‘Sing 2’ Set for Christmas Day 2020 Release

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Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have announced the release of a “Sing” sequel for Dec. 25, 2020.

The studio also announced that “Secret Life of Pets 2” will be pushed back a year from July 3, 2018 to July 3, 2019. “Minions 2” has moved up a week, from July 10, 2020 to July 3, 2020.

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“Sing” has been a smash hit for Illumination having already grossed $429 million worldwide including $250 million domestically. The pic features the voices of Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon as animals competing in an “American Idol”-like singing competition.

“Sing” even earned a best animated movie nomination at the 2017 Golden Globes, losing out to “Zootopia.”

“The Secret Life of Pets” was also another big hit for Uni and Illumination in 2016, grossing $875 million worldwide.

“Minions,” released in June 2015, has grossed a whopping $1.16 billion worldwide.

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  1. Derek Lockhart says:

    I was very pleasantly surprised with Sing. I hated the first half hour, for some reason, the first time I watched it last night. But the second half of the movie really connected with me. Rewatched it tonight and have updated my opinion of the first half. It is much better in the context of the full film when you know how it all ends. Really hoping the sequel will feature some Country music. Red dirt stuff. I really liked the music in this one, honestly. Even noticed a brief nod to my favorite band, Queen (Under Pressure is by Freddie Mercury of Queen in conjunction with David Bowie). Maybe some Texas Red Dirt Country would feature in Sing 2. That would absolutely make my day. Sean McDonald. Uncle Lucious. Prophets and Outlaws. I would suggest Brothers Osborne but “Ain’t My Fault” may not be as kid-friendly (though it’s pretty tame by many standards, all things in context) as a movie like this would demand. Still, I can hope and dream. On a side note, my favorite genre, metalcore, probably will not be getting featured in the sequel. Or any further sequels made. Country will work.

  2. Dylan Downey says:

    Tell illumination and universal studios that can they make an animated human in it and one of them is me and I date ash boom.oh it’s just like equestria girls.

  3. dianna says:

    i want sing a by sing movie

  4. Alex Meyer says:

    Really, a sequel?! I get the first movie was such a hit, but story wise, how are they going to continue this?!

    • Fred Flinstone says:

      Studio wants the acts to perform, and they have to somehow go from the small stage to the big production. They only do theater performances, but Buster can easily work a deal that gets them into a bigger/broader showtime. Of course they then have to figure out how to go from small to big, and up the ante. Not sure they can live up to the prior movie’s success. Zootopia will have that challenge once it gets a sequel as well- don’t think Disney won’t give that a second movie given the first made over $1 billion.

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