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12244685_1242514085764047_6568563208000312964_oAnimation powerhouse Illumination’s animation film for the holiday, SING, has got everything going for it. The studio endowed the world with Despicable Me and Minions (now the second-highest- grossing animated movie in history), and more recently, this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets.

This holiday, Founder and CEO Chris Meledandri collaborates with writer/director Garth Jennings who did Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (!!) for the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-4-36-53-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-02-at-4-37-07-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-02-at-4-55-56-pm

The trailer (in header) reveals the same endearing, compellingly animated type characters that appeared in The Secret Life Of Pets earlier this summer. Each starring animal, voiced by a lineup of stellar actors, comedians and singers no less, is already complex and highly relatable.

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Matthew McConaughey and his character, Buster Moon, appear in Buster’s office.”

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Scarlett Johansson and her character, Ash, are ready to rock.”

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Reese Witherspoon carpools with her character, Rosita, and her piglets.”

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(Our favourite) “Nick Kroll and his character, Gunter, make gold tracksuits look good”

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Tori Kelly and her character, Meena, get inspired together.”

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Taron Egerton and his character, Johnny, take the stage. 14732144_1525358587479594_3369499648371317800_n

Seth MacFarlane and his character, Mike, hit the streets.

Clichéd “quotable quotes” aside, this looks and sounds like the perfect holiday flick with a memorable soundtrack to boot.

With a sudden slew of animal movies all through 2016, such as Disney’s unforgettable Zootopia and The Secret Life Of Pets, it would be grand to end the year on the note of a family-friendly film that’s beastly engrossing and not lame (banking hard on Jennings for this one).

SING hits theatres in digital and 3D on 8 December. Photos via Sing’s Facebook Page.