Thank you to Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment for sponsoring this post with giveaway. Thoughts are my own.
When you live in a climate as harsh sometimes as Minnesota, you appreciate activities you can do with your kids that isn’t hampered by weather. A couple of weeks ago we had some gorgeous snow fall and my kids were beside themselves to get outside and go sledding on the hill in our backyard. With the mild temperatures it was so enjoyable, but unfortunately those same mild temperatures have now changed our snowfall to rainfall and melted our snow. We are left with a wet, muddy mess of a yard instead. When the temperatures are frigid or just in that awkward stage we are in now, a good movie in the theater is the perfect thing to do as a family! I’m looking forward to taking my kids to see the newest movie from Illumination, SING this holiday season.
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. The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater 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 (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (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 (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives 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 and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016.
We all love a good freebie for our kids. You can download free SING activity sheets and coloring pages!
- Fandango gift code redeemable for two tickets to see SING in theaters*
- Pair of SING headphones
- SING Stationary set and Pencil with topper
Estimated prize pack value $55. Courtesy of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. U.S. only.
*Fandango code can be redeemed for 2 Movie Tickets to see SING ($40 max. one time use only). The codes can be redeemed on Fandango.com and expire on 1/31/2017