Sing opens at the Toronto International Film Festival

Sing, the latest film from the creators of Despicable Me, writer-director Garth Jennings and with a score by Joby, showed today at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The animated Sing tells the tale of koala impresario Buster Moon and the menagerie of entrants in the singing competition he stages in a last-ditch effort to save his theatre — which just happens to exist in a world populated solely by animals. The film was screened as a work in progress and is due for general release in December this year.

Joby has worked with Jennings on both of the director's previous feature films, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Son of Rambow (2007). In Sing, the score elides with a dazzling array of existing songs to bring to life Jennings' original story, driven by its irrepressible central character.

For more information about the screening, visit the film's page on the Toronto International Film Festival website.