Animals Raise Their Voices And 'Sing' In New Trailer Featuring Matthew McConaughey And Scarlett Johansson

Apparently this is the year of the talking animal movies, with The Jungle Book, Zootopia, and this weekend's The Secret Life of Pets. Based on those first two it's hard to argue their popularity, and there's still one more such film on the way. The Christmas season will also see the debut of Sing, which packs a whopping 85 songs all performed by adorable animals voiced by some of your favorite stars.

Directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow) and featuring the star-studded voice cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Leslie Jones, Nick Offerman, and Jennifer Saunders, the film is about a singing competition designed to help save a historic theater before it's destroyed. Here's the extensive synopsis:

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist — okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel — who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

Had your fill of these kinds of movies yet?  Sing opens December 21st.