A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.
In a plot line that combines elements of old backstage musicals with X Factor-like talent shows, Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is the koala who runs a grand but decaying old theatre. He’s out of money and the bank is about to foreclose on him. In a last-ditch effort to keep the theatre going, he stages a singing competition. It’s cheery, toe-tapping fare that kids are bound to enjoy and that has plenty of nostalgia and in-jokes to keep the adults laughing too. The music is incessant and very well chosen, and the cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Saunders and many more.
USA 2016 Garth Jennings 108m