Rating: G 108' general
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, and Nick Kroll.
Director: Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet
Writer: Garth Jennings
In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, a koala named Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) works to keep his theater from closing down. To this end, Buster and his sheep friend Eddie (John C. Reilly) hold a singing contest to raise money, and the entire town auditions for a part in the show. The leading five are an overworked pig named Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) with her pig partner named Gunter (Nick Kroll), an arrogant and gambling white mouse named Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a punk-rock porcupine named Ash (Scarlett Johansson), a timid teenage elephant named Meena (Tori Kelly), and a British gorilla named Johnny (Taron Egerton), who wants to sing instead of following his father's criminal footsteps.
"The last 30 minutes warms the heart as well as bringing the house down." -Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph
"Everyone has a lesson to learn or an obstacle to overcome, but Jennings keeps the tone high-spirited rather than snarky or preachy." Jake Wilson - The Age
"Although it's like being assaulted by a jumping jukebox for two hours, Garth Jennings' first animated movie has enough bounce and brio to carry the day. Immensely likeable" Empire Magazine