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.
When you've reached rock bottom, there's only one way to go, and that's up!
When Rosita comes home after the first day of rehearsal and checks on the kids to see how her automatization worked, the alarm clock is back on the table. When it went off in the morning, it fell off of a stack of books and onto the floor. There was no way for it to be put back without someone putting it there, and since no one even noticed she was gone, they wouldn't put it back. It is, however, possible that the concoction had a mechanism that would put it back up.
In the Illumination Entertainment logo, 4 Minions - Kevin, Mel, Stuart, and Bob - 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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