From Zootopia to the Lion King to Sing, animal anthropomorphic animated movies have always charmed the audience.
The animations not only appeal to the children but also to all other generations and combined with a commendable storyline, they can have a large impact on the audience.
One such commercially successful animated movie was Sing(2016). For the fans of energetic and feel-good movies with a good message, it would be a treat that a sequel to the movie Sing, Sing 2 has also been released as of December 22, 2021, in the USA and January 28, 2022, in the UK.
Where can others watch it? Is Sing 2 on Disney Plus? Let’s find out.
Sing 2- An Introduction
Sing 2 is an American Computer Animated musical comedy movie following the efforts of a theatre owner and his extraordinary team to present their performance in the famous fictional city of Redshore.
Is Sing 2 on Disney Plus?
Apart from its theatrical release in the USA on December 22, 2021 and in UK on January 28, 2022, the movie is also available on certain selected OTT platforms.
Although a robustly growing platform, to the disappointment of many, Sing 2 is not available on Disney plus . Neither is it available on Netflix or HBO MAX among other big names of OTT market.
It is however available on Google movies, Amazon Prime video, Apple iTunes for renting or buying to watch.
The cast of Sing 2 similar to its prequel boasts of an ensemble cast of big guns of Hollywood.
Oscar winning Actor Matthew McConaughey plays the role Buster Moon, a koala who owns the New Moon Theatre. Reese Witherspoon portrays Rosita, a housewife pig who had given up her dreams of music to care for her family of 25 piglets but now she multitasks between the two. Ash, a teenage porcupine punk rock guitarist is played by acclaimed actress Scarlett Johansson.Taron Egerton plays Johnny, a teenage gorilla who is a singer and pianist after leaving his father’s criminal gang.
Tori Kelly voices Meena, a teenage underconfident elephant with a mesmerizing singing voice. Nick Kroll gives his voice to Gunter, a wonderful dancer pig and Rosita’s dance partner in the show.
Bono voices Clay Calloway, a legendary rockstar who is out of spotlight since 15 years.
Eric André plays Darius, an intimidating yak who is cast opposite Meena to perform a romantic duet. Adam Buxton as Klaus Kickenklober , a monkey and Letitia Wright as Nooshy, a lynx who train Johnny to dance.
The antagonist, Jimmy Crystal, a wolf and owner of Crystal Entertainment is voiced by Bobby Cannavale. His daughter Porsha Crystal is voiced by Hasley.
Apart from these key roles, Pharrell Williams voices Alfonso and Garth Jennings voices Miss Crawly, an elderly iguana and Buster’s Secretary and Chelsea Peretti voices Suki Lane, Jimmy’s boastful dog secretary and Talent Scout.
Ever since the events of the last movie, Buster’s new Theatre is doing well. In an effort to increase the influence of the theatre, he approaches Suki Lane who downplays the theatre saying it would never be able to reach the famous Redshore City.
Encouraged by friends and family, Buster re assembles his gruop including Rosita, Meena , Darius, Ash, Gunter and Johnny from the last movie along with Klaus and Nooshy to go and perform at Redshore to prove their mettle.
Jimmy is uninterested in their original audition and therefore, Gunter suggests a space themed musical and the idea to include Clay Calloway the legendary rockstar who has left the spotlight after his wife’s death 15 years ago.
In the process of preparation, many hurdles mar their way, Rosita develops a fear of height, Clay takes time in being convinced, Porsha Crystal is reluctantly cast in place of Rosita, Meena is unable to channel her emotions of love in the romantic duet since she has never fallen in love. Darius being very self absorbed does not help much. Johnny has rifts with his choreographer Klaus and Porsha is unable to carry out her act due to lack of acting prowess.
When she is asked to return her position to Rosita and take up a minor role, she misinterprets this as she being fired inviting the hatred of Jimmy Crystal who now vows to kill Buster.
Due to sheer will and encouragement the team solve each problem at a time. Rosita works on her fear, Meena falls in love with Alfonso and channels this in her duet, Miss Crawly convinces Porsha to join the crew and Johnny enlists his father and his gang’s help in keeping Jimmy’s goons at bay. Nooshy helps Johnny with his dance act and earns Klaus’ respect.
The show is a humongous success when Clay performs his hit song on encouragement of Ash. When Jimmy tries to take credit of the show, the police arrests him.
While Buster and the crew plan to leave Redshore next day, Suki informs them about another major theatre interested in their crew.
The movie ends with Buster being a proud spectator of his crew’s show in Redshore City.
The movie has been a success both commercially and in terms of connect with the audience. It would be a delight to see the lovely characters again in case another sequel whose speculations are doing the rounds.