Sing 2: Netflix release date, cast, premise, trailer, and everything we know

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Sing 2 is coming to cinemas very soon. (Image credit: 2021 Universal Studios)

Sing 2 is dazzling audiences with its bubbly energy, extensive star-studded cast, and joyous hit songs, just like its predecessor, Sing. 

The original animated musical comedy was applauded and praised at the box office upon its release and featured an extravagant star-studded cast of animal performers. As the animals boogied the night away, it became a huge hit with viewers, and Sing 2 is just as fun! It's one for all the family to enjoy!

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Sing 2 puts a smile on your face (Image credit: 2021 Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios)

Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, and Reese Witherspoon all return for the sequel.

Here's everything we know about Sing 2

Sing 2 Netflix release date: how to stream Sing 2

Sing 2 arrived on Netflix on June 22, 2022 following its movie release. You can also rent or purchase Sing 2 via Prime Video

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The old gang are back together for Sing 2. (Image credit: 2021 Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios)

What is the plot of Sing 2?

A new chapter begins for the New Moon Theater gang and they have a big dream to achieve. They have their sights set to debut a new show at the Crystal Tower Theatre in Redshore City, but with Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) having no connections to the glamorous city, he and his gang decide to sneak into the distinguished Crystal Entertainment offices.

They have high hopes to impress the ruthless wolf owner, Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale) with an outrageous last-minute pitch, promising that their new show will feature the reclusive lion rock star Clay Calloway (Bono). However, a problem soon arises as Buster has never met the rock legend Clay, who went into isolation after the death of his wife more than a decade ago and hasn’t come out since. But it’s not long before Buster and the crew come up with ideas on how to persuade him to come back to the stage.

Sing 2 cast 

Sing 2 cast

The Sing 2 cast is packed with A-list stars.  (Image credit: 2021 Universal Studios)

Sing 2 truly does have a lengthy list of A-List stars!. The major names reprising their roles are: Reese Witherspoon as mother pig Rosita, Scarlett Johansson as rockstar porcupine Ash, Matthew McConaughey as positive koala Buster Moon, Taron Egerton as passionate gorilla Johnny, Tori Kelly as reserved elephant Meena and, Nick Kroll as pig extraordinaire Gunter. 

But the list doesn’t stop there as we have plenty of new additions to the cast including Bono, the lead singer of legendary Irish rock band U2, who plays Clay Calloway, and pop sensations Pharrell Williams as Alfonso and Halsey as Porsche Crystal.

Not only that, more iconic actors star in Sing 2, such as Bobby Cannavale, who plays Jimmy Crystal, Letitia Wright as Vivace, Eric Andre as Elwood, and Chelsea Peretti as Dixie.

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Sing 2 is a big hit with fans (Image credit: 2021 Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios)

Is there a trailer?

Yes! You can watch the trailer below, where we see a number of animal performers singing hit songs determined to impress wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal. We then witness Buster and his gang each endure an adventure of discovery as they try to convince Clay Calloway to perform again.

Sing 2 reviews

Sing 2 has had a generally positive reaction On aggregated review site Rotten Tomatoes Sing 2 has earned a 71% Fresh score (audiences have given it a 98% positive score), while over on Metacritic the movie has earned a middling score of 49. Our own What to Watch review for Sing 2 labels it as a harmless but ultimately forgettable sequel. 

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides, recaps and features for must-watch shows and delivers all the latest soap news and reactions. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series or much-loved UK soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). She's an expert in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and everything reality-related from Selling Sunset and Married At First Sight UK to 90 Day Fiancé UK. Plus Netflix megahit Virgin River!


Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.