Sing 2 is an animated film by Illumination distributed by Universal Pictures. The sequel to Sing (2016) tells the story of the Koala character, the owner of a musical theater named Buster Moon, who will be faced with new problems surrounding the debut of a musical performance.
The good news is for KPopers, this film will feature one of BTS’ hits, you know. Not only BTS, this film will also be enlivened by songs from other famous singers, from Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish.
Airing on Christmas Day this year, here are fun facts about Sing 2 that you must know. Save the date and don’t miss it.
1. Synopsis of the story
Moon successfully held a musical show for animals who are good at singing in the midst of limited space in the first film. Now, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and his friends have a new ambition, which is to make their official debut at the Crystal Tower Theater located in the glamorous Redshore City.
No connection, Mr. Moon and his friends must fight together to impress a ruthless mogul, Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), to impress. The deal Jimmy made asked Moon to bring in a lion who became a legendary rock singer in his day, namely Clay Calloway (Bono).
Of course the maestro’s request will be difficult to fulfill because Clay Calloway has been on hiatus for a long time from the music world. Not to mention that other problems are ready to come and go over the other animal characters. The plot of the story will be more exciting full of surprises.
2. It has been in production since 2017
Thanks to the success of the first film, which was released in 2016, the following year Universal Pictures and Illumination officially announced that they were working on a sequel to the animated film Sing. The director’s chair was again occupied by Garth Jennings.
Meanwhile, Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy occupied the producers again. Work on the Sing 2 film itself was diverted due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it was carried out remotely after the Illumination Mac Guff film production house was temporarily closed.
3. Starring famous Hollywood voice actors
Several Hollywood artists will return to play the same character in the first Sing film, such as Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon. Then, there is Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, Scarlett Johansson as Ash, Taron Egerton as Johnny, and Tori Kelly as the melodious elephant, Meena.
In addition, there are several new characters in the film Sing 2, you know. Starting from Bobby Cannavale as Jimmy Crystal and Halsey as Porsha Crystal.
In fact, this film hooks the lead vocalist of the legendary Irish rock band, namely Paul David Hewson, otherwise known by his stage name Bono as a lion named Clay Calloway.
4. Featuring the world’s popular songs
Reported by Collider, Sing 2 will feature popular songs from world famous singers. Starting from Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, and many more.
Including will be enlivened by BTS hits. Interestingly, apart from contributing to the animated film Sing 2. Previously, BTS was also confirmed to be filling out the soundtrack for the Marvel Eternals superhero film “Friends.”
5. Sing 2 will be in December this year
Initially, the film Sing 2 was scheduled to premiere on December 25, 2020. However, on April 12, 2019, the release date was pushed back to July 2, 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19.
The schedule was changed again over time. Finally, the production team decided to premiere the film at AFI Fest on November 14, 2021, before being theatrically released in the United States on December 22, 2021.
Starring famous Hollywood singers and actors, Sing 2 is one of the animated films that is a pity to miss.