Animated film “SING”, featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, will hit the Indian screens in December.

Released by Universal Pictures, the film will release on December 30, read a statement.

Set in a world entirely inhabited by animals, the film stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times.

Buster is an eternal – some might even say delusional – optimist who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with 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: Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Tori Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Taron Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Scarlett Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine.

Each arrive under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theatre isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

From current pop to long time favourites, the film is replete with sounds, including more than 65 hit songs, ranging from covers of classic Frank Sinatra and the soulful R&B of Drake to the infectious pop of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

“SING” also features original motions pictures soundtrack “Faith”, a collaboration between the legendary singer Stevie Wonders and pop star Ariana Grande.

The film is produced by Meledandri and his long time collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films.

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