa Gerstein, The Moms, flank me at the theater|
|Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon at SING premiere|
Much like the animated hit movie Zootopia, Sing takes place in a human-like world where only animals live. As the film opens, we are introduced to Buster Moon (McConaughey), a koala who inherited an old theater from his family and that is now failing.
Fearing that this family legacy will be lost forever, he jumps into high gear to produce the world's greatest animal singing competition, American Idol-style. Once word gets out that there's a singing contest to enter with a big money prize to win, hundreds of all types of animals show up to audition.
|Photo bombing my onscreen fave Reese Witherspoon|
As the mom of four kids born within a year including triplets as well as the wife of a busy doctor working long hours at the hospital while I had four in diapers at home, it was easy for me to see who I could most relate to: Rosita, the mommy piggy. Like her, though I love my kids what I really wanted to do was go out and work to use my gifts and have a fulfilling experience beyond being a mother.
|Steve Wonder sings at the Sing premiere|
This is a movie not only about the end result, Buster and the other characters learn, it's also the journey toward reaching for and realizing your dreams. An upbeat picture, this would be a wonderful way to enjoy some quality time with your children, and perhaps their grandparents, during Christmas and Hanukkah this year.
Singing in honor of #SingMovie being released TODAY! Had so much fun working on this film, excited to hear what y'all think! 🎤🐷 @singmovie pic.twitter.com/Dn0ZS3vh1B— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 21, 2016
Sing is in theaters now nationwide. Keep up to date on all the latest news by following the film on the official site as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
|The movie Sing is in Theaters Now|
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