PG | | Animation, Comedy, Family
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
The opening scene where Buster Moon is narrating behind the desk is an homage to the opening scene in Jerry Maguire (1996) when Leigh Steinberg is sitting at his desk.
You wash, I'll dry.
A bear spits in another bear's shirt, dirtying it with goo. The camera cuts and when we see them again, the goo isn't there.
In the Illumination Entertainment logo, 4 Minions are singing the word "Illumination". The last one, Bob, sings the 'tion' part so long and loud, the 'MIN' and 'ION' parts short out. After realizing what he has done, he says "Oops"
English, Japanese, Ukrainian
$35,258,145 (USA) (25 December 2016)
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