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Sing

2016 | 108 min | K-7 | animation, comedy, music

Sing is the so-called A feel good movie that makes the viewer smile and be happy. Sing takes place in an American town inhabited by animals. The main character is the tenacious and positive koala Buster Moon, who does everything for his dream and at the same time encourages others to be their best. The focus of the film is on talent competitions, which include many good role models and characters with different personalities to identify with.

An animated film full of music tells about how each of us can find our inner star. In the film, you learn to believe in yourself, overcome fears and difficulties, cooperate and support others. In the end, winning the competition itself takes a back seat – Directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Loudelet, Voice roles include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane.

Themes:

  • The Significance of Music
  • Friendship and Collaboration
  • Art and Creativity
  • Animated Films

Questions:

1.  The Significance of Music:

  • Discuss the music in the movie and how different songs reflect the personalities and stories of the competitors. Why is music an essential part of the film?

2. Friendship and Collaboration:

  • Explore the theme of friendship and collaboration in the movie. How do the relationships between the competitors evolve?

3. Self-Discovery:

  • Reflect on how the competitors grow and find themselves during their journey. What do they learn about themselves?

4. Art and Creativity:

  • Encourage students to express themselves through art and creativity, such as singing, drawing, or writing their own stories.

Tasks:

  1. Students can choose a song from the movie and analyze its lyrics. What does the song reveal about the competitor’s feelings or story?
  2. Organize a “singing competition” or “talent show” in the classroom, where students can showcase their own gifts and skills. Emphasize collaboration and encouragement.
  3. Students can write or orally share a short story about what happened to the competitors after the competition. How did their lives continue?
  4. Explore different characters in the movie and discuss what each character learned during their journey. Students can choose a character whose story they want to delve into.
  5. Animation filmmaking exercise: Students can try drawing a short animation or create a small puppet animation based on their own story.

Educational material produced by Elokuvalisenssi.

 

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About the movie

Subjects

  • finnish
  • music

Keywords

  • courage
  • defeating difficulties
  • differency
  • educational materials
  • friendship
  • identity and growing
  • learning materials
  • media education
  • music
  • team work

Educational levels

  • middle schools
  • primary schools

Genres

  • animation
  • comedy
  • music

Playlists

  • feelgood-movies

Age limits

  • K-7

Studios

  • Universal Pictures