WHO’S IN IT?

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Reese Witherspoon (Sweet Home Alabama), Seth MacFarlane (Ted), Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon), John C. Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph), Tori Kelly (film debut), Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Nick Kroll (Sausage Party), Nick Offerman (21 Jump Street), Garth Jennings (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Beck Bennett (Zoolander 2), Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters), Jay Pharaoh (Top Five), Jennifer Saunders (Shrek 2), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Rhea Perlman (Matilda)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), director, writer; Christophe Lourdelet (film debut), director; Janet Healy (Shark Tale) and Christopher Meledandri (Despicable Me), producers; Joby Talbot (Son of Rambow), composer; Gregory Perler (Hop), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In a world of anthropomorphic animals, koala Buster Moon (McConaughey) is finding it difficult to run his theatre with less and less money coming in. To boost sales, he organises a singing competition for the whole town to participate in, which attracts the attention of several characters including put-upon pig housewife Rosita (Witherspoon), reluctant gorilla criminal Johnny (Egerton), debt-ridden mouse crooner Mike (MacFarlane), shy elephant teenager Meena (Kelly), and punk rocker porcupine Ash (Johansson)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The creators of Despicable Me and last year’s animated hit The Secret Life of Pets now bring us an entertaining animated musical for the whole family to enjoy.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY 2017