Back in 2016, ‘Sing’ came out of kinda-nowhere to earn more than $600 million worldwide and emerge as one of the better (and more infectious) animated films at the time. The sequel builds on that goodwill and continues the story in grand fashion. Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, and Taron Egerton are back to lead the all-star cast (which, this go-round, adds Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams, among others) for a pop music-filled bucket of fun and happiness. It’s great, escapist entertainment that will not only keep the kids’ attention but yours, too.

4/5 stars