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'SING' is about more than just a singing competition

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The characters of "SING" next to their voice actors.
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Just in time for Christmas.... the animated musical SING.

The film is about a koala bear named Buster, played by Matthew McConaughey, who runs a dilapidated and not particularly profitable theater. On the verge of bankruptcy, Buster decides to host a singing competition.

He holds open auditions for all the animals in the land and picks the best of the bunch - including two pigs, a gorilla, a mouse and a porcupine named ASH played by Scarlett Johansson.

ASH is a punk rock guitarist who rebels against Buster's song selection for the show:

Ash & Buster

For more on film and it's musical choices, Alex Cohen spoke to SING's writer and director, Garth Jennings.

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