Seth MacFarlane is an Arrogant Frank Sinatra-Singing Mouse In the Animated Movie 'Sing'
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has made it clear that he loves crude cartoons and smooth crooning. He'll get a chance to do at least one of those things in the upcoming animated film Sing, in which he plays "Mike," an arrogant, greedy mouse with a Napoleon complex who also happens to be a classically trained jazz musician who can belt like Frank Sinatra. According to studio Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions), MacFarlane covers Ol' Blue Eyes' "My Way" in the film and perfected Mike's signature sound with the help of some of Sinatra's vocal coaches.
The film, due out Dec. 21, features more than 65 hit songs and a cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson and singer Tori Kelly. It takes place in a world populated by singing animals led by Buster Moon (McConaughey), a handsome koala who runs a once-great theater that has fallen into disrepair. The eternal optimist tries to restore the theater with a giant singing competition.
Five lead contestants take center stage, including MacFarlane's Mike, timid teen elephant Meena (Kelly), overextended mother of 25 piglets Rosita (Witherspoon), gangster gorilla Johnny (Egerton) and punk rock porcupine Ash (Johansson).