FILM TITLE: SING
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: PG
DISTRIBUTOR: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
DIRECTOR:
MAIN CAST:
LANGUAGE: NONE
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: INFREQUENT, LOW IMPACT
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: "SING" IS AN ANIMATED FILM WHICH IS SET IN A WORLD INHABITATED BY ANIMALS. THE PROTAGONIST IA A KOALA BEAR NAMED BUSTER MOON, WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH WITH MUSICAL THEATRE FROM THE AGE OF SIX. BUSTER OWNS THE TOWN'S THEATRE, BUT NONE OF HIS PRODUCTION HAS YIELDED ANY SUCCESS. HE IS DEEP IN DEBT AND CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING AWAY FROM HIS CREDITORS. WHEN THE BANK THREATENS TO REPOSESS THE THEATRE UNLESS BUSTE PAYS OFF HIS LOAN. BUSTER COMEA UP WITH A PLAN TO SAVE HIS THEATRE: HE DECIDES TO PRODUCE THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINGING COMPETITION.

THE MATERIAL CONTAINS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES WHICH EXPLORE ISSUES OF TEAMWORK, MUSIC, LOVE FOR EVERYBODY, CAMARADIRIE, TALENT SEARCH, COMPETITION, RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTING, FAMILY BONDS, INDEBTEDNESS, GAMBLING AND DETERMINATION. THE THEMES ARE HANDLED SENSITIVELY, WITH NO MORAL HARM. THERE ARE POSITIVE MESSAGE OF OVERCOMING SETBACK, PURSUING A DREAM AND DETERMINATION WHICH CHILDREN ARE LIKELY TO BENEFIT FROM.
IN ADDITION, THE COMEDIC AND ANIMATION CONTEXT REDUCED THE OVERALL IMPACT, MAKING THE FILM SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. HOWEVER, YOUNGER CHILDREN MAY BE CONFUSED OR MISLED BY SOME OD THE ISSUES WHICH ARE BEING EXPLORED, SUCH AS GAMBLING HABITS AND HIDING FROM ONE'S CREDITORS. ALTHOUGH THE MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS MAY DECIDE WHETHER OT NOT A CHILD IN THEIR CARE MAY VIEW THE CONTENT.