Murder on the Orient Express
Nov
17
to Nov 30

Murder on the Orient Express

showtimes:

  • Nov 21 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 22 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 23 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 24 4pm • 7pm ( Fantasy Of Lights) 
  • Nov 25 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 26 2pm • 8pm
  • Nov 28 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 29 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 30 1pm

Plot: A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone's a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin
Nov
17
to Nov 30

Goodbye Christopher Robin

showtimes: 

  • Nov 21 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Nov 22 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Nov 23 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Nov 24 4:15pm • 7:15pm (Fantasy Of Lights at 7pm)
  • Nov 25 7:15pm
  • Nov 28 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Nov 29 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Nov 30 1pm 

Plot: After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

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Rooted in Peace
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Rooted in Peace

Sponsored by Finding Roots

showtimes: 

  • Dec 1 7pm
  • Dec 2 7pm
  • Dec 3 7pm 

Plot: Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE is a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

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Die Hard (1988)
Dec
19
to Dec 23

Die Hard (1988)

Sponsored by: The Avery Family

showtimes:

  • Dec 19 TBA
  • Dec 20 TBA
  • Dec 21 TBA
  • Dec 22 TBA
  • Dec 23 TBA

Plot: New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.

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It's a Wonderful Life
Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

It's a Wonderful Life

Sponsored by Country Lane Flower Shop

showtimes: 

  • Dec 23 TBA

Plot: After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Jan
5
to Jan 18

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

showtimes:

  • Jan 5 TBA
  • Jan 6 TBA
  • Jan 7 TBA
  • Jan 9 TBA
  • Jan 10 TBA
  • Jan 11 TBA
  • Jan 12 TBA
  • Jan 13 TBA
  • Jan 14 TBA
  • Jan 16 TBA
  • Jan 17 TBA
  • Jan 18 TBA

Plot: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

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Homeless Awareness Week
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Homeless Awareness Week

  • Nov 15 7pm  

About: Please assist the HCCC in raising awareness and funds for Homelessness in Livingston County.  Yes!  Homelessness does exist…….and they are homeless…..NOT hopeless!  November 11-19, 2017 is Homeless Awareness Week (HAW).  Support efforts to help the homeless by attending one of the many events held in honor of #HAW2017! On November 11, there will be a bake sale at Brighton First United Methodist Church from 9am – 4pm.  On November 12th we will host a Paint and Pour Event at Studio West in Brighton from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Attend the Main Event in the Howell Opera House at 4pm to hear the stories of the homeless in our county, to participate 

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The Maltese Falcon : Noir November
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

The Maltese Falcon : Noir November

showtimes: 

  • Nov 12 4:15pm • 7:15pm - ONE DAY ONLY! 

Plot: In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.

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Jane
Nov
10
to Nov 16

Jane

showtimes: 

  • Nov 16 4pm • 7pm

Plot: Jane Goodall, a young and untrained woman, challenges the male dominated scientific consensus of her time with her chimpanzee research and revolutionizes people's understanding of the natural world.

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Victor Crowley
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Victor Crowley

showtimes: 

  • Nov 3 7pm - ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

Note: Special admission $12 // DOORS OPEN AT 6PM. 

Plot:Ten years after the events of HATCHET, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.

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Public Ghost Hunt With Portal Paranormal Society
Oct
27
to Nov 5

Public Ghost Hunt With Portal Paranormal Society

Ghost Hunts: 

  •  11:59pm to 2am

Advance Tickets $15 / At The Door $20

Purchase advance tickets at squareup.com/store/historic-howell-theater

About: Come out and join the investigators of Portal Paranormal Society for the 4th annual series of public ghost hunts at the Historic Howell Theater in downtown Howell, Michigan! Learn about the history of the theater and participate in the attempt to make contact with the resident spirits. 

 

 

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A Salute To Ed Wood
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

A Salute To Ed Wood

October 27 

* $6 for all three movies or per film. 

Night of the Ghouls • 4pm

plot: A TV psychic (Criswell) tells the tale of Dr. Acula (Kenne Duncan), seance con man.

Bride of the Monster • 5:15pm

plot: Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi) is a scientist trying to use nuclear energy to transform people into superhuman beings. Despite his efforts, the abducted subjects he uses die during the experiment -- with the exception of his assistant, Lobo (Tor Johnson), who gains monstrous powers. Vornoff's mansion is protected by a murderous octopus, but somehow, reporter Janet Lawton (Loretta King) makes her way inside and discovers the truth. She's taken prisoner, but the police are close behind.

Plan 9 from Outer Space • 7pm

plot: Residents of California's San Fernando Valley are under attack by flying saucers from outer space. The aliens, led by Eros (Dudley Manlove) and his assistant, Tanna (Joanna Lee), intend to conquer the planet by resurrecting corpses in a Hollywood cemetery. The living dead -- a cape-wearing ghoul (Bela Lugosi), a vampire (Vampira) and a slow-footed cop (Tor Johnson) who was killed for his nosiness -- stalk curious humans who wander into the cemetery looking for evidence of the UFOs.

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Kiki's Delivery Service
Oct
24
to Oct 31

Kiki's Delivery Service

 

  • Oct 31 

- 4pm (DUBBED)

- 7:15pm (SUBTITLED)

Plot: In this anime feature, 13-year-old Kiki (Kirsten Dunst) moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji (Phil Hartman), to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village's tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back.

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Out of Africa
Oct
20
to Oct 26

Out of Africa

Sponsored by: Stitch In Time

showtimes: 

  • Oct 26 3:30pm • 7:00pm

Plot: Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth.

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John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)
Oct
17
to Oct 22

John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)

Sponsored by: Independent Vapor Company Brighton

showtimes: 

  • Oct 20 7:15pm • 9:30pm
  • Oct 21 7:15pm • 9:30pm
  • Oct 22 7:15pm • 9:30pm

Plot: John Carpenter's 1978 classic Halloween returns to theaters worldwide this October! See the film that defined a genre and launched an iconic franchise the way is was meant to be seen, on the big screen. Plus, catch an exclusive interview and retrospective with the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter. Introducing the film, this special bonus explores the history of the film and the indelible influence Halloween has had on not only the horror genre, but the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time.

There's no better way to experience the movie that brought Michael Myers into nightmares everywhere and launched the career of the original "scream queen" Jamie Lee Curtis, than in cinemas, digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer.

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Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo
Oct
17
to Oct 22

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

showtimes: 

  • Oct 20 4:00pm 
  • Oct 21 4:00pm 
  • Oct 22 4:00pm 

Plot: Hitchcock's romantic story of obsession, manipulation and fear. A detective is forced to retire after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow officer and the girl he was hired to follow. He sees a double of the girl, causing him to transform her image onto the dead girl's body. This leads into a cycle of madness and lies.

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Oct
13
to Oct 15

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

showtimes: 

  • Oct 14 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Oct 15 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Plot: Years ago, Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) killed infamous hockey-masked murderer Jason Voorhees (C.J. Graham), and the intensity of the experience has landed him in a mental institution. To end his torment and achieve a level of closure, Tommy escapes from the hospital and heads to the graveyard where Jason is buried, intending to dig up the body and cremate it. But, before this total annihilation can occur, a freak electrical accident resurrects Jason from the dead, and the terror begins anew.

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12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion

Attention gals & ghouls, the 12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion line up has been unleashed! Prepare yourself for 12 hours of terror Saturday, October 7 from 11am to 11pm!

Advance Tickets now on sale! 
Purchase tickets at https://squareup.com/store/historic-howell-theater

1.) The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X • 11am
2.) Son of Frankenstein • 1pm
3.) Halloween 3 • 3pm
4.) Child's Play 3 • 5:30
5.) Bride of Re Animator • 7:15pm
6.) Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 • 9:15pm

Tickets: 

- $36 'Silver Shamrock' Ticket includes admission to all 6 movies, large popcorn, medium fountain drink, (free re-fills on both), one free movie ticket to the HHT ($8 value) and your own plastic blood sucking vampire fangs.

- $40 'The Ghoul' Ticket includes admission all 6 movies, large popcorn, medium fountain drink, (free re-fills on both), two slices of pizza, two free movie tickets to the HHT ($16 value) and your own plastic blood sucking vampire fangs.

- $150 'Monster Mash' Ticket includes five admissions to all 6 movies, large popcorn, medium fountain drink, (free re-fills on both), five free movie tickets to the HHT ($40 value) and your own plastic blood sucking vampire fangs. 
*available to purchase until Wednesday October 4

Single movie tickets available. 
General Admission $8, Students $7, Senior (60+) $7, Active Military $7, Matinee (before 5pm) $6, Children (ages 3-12) $5

Poster: 

Size: 27 x 40
Designed by: Mike Merg
Price: $60 for one print / $100 for two prints
Posters will be ready to be picked up Saturday October 6 starting at 11am until 11pm. 
Posters can be picked up at a later date during business hours. 
Note: Pick up at the Historic Howell Theater only. 
All sales are final.
>> Deadline To Order Wednesday October 4 at 10pm <<

Purchase here >  https://squareup.com/store/historic-howell-theater

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Columbus
Oct
6
to Oct 15

Columbus

showtimes:

  • Oct 15 4:00pm • 7:00pm

Plot: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind., a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their own conflicted emotions.

 

 

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Black Sabbath: The End Of The End
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Black Sabbath: The End Of The End

showtimes: 

  • Sept 28  7pm - ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

Plot: 

The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour - bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century. The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day. The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs. This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Sep
21
to Oct 5

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

showtimes: 

  • Oct 5 4:00pm • 7:00pm

Plot: With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.

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NAPPING PRINCESS
Sep
15
to Sep 21

NAPPING PRINCESS

showtimes: 

  • Sept 21 

- (DUBBED) 4:15pm // (SUBTITLED) 7:15pm

Plot: A young girl dreams of a world called Heartland, a place where she has magic powers. When her events in Heartland begin to parallel her waking world, she realizes that she will have to outmaneuver the bad guys in both worlds.

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A LIFE IN WAVES
Sep
15
to Sep 21

A LIFE IN WAVES

showtimes: 

  • Sept 21 4pm 

Plot: A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her multi-million dollar advertising ventures, to her successes in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film is a journey into Suzanne's mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music.

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David Gilmour Live At Pompeii
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Sponsored by Steven Bearden

showtimes:   

  • Sept 13 7:30pm - ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

NOTE: 'David Gilmour Live at Pompeii contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.'

Plot: 45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show. Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder and presented here in Dolby Atmos.  ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion. Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.

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May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Showtimes: 

  • Sept 12 7:30pm - ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM 

plot: Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers' decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the critically-acclaimed album “True Sadness,” released on American Recordings/Republic Records. Using the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a concert documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

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Brigsby Bear
Sep
8
to Sep 14

Brigsby Bear

showtimes:  

  • Sept 14 4:15pm • 7:15pm 

Plot:James Pope is a sheltered young man who obsessively posts video blogs about "Brigsby Bear," his favorite children's television show. When the series abruptly ends, Pope embarks on a life-changing quest to film a movie and finish the storyline.

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Suspiria Restoration
Sep
7
to Sep 10

Suspiria Restoration

 

showtimes: 

  • Sept 10 4:00pm • 7:00pm  

* new 4K restoration from Synapse Films

Plot: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

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Free Summer Movies
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Free Summer Movies

Presented by First National at the Historic Howell Theater

Enjoy the show… from your friends at FirstNational Bank

  • 7 PM Saturday, August 26th - Lego Batman

Doors open one hour prior to show time. Seats are limited, first come – first serve and available until sold out. No rain checks or passes if sold out. Advance tickets not available - tickets available at the box office day of show only when doors open. 

 

 

 

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A Ghost Story
Aug
25
to Aug 31

A Ghost Story

showtimes: 

  • Aug 30 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Aug 31 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Plot: Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state, he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.

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The Nutty Professor
Aug
25
to Aug 27

The Nutty Professor

showtimes:  

  • Aug 27 4:00pm • 7:00pm

Plot: Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis) is a college professor with a problem. Clumsy, awkward, inarticulate and unattractive, Julius is a hopeless case when it comes to women -- but he's desperate to impress beautiful student Stella (Stella Stevens). Fortunately, he does know something about chemistry and decides to concoct a potion that will turn him into a whole new man. In this classic comedy, Julius' suave alter ego, Buddy Love, must win Stella's affections before his short-lived potion runs out.

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Melon Festival Movie: Sing
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Melon Festival Movie: Sing

sponsored by First National Bank 

FREE ADMISSION 

Saturday, August 19 3pm • 5pm 

Plot: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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