Sing 2 appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. As I expected, the transfer looked terrific.
Sharpness was fine across the board. Virtually no softness appeared, as the movie delivered satisfying definition.
No signs of jagged edges or moiré effects occurred, and edge haloes were absent. Of course, print flaws never manifested themselves.
Sing 2 came with a palette that mildly emphasized teal, with a general pastel sense as well. The colors showed a good sense of vividness and worked well.
Blacks were dark and deep, while low-light shots offered nice clarity and smoothness. This became an appealing visual presentation.
With Sing 2, we get a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, this mix offered a lively soundscape, especially during the action sequences. Those fleshed out the spectrum in an involving way and gave us nice chances for movement.
This allowed the surrounds to play an active role. The track worked well enough in the early stages but it picked up more as it went, especially as the film neared its climax. The various channels got a good workout in this engrossing soundscape.
Audio quality seemed pleasing. Speech always sounded distinctive and concise, while music was peppy and rich.
Effects offered solid reproduction, with clean highs and deep lows. I liked this mix and thought it gave the movie life.
As we shift to extras, we find two mini-movies: For Gunter’s Eyes Only (3:44) and Animal Attraction (4:12).
In the former, a hypnotist makes Gunter believe he’s a secret agent, while in the latter, Darius acts in a TV commercial. Both offer moderate amusement.
A collection of Outtakes spans two minutes, seven seconds. It shows the actors in the recording studio, as they goof and emote. Though blooper reels don’t work for me, I like this one’s glimpse of the performers at work.
Meet the Animators goes for four minutes, 34 seconds and involves writer/director/actor Garth Jennings, animators Coline Veith, Charlotte Kristof, Basile Heiderscheid, Rudi Lolal, Nastassia Le May, and Annike Pienaar, animation directors Pierre Leduc, Patrick Delage and Pierre-Francois Duhamel, supervising animator Quentin Piq, and actors Nick Kroll and Matthew McConaughey.
As expected, we get some basics about the animation processes. Nothing substantial emerges but we find a few good notes.
Next come six Super Sing-Alongs. These present movie segments accompanied by on-screen lyrics. They do nothing for me, but someone must like these since Blu-rays and DVDs continue to include them.
Six segments appear under How to Dance & More. “How to Dance” lasts four minutes, 48 seconds and features lead choreographer Sherrie Silver as she demonstrates some of the film’s moves. Like the Sing-Alongs, this does nothing for me, but kids might dig it.
The subsequent five featurettes break into these areas “Stage Design 101” (1:37), “Make-Up” (4:53), “Mics” (1:40), “Costumes” (2:20) and “Props” (2:32).
Across these, we get tutorials on how to complete the described activities to put on shows at home. Expect more kid-oriented instructions.
The Voices of Sing 2 splits into subdomains that feature Matthew McConaughey (2:01), Reese Witherspoon (1:43), Taron Egerton (2:09), Tori Kelly (1:42), Nick Kroll (2:05) and Garth Jennings (1:46). They offer some character and performance basics but the clips exist for promotional reasons.
Seven more pieces appear under From the Drawing Room. “Talent Talk With Tori Kelly” lasts eight minutes, 29 seconds and provides a chat between Jennings and Kelly.
They discuss Kelly’s leap from singer to actor. Some insights arise but don’t expect much.
“Choreography” fills six minutes, 55 seconds and includes notes from Jennings and Silver as they discuss the movie’s various dance sequences. They provide a decent view of the topic.
Up next, “Friends and Family” goes for two minutes, eight seconds and features Jennings as he points out those who play some of the small roles. This becomes a fun look at semi-Easter eggs.
“Costumes by Rodarte” occupies three minutes, 24 seconds and delivers statements from Jennings and costume designers Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy. They provide some useful notes about the movie’s clothing choices.
Two “Anatomy of a Scene” clips follow for “The Bus Sequence” (1:46) and “The Bicycle” (1:40). These involve Jennings and show how various components connect for the end result. These offer brief but enjoyable overviews.
“From Scratch to Voice” goes for 10 minutes, 41 seconds and offers comments from Jennings. He covers how the rough performances lead to final acting. Expect a pretty good look at the subject matter.
Finally, “Singing” runs two minutes, two seconds and brings in remarks from Jennings, Kelly, and Egerton. This offers a short and superficial view of the musical performances.
How to Draw concludes the disc with tutorials for “Buster Moon” (2:29), “Ash” (2:21), “Johnny” (2:40), “Miss Crawly” (2:40) and “Clay Calloway” (3:00).
Co-director Christophe Loudelet leads us through these lessons. They become moderately informative.
A sequel that works better than the original film, Sing 2 manages to deliver a reasonably lively animated tale. Nothing here dazzles, but we get enough comedy and adventure to make the end result likable. The Blu-ray boasts excellent visuals as well as very good audio and a long roster of somewhat superficial bonus materials. While not a classic, Sing 2 largely entertains.