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.
Nod to the Johnny B Goode scene from Back to the Future (1985). At the end of Ash's performance, she opens her closed eyes to see a completely quiet crowd. She is in the exact same pose as Marty McFly.
That's my son!
During the entrance scene, when Buster Moon narrates "his plans to become the first koala bear in space were suddenly... toast." Depicts a common mistake that a Koala is a Bear. In all actuality it is a Marsupial. However, this may be intentionally written in the story line because of the widely known use of this misnomer.
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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