Thanksgiving Treat: Illumination Entertainment Wants You To See ‘Sing’ For FREE This Thanksgiving Weekend!

Instead of fighting hundreds of thousands of rabid deal seekers on Black Friday this Thanksgiving, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures are giving you and the family an opportunity to see Sing for FREE!


Teaming up with AMC Theaters, they want you to celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend with ‘Sing Saturday‘.


The first 200 guests will see the movie completely free of charge on a first-come,first-served basis. To see which theaters are participating in the event and get more information, head to

Press Release

First 200 Moviegoers in Line at 200 AMC Theatres Nationwide Can Enjoy

Biggest Advance-Screening Program in Universal’s History


“Sing Saturday” Launches Event Film Starring Oscar® Winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, as well as Tori Kelly, Jay Pharoah, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, and John C. Reilly



Universal City, CA, November 14, 2016—Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced a Thanksgiving weekend event for audiences of all ages: “Sing Saturday,” a celebration of free screenings of the new event film from Illumination at 200 AMC Theatres nationwide, on November 26.  From the creators of Despicable Me, Sing—in which Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon lead an all-star cast—arrives nationwide on December 21, 2016

Tickets for “Sing Saturday” screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 moviegoers in line at participating AMC Theatres on Saturday, November 26 (10 a.m. local time).  Audiences are encouraged to bring their family and friends of all ages and experience the film Variety calls “a game changer.”  Moviegoers must be in line to receive a ticket for the screening.

“We are so proud that ‘Sing Saturday’ marks the biggest advance-screening program in the history of Universal Pictures and are honored to join AMC as we kick off the holiday season with Illumination’s gift for moviegoers of every generation,” said Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal. 

“For the past several years, Sing has been a labor of love for everyone at Illumination, as well as the tireless performers who have poured their hearts into this movie,” said Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination.  “We know audiences of all ages will embrace the heart and the humor of this extraordinary film and can’t wait for movielovers to experience Sing over Thanksgiving weekend, throughout the holiday season and beyond.”

“For AMC movie-loving audiences of all ages who have cooked through Thanksgiving Thursday and shopped through Black Friday, AMC is thrilled to offer a holiday-entertainment treat with Sing Saturday,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP and Chief Content and Programming Officer, AMC Theatres.

About Sing

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history.  Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.  

With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.

The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.  And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy.  Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception.  Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21,


Sing officially hits theaters December 21st.

PHOTO: Illumination Entertainment


The Cast of Upcoming Animated Film ‘Sing’ Share The Stage With Their Animated Counterparts In New Character Art.



On The Gram: #BlackTwitter Blesses The Internet With #ThanksGivingWithBlackFamilies Hashtag!


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so with that means good food, drinks, and of course linking up with family members you haven’t seen in long time.  #BlackTwitter decided to add in some good laughs with the coming holiday as well with the genius #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies hashtag. All day folks accurately depicted situations only black families could relate to during Thanksgiving. We hit the hashtag and pretty much laughed in agreement with every one of the hilarious memes. Hit the gallery to see 16 of the most hilarious memes and we are absolutely sure you will agree more than one if not all of them relates to you and your family on Thanksgiving.


Source: Instagram


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