When I first saw the trailer for this movie I figured that I watched the entire movie through the trailer and that was that. And while points from the trailer do come out during the movie, it was so much more than just that.

The cast of course was incredible. I didn’t realize a lot of these actors were pretty good singers – especially Taron Egerton and Reese Witherspoon. And of course Tori Kelly was amazing but that really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

What begins as a simple singing competition delves so much more into the lives of these various animals and the different internal and external struggles they all go through. Of course this movie was intended for children so there are some corny/cheesy scenes as well.

The various songs throughout the movie are both catchy and well known and you’re bound to have one or two songs stuck in your head afterwards. All in all, a very solid and family friendly movie that I was pleasantly surprised by.

Verdict: 7.8/10