Interview: Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy on creating costumes for Sing 2

December 22, 2021

As world-famous designers and founders of acclaimed brand Rodarte, sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy have been at the forefront of fashion since the label’s inception.  Not just content dominating their own avenue, the sisters have branched out into the world of film, both as designers creating pieces for the Oscar-winning Black Swan and as directors […]

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Interview: Sing 2 director Garth Jennings on classic comedy, dream casting and working with a “melting pot of creativity”

December 21, 2021

Having a background in live-action comedy films has evidently paid off for director Garth Jennings with his animated aspirations.  The acclaimed helmer of such features as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Son of Rambow, Jennings moved into animated fare with 2016’s jukebox-musical success Sing. Now back to reunite his scrappy crew of musical […]

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Film Review: Sing 2 is a harmless, uplifting family outing that wins over with its charm and soundtrack

December 20, 2021

For better or worse, Illumination will always be known as the studio that gave an extended life to Minions.  Originally something of a throwaway gag to provide easy laughs within the Despicable Me films, they took on a force of their own and seemed to pull focus from any other studio property.  One such charmer […]

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Australian Box Office Report: No Swan Song for Sing as it tops the ladder yet again

January 17, 2017

Animated musical flick Sing did well this week, earning $2.32m at the Australia box office.  In its third week in the cinema and second week at top spot, it’s already earned $22.3 million, although it has dropped in earnings from last week by 33%. Hot on its tail is the live action musical (no animals this time) La La Land, which took […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Singing animals top this week’s box office charts

January 10, 2017

When 2016 ended, the world, and everyone in galaxies far far away, knew for bloody sure that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was going to blitz the box office.  However, with the release of Christmas and holiday entertainment, this has now slipped down the ladder, making way, this week, for the Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon animated […]

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Film Review: Sing (G) (USA, 2016) is a pleasant outing for families this holiday season

December 21, 2016

Stacking itself plentiful with a heft of pop songs ranging from the classic sounds of Lennon & McCartney to the modern screech of Lady GaGa, Sing is a jukebox musical of sorts that’s suitably bold and bright. Seemingly content not reaching for critical acclaim in the same vein as recent animated offerings like Zootopia, this […]

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British composer Joby Talbot on bringing Illumination’s new animated film Sing to life (EXCLUSIVE)

December 16, 2016

It’s not often you wonder about a composer after you watch a film, but British composer Joby Talbot is certainly the sort to warrant that reaction. Joby has helped bring the Minion-crazy animators over at Illumination Entertainment their new film Sing to the big screen with his crafted musical genius. Previously, Joby Talbot’s works have […]

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Illumination’s new animated film Sing celebrates its premiere in Toronto

September 13, 2016

Sing, the latest film from Illumination Studios (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets) had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, ahead of its Boxing Day release. The animated film sees Buster, a koala, holding a singing competition in his home town in order to save his theatre. Sing stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese […]

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