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Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Character Art and Posters

Sequel to studio’s popular 2016 animated musical hits theaters December 22; all-star cast features Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson with Bono making his animated film debut.

Holiday season 2021 will be that much more merry and musical with the upcoming release of Illumination’s animated musical, Sing 2, the next chapter in the popular animated franchise, hitting theaters December 22. For a look at what’s to come, check out the new poster and shadow series art featuring the film’s characters and the actors who voice them. A slew of new images and artwork is shared below.

Sing 2 boasts an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey; Reese Witherspoon; Scarlett Johansson; Taron Egerton; Tori Kelly; Nick Kroll; Bobby Cannavale; Halsey; Pharrell Williams; Letitia Wright; Eric Andre; Chelsea Peretti; and Bono.

In Sing 2, can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet… in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: they first must persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by legendary music icon Bono, making his animated film debut—to join them. Buster (McConaughey) and his cast have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife and hasn’t been seen since.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Written and directed by returning filmmaker Garth Jennings, the film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish; Drake; U2; The Weeknd; Prince; Taylor Swift; BTS; Cardi B; Bad Bunny; J Balvin; Shawn Mendes; and Camila Cabello.

Source: NBCUniversal

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.