Sing – DVD review and plush giveaway

Monkey and I have been enjoying watching Sing on DVD over the last few days.  Sing is available on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD from today, 22nd May 2017, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK) and would certainly keep the kids entertained over the half term holidays.

Sing - DVD review and plush giveaway

Featuring a star-studded line up of voice over actors from Reece Witherspoon to Matthew McConaughey, Sing has really kept us entertained.  It tells the story of Buster Moon, the koala theatre owner who’s falling on hard times.  The bills need paying and he needs to do something drastic to pull the crowds back in.  He decided to produce the world’s great singing competition with a prize of $1000 on offer.  But due to his secretary’s clerical error the fliers go out with the prize showing as $100.000.  Needless to say, with that kind of money on offer, the auditions are packed.

Buster is convinced that the competition will save his theatre, even with the higher prize money to find.

Sing DVD

We meet Rosita, a housewife pig who gave up her singing ambitions to raise her family.  She really can sing. With 25 piglets to look after she certainly has her hands full, and goes to some ingenious lengths to ensure the piglets and her husband are taken care of so she can join in with the rehearsals.But can she continue to balance motherhood and her work on stage?  She’s teamed up with Gunther the pig to liven up her routine.

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There’s Meena the Elephant, who again has a wonderful voice, but suffers terribly from stage fright.  She totally fluffs her audition and runs away in shame.  But as rehearsals start she decides to take Buster a cake and try again.  But things don’t go quite to plan, but she does get taken on as a stage hand after helping solve the electricity shortage problem.  Buster hasn’t been paying his bills.  Will Meena’s true talent ever come to light?

Sing DVD

There are some other great characters like Johnny the Gorillla, son of a mobster and another great talent.  Then there’s Mike the Mouse with a voice like Sinatra.  He thinks he is totally the bees knees and that he has the competition sown up, he starts to splash the cash before the curtains have even come up on stage.

Everything goes wrong when Mike’s debts catch up with him, the theatre ends up in rubble and Buster is reduced to running a car wash.  Could the contestants come to his aid, and help him recreate the theatre and bring the show to life?

Watch the Sing DVD for yourselves to find out.  You can also entertain the kids with the colour downloads above. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below if you fancy ordering Sing for yourself.

 

disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review

To celebrate todays release of Sing, I’ve got three Gunther plush toys to offer as a giveaway.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win one of these toys.

Sing DVD Gunther plush

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(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 11th June 2017 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

Gunther Plush Toy from Sing

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I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

139 thoughts on “Sing – DVD review and plush giveaway

  1. I would sing “I’m called Little Buttercup” from HMS Pinafore, because all my life I have longed to play the part of Buttercup in the operetta.
    Jane Willis

  2. I would choose Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves as it is such an upbeat song that will get everyone dancing along

  3. Don’t Marry Her……. by The Beautiful South – it’s about the only song I can vaguely sing in tune!

  4. Chandelier by Sia because the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a “party girl”.

  5. I Just Called To Say I Love You… (Stevie Wonder) . As favourite song, really nice song and hopefully others would join in with me on the singing of it.

  6. I’d sing Chandelier by Sia because it’s a very emotive song. Not that I’d be able to hit all the notes!!

  7. Following on from my comment on your Disney ‘Frozen’ book giveaway…I’d sing ‘I wanna be like you’ from my fave Disney movie ‘The Jungle Book’….swinging! 😉

  8. I think the song i would pick would be Rule the world by Take that as honestly that is my favourite song and i think i would sound great singing it too.

  9. Ive got Bills by Lunchmoney – since we went on holiday last summer its mine my niece and nephew’s song.

  10. I would choose the Yellow Submarine because its a fun song and I would try and get everyone else to join in

  11. I would sing hello by adele as I love all off her songs. Unfortunately I can’t sing so I would very quickly end up singing to an empty audience

  12. Amazing Grace, because its a time that we all need to hear songs like this,and its beautiful, as whitney and beyonce have showed it can be sung to so many eras and touch the hearts of all x

  13. Bjork. It’s Oh So Quiet. I don’t really need to sing. Just whisper and then shout because that’s all I can do!

  14. Let it go from frozen, because everyone always joins in when they hear that song, and that way no one would hear my singing voice…not a great sound.

  15. I’d go Disney since my kids have forced me into knowing nearly all the lyrics to Princess songs. Would probably go with Let it Go since my girls are still Frozen mad.

  16. I have to say Frozen’s Let it Go, not that I can sing it any good, only because I’ve sung it too many times with my Granddaughter that I now know the words to it, its about the only one I do, so that’s what it would be x

  17. I’d love to think I could sing Adele’s Someone Like you because it moves me every time I hear it. Sadly, if I tried I think the judges and audience would either walk out or throw things at me. I can’t sing! 🙂

  18. Gosh, I can’t sing at all but would try Dancing Queen in the hope that my terrible moves would distract attention from my terrible voice.

  19. I would sing ‘Africa’ by Toto. Mine and the hubbies favourite song of all time, it was playing when we first met! 🙂 And I can reasonably sing it!!

  20. Stars from Les Mis because I reckon I would do it better than Russell Crowe and fool everyone into thinking I’m a good singer! Plus I love it anyway.

  21. Son Of A Preacher Man is my go to song for karaoke. Love a bit of Dusty, though don’t think I do it much justice!

  22. I haven’t got a wide vocal range so it would probably be something by 5ive as their songs are quite easy.

  23. I am quite possibly the worst singer ever so I’d choose the shortest song ever, “You Suffer” which goes on for one second but would feel much longer to me

  24. White Limo by Foo Fighters. It’s a very screamy song so don’t know if they’d know the different between my horrible singing and the way the song is supposed to go. Unless they are huge FF fans (as I am) of course lol 🙂

  25. Twinkle Twinkle little star! With the number of times I’ve sang it to my little girl, I’m now pitch perfect.

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