This January, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated
franchise returns with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as 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 have to persuade
the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by legendary music icon Bono,
making his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew 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
But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother pig
Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash
(Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant
Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire
Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal
Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named Jimmy Crystal
(Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
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
is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and
features, in addition to Bono’s and Cannavale’s roles, new characters
played by music superstars Pharrell Williams and Halsey, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, and comedians Eric Andre and
The film is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris
Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of classic
rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry,
and Illumination’s signature humor and heart into the definitive feel-good
cinematic event of 2022.