The wildly entertaining animals and their inspiring performances return for another delightful and meaningful musical journey in Sing 2. The first Sing film captivated audiences of all ages, imparting valuable lessons about conquering fears, shedding self-doubt, and embracing one’s true self. It encouraged viewers to dream big, lose themselves in the music, and, above all else, to just sing their hearts out!
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In Sing 2, the stars of Buster Moon’s theater must put these life lessons into action once more as they face their fears and pursue their loftiest aspirations. This time, they’re graced with a grander stage, a larger audience, and even higher stakes. The gang must confront their stage fright, navigate complex emotions, and master challenging new dance routines.
Since its release in December 2021, Sing 2 has captured the hearts of families worldwide with its irresistible charm. And if the movie aligns with your tastes, you’ll be delighted to know that Sing 2 is now available for streaming on Netflix, and you can watch it by following this link. But before we dive into the star-studded cast and the lovable characters they bring to life, take a moment to check out the movie’s trailer right here.
Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey)
This optimistic and charismatic koala bear, Buster Moon, is thriving as he manages his new theater following the triumphant open-air concert in the first Sing film. However, driven by the desire to impress a talent scout, Buster embarks on a mission to reunite his talented troupe for a once-in-a-lifetime performance in the bustling city.
Notably, this marks the third animated film in which the award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has lent his distinctive voice. In addition to his roles in both Sing films, McConaughey also brought Beetle to life in Kubo and the Two Strings. While McConaughey initially gained fame through romantic comedies such as How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Fool’s Gold, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, he has since experienced a remarkable career transformation. He has earned acclaim for his compelling performances in dramatic works like Mud, Interstellar, True Detective, and Dallas Buyers Club (which earned him his first Academy Award). The actor is currently involved in two highly anticipated projects—a comedy series for Apple TV+ that reunites him with Woody Harrelson and a lead role in a spin-off of the hit series Yellowstone.
Johnny (Taron Egerton)
Johnny has finally earned the approval of his mobster father and is now pursuing his colossal, gorilla-sized dreams. In the first Sing film, Johnny discovered the courage to defy his father’s expectations and the determination to chase his dream of stardom. With even more lessons to learn and greater challenges to overcome, Johnny seeks the guidance of a new friend as he embarks on significant changes to his performance.
The character Johnny is brought to life by Taron Egerton, a talented Welsh actor who began his career in the world of theater. Egerton is most renowned for his portrayal of Eggsy in the Kingsman film series and his remarkable performance as Elton John in the 2019 musical biopic Rocketman. In a memorable collaboration, Egerton and Elton John even sang the song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” together for the film. Egerton has recently received acclaim for his role as James Keene in the Apple TV+ limited miniseries Black Bird. His latest project was the Apple film Tetris, in which he portrayed video game designer Henk Rogers. Looking ahead, Egerton is set to star alongside Jason Bateman and Sofia Carson in the Netflix action-thriller Carry On.
Rosita (Reese Witherspoon)
This mother of 25 piglets is embarking on a daring journey, reaching for greater risks and soaring to new heights as she pursues her childhood dream of performing in the illustrious Redshore City. Rosita, who had set aside her dreams of performing to be a devoted stay-at-home mother, is breaking free from her selfless routine. With unwavering support from her hardworking husband Norman, she is now seizing the stage. However, as rehearsals kick off, Rosita must confront the one obstacle standing between her and stardom – herself.
Reese Witherspoon, cherished for her iconic role as Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde films, launched her career as a teenager with a role in the 1991 drama The Man In The Moon. Her portrayal of June Carter in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Witherspoon has since ventured into producing, including successful shows like Big Little Lies and The Morning Show. Her most recent project was the romantic comedy Your Place or Mine, in which she starred alongside Ashton Kutcher for Netflix. Up next, she is slated to appear alongside Will Ferrell in the comedy You’re Cordially Invited for Amazon Studios.
Ash (Scarlett Johansson)
The ego-crushing, punk rock porcupine who fearlessly follows her heart, even when it’s been bruised, has now set her sights on a fresh endeavor. Ash plays a pivotal role in persuading a major star to step in and rescue the show. Despite her prickly exterior, Ash reveals her compassionate side as she lends a sympathetic ear to a newfound friend in need.
Ash is brought to life by the talented Scarlett Johansson, renowned for her portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Black Widow, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Captain Marvel, and the Avengers series. In 2020, she earned her first two Academy Award nominations for her remarkable performances in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. Johansson’s upcoming projects include Wes Anderson’s latest film, Asteroid City, as well as Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut, My Mother’s Wedding, and she’ll be starring alongside Channing Tatum in the Space Race drama Project Artemis from Apple.
Meena (Tori Kelly)
Prepare to be amazed as the shy elephant with an extraordinary voice returns to the stage in an all-new role. Meena, the surprising sensation, finds herself in a captivating romantic storyline, partnered with a new co-star. But can she overcome her initial dislike and make the show a success? And what happens when her heart starts to flutter for a charming ice-cream scooper?
Tori Kelly, the talented voice behind Meena, burst onto the entertainment scene as a contestant on American Idol before signing with Capitol Records. Now, she shares her journey into the world of film and the excitement of being part of the Sing franchise. In an interview with Collider’s Perri Nemiroff, Tori reflects on her debut film and her growing confidence in her second movie role. Don’t miss a moment of this incredible journey!
Gunter (Nick Kroll)
With his Piggy Power, the exuberant performer who shares the stage with Rosita returns with even more spandex and infectious confidence. This lively, dancing, and singing swine isn’t afraid to embrace his love for life in front of an audience. However, his new act might just throw a curveball, or in this case, a giant rock, into his journey to stardom.
Gunter is brought to life by the uproariously funny Nick Kroll, known for his Comedy Central show Kroll Show and his role in the FX series The League. He’s also the co-creator of the Netflix series Big Mouth, where he voices multiple characters, including Coach Steve, Maurice the Hormone Monster, Lola, Rick the Hormone Monster, the Jansen twins, and some minor side characters. In his upcoming projects, Nick Kroll will share the screen with Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans in the Christmas action-comedy Red One.
Clay Calloway (Bono)
A reclusive rock star, absent from the public eye for 15 long years, emerges as a potential savior for the show and the troupe’s future. Clay Calloway, haunted by the loss of his beloved wife, has shunned his own music, but now faces the challenge of rediscovering his passion for it while confronting his past.
The iconic rock star is voiced by none other than the real rock legend, Bono, renowned as the frontman of the Irish band U2. Bono has previously ventured into the world of film, serving as a producer for the 2000 film The Million Dollar Hotel and making an appearance in Across The Universe as Dr. Robert, where he performed the Beatles song “I Am The Walrus.”
Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale)
The troupe led by Buster Moon is in fierce competition to secure their own show in the glitzy, Las Vegas-like Redshore City. Their ticket to the big stage is to win the favor of the tough, ruthless, and captivating big shot, Jimmy Crystal. Without Jimmy’s approval, Moon and his gang face the prospect of returning to their humble local theater.
Bobby Cannavale, the talented voice behind Crystal, boasts a decorated career with awards and accolades spanning both screen and stage. He’s most recognized for his recurring roles in series like The Boardwalk, Will & Grace, Mr. Robot, and Master Of None.”
Porsha Crystal (Halsey)
Porsha Crystal, the daughter of entertainment mogul Jimmy Crystal and an ardent Clay Calloway superfan, weasels her way into the troupe’s performance by outshining their star, Rosita. Despite her unwavering confidence, Buster Moon has reservations about Porsha’s act, and her father is far from pleased with the outcome.
In her second-ever voice-acting role, singer and songwriter Halsey breathes life into Porsha, following her previous role as Wonder Woman in the 2018 film Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Halsey made her mark with her debut studio album, Badlands, which achieved double platinum status upon its release. Renowned for her collaboration with the Chainsmokers on the 2016 hit “Closer,” she has also unveiled an hour-long film titled If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, released alongside her album of the same name. Notably, Halsey recently stepped into the world of live-action acting in the crime thriller Americana, which premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival.
Alfonso (Pharrell Williams)
This charming tusked character certainly knows how to scoop ice cream and bring a blush to Meena’s cheeks. While he might not take center stage, Alfonso plays a crucial role in Meena’s performance in his own unique way.
Pharrell, the multifaceted rapper, singer, and producer, graces the cast of Sing 2 with his voice in the role of Alfonso. Having contributed his musical talents to previous Illumination films, particularly as a composer for the Despicable Me franchise, this award-winning artist is most celebrated for his 2013 hit song “Happy.”
Nooshy (Letitia Wright)
The tall and agile lynx street performer captures the attention of massive crowds with her captivating dance moves, all while keeping her tip jar close by. When Johnny encounters difficulties with his dance lessons, he turns to the breakdancer for guidance on dancing in her unique style.
Letitia Wright, the talented voice behind Nooshy, is most renowned for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther. She has since returned to the role in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Darius (Eric André)
The yak with flowing, luscious blonde waves steps into the role of Meena’s romantic counterpart. While he may possess the looks of a dashing love interest, his overbearing arrogance and conceited demeanor make him far from endearing to his fellow castmates.
Eric André, the accomplished comedian, is most celebrated for his wildly absurd late-night talk show, The Eric André Show, which takes the traditional format to hilarious and chaotic extremes. Eric has also ventured into voice acting, with Sing 2 marking his third foray into this realm. His previous voice roles include Azizi in The Lion King (2019) and Mark Bowman in The Mitchells vs. The Machines. In his next animated endeavor, he will be lending his voice to the sequel, Trolls Band Together.
Norman (Nick Offerman)
The devoted husband of Rosita, a hardworking swine himself, has finally recognized his wife’s true talent and is fully supportive of her growing fame. As she embarks on a daunting starring role that fills her with fear, this loving partner will be right there by her side.
Nick Offerman, best known for his deadpan portrayal of the head of the city parks department in the beloved comedy series Parks and Recreation, is no stranger to voice acting. He has lent his distinctive voice to characters in various animated films, including The Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Ice Age: Collision Course. Recently, Offerman received critical acclaim for his guest role as Bill in the HBO series The Last of Us. His upcoming projects are just as exciting, including a role in the fourth and final season of the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. On the film front, he’s set to star in Craig Gillespie’s GameStop film, Dumb Money, alongside an ensemble cast that includes Paul Dano and Seth Rogen. Additionally, he’ll have a supporting role in next summer’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, join the cast of Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film Caste.
Suki (Chelsea Peretti)
The no-nonsense talent scout working for Jimmy Crystal doesn’t mince words when she tells Buster that his production of Alice In Wonderland falls short of expectations. While she initially disappoints the troupe, this Saluki dog might just come to their aid when they need it the most.
Chelsea Peretti, a talented comedian and actress, is widely recognized for her iconic role as Gina Linetti in the beloved television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, where she also flexed her writing skills. Peretti’s career began with writing gigs on shows like Parks And Recreation and Saturday Night Live. She’s made memorable guest appearances in various comedy series, including Key & Peele, Drunk History, American Dad, and Big Mouth.
Miss Crawly (Garth Jennings)
The delightful and incredibly loyal Miss Crawly takes on the role of Buster Moon’s assistant and serves as an adept music teacher. Aside from the occasional mishap like losing her glass eye or making a $100,000 mistake, Miss Crawly is always kind and ready to lend a hand whenever Buster or any of the cast members need help.
Garth Jennings, a versatile actor, screenwriter, producer, and director, lends his voice to the character of Miss Crawly. He’s best known for his directorial work on the 2005 science-fiction film The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. In addition to voicing Miss Crawly, Jennings has brought other animated characters to life, such as the hamster in The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Beans’ son in Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Frankie Mouse in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Jennings also directed both Sing and its sequel, Sing 2. In a conversation with Collider’s own Perri Nemiroff, Jennings shared insights into the challenges of making the sequel, emphasizing the importance of finding the right rhythm to seamlessly transition between different storylines.
Klaus Kickenklober (Adam Buxton)
Klaus, the strict and rather insulting dance instructor, attempts to teach Johnny some unconventional dance moves that leave Johnny feeling quite uncomfortable. The character of Klaus is voiced by the talented character comedian Adam Buxton. Buxton has made notable contributions to several panel and sketch comedy shows and has also lent his voice to narrating audiobooks.
Big Daddy (Peter Serafinowicz)
Johnny’s father, who has a history of bank-robbing and is currently on work release from prison, arrives in Redshore City to offer his support to his son. The character is portrayed by actor Peter Serafinowicz, recognized for his role as Peter in the comedic zombie film Shaun Of The Dead, and for providing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.