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 character Nana Noodleman strongly resembles the antiheroine Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard (1950). Their butlers resemble each other as well.
Man, these are like the cheesiest songs of all time!
Ash: I know right? I mean, I was thinking of writing my own song instead.
Lance: Wait, what? Your own song?
Ash: Well... Yeah.
Lance: Look, if you wanna win that money... Just do what the koala says.
Ash: Why, you think I ...
The last time that Buster Moon rides his moon down to the stage he starts at the top facing the audience. The camera view changes to the audience laughing, then moves to behind the moon to show Buster facing the wrong way, and looking up as if in surprise. He then turns to face the audience and continue his introduction.
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) (23 December 2016)
$270,322,340 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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