Kyary Pamyu Pamyu walked the red carpet at the world premiere of the upcoming animated film “SING” from the “Minions” staff!

05.December.2016 | MUSIC

Everybody knows the hit films “Minions” and “The Secret Life of Pets”. Both of these films were critically acclaimed worldwide including Japan, produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. Japan’s pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu appeared at the world premiere for the upcoming feature length animated musical comedy film from the same studios “SING” which will be released on December 12th in the United States.

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The film features a line-up of huge stars including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Tori Kelly and more. The story follows anthropomorphic animals who host a singing competition in order to rebuild a precious music theatre.

 

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The film includes a plethora of classic songs, with hits from famous artists such as Frank Sinatra, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, and many, many more. Included in the song list for the film are hits “Ninja Re Ban Ban” and “Kira Kira Killer” from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, an artist who continues to spread Japanese culture to the world.

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Kyary walked the red carpet on December 3rd at the world premiere of “SING” alongside academy award winning actors and actresses such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Hudson. The songs of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be delivered to the people of the world in Illumination Entertainment’s new movie “SING”.

 

In an interview with Kyary, director Garth Jennings praised her saying, “Thank you for that song. I really love your music and music videos, they’re fantastic. And your clothes are more wonderful than any I have ever seen.” Reese Witherspoon was overjoyed to see Kyary and took a commemorative photo with her, saying “I’m so happy that you came!”

 

■Kyary pamyu pamyu coment

This was my first time to walk on the Red Carpet abroad. Enjoying music with everybody is a wonderful thing and the characters singing in the movie are so cute. It’s a pleasure that three of my songs are featured in the movie. I hope everyone enjoys the film.

 

 

■Information

SING

Official site:http://www.singmovie.com/

 

■関連記事:After Report of Nakata Yasutaka & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Two-man Live『YSTK×KPP』

 

■関連記事:MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL: DAY 2 after report

 

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    Original Text: Fukuryu (Music Concierge)

    Photo: Aki Ishii

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

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    The 19-song set was up with Mondai Girl and finally Oto no Kuni during which the crowd waved their towels in unison.

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