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There will be a lot of namby pamby animals here saying things like "Oh it's not winning, it's the taking pot that counts!" Yeah yeah, not me pal! I'm made to win! That prize, it's mine!
~ Mike, taking part in an interview during auditions.


Mike is an anti-villain and one of the main characters in Illumination's 7th feature film Sing.

He is voiced by Seth MacFarlane, who created the TV shows Family Guy, it's spin-off The Cleveland Show, and American Dad!, and voices several of their villains. MacFarlane also portrays Max Chilblain in Logan Lucky.

Appearance

Mike is an anthropomorphic, white-furred mouse. He traditionally wears a matching red suit, pants, and fedora with a black tie and shoes. During Nana Noodleman's rehearsal and the concert in the Moon Theater ruins, Mike wore a purple version of his outfit.

Personality

Unlike most Sing's protagonists, who are kind and caring, Mike is arrogant, rude, bossy, angry, and greedy. He is driven by power, money, and the allure of attractive female mice. So large is Mike's ego that he buys a Lamborghini with borrowed money and spends $100,000 he swindles from gambling bears, which gets him into big trouble.

Despite Mike's flaws, he is a genuinely skilled singer and musician, whose voice moves other animals to tears. He is also capable of recognizing the kindness and talent of others. For example, he is grateful to his girlfriend Nancy for saving him from the bears, and is genuinely amazed at Meena's singing voice.

History

Before the events of Sing, Mike studied at the Lincoln School of Music. At the beginning of the film, he earns money as a street musician. When an elderly baboon donates a penny, Mike angrily pressures him into giving up more money.

Later, during a poker game at a nightclub, Mike is caught cheating by the leader of the bear trio he competed against. He successfully escapes the club with his life, but the bears find him find him talking to Nancy just outside the Moon Theater. Deathly furious that Mike spent all their money, the bear leader attempts to eat the mouse, but he cowardly tells them they can get $100,000 from Buster Moon.

The bears trespass in the theater during a rehearsal for Nana Noodleman, demanding the prize money in exchange for Mike's life. When Buster stalls, the leader smashes the chest containing the money, only to find cash and objects with a total monetary value of $1,000. Everyone's combined weight, along with the force of the baseball bat hitting the chest, causes Buster's makeshift glass stage full of water and squids to crack. This starts a chain reaction that ultimately leads to the Moon Theater's collapse. Mike and the squids are blasted into the sewers by the force of the water, while the bears leave him for dead.

When Buster stages a concert in the theater ruins, Mike initially refuses to perform because his motivation for joining the competition, money, is gone. However, after Mike watches and insults Rosita and Gunter's performance of "Shake It Off", another animal scoffs at his musical abilities. This motivates Mike to return to the theater and performs Frank Sinatra's "My Way". Unfortunately, the bear trio witness him singing on the nightclub's TV, and kidnap him during Meena's performance. The leader almost eats Mike again, but he is stopped by Nancy. The two drive off with Mike's car, unaware the bear leader is clinging to its hood. Mike doesn’t appear after this not even at the grand reopening of the theater leaving his fate unknown.

It is unknown if he will return in the sequel.

Quotes

A penny? How dare you! I happened to have studied in the Lincoln School of Music!
~ Mike to a baboon who gave him a penny for playing the saxophone.
Aha! I knew it! You all saw it right here! The monkey lied! And next time, pick on someone else your own size, ya bully!
~ Mike, after bullying the baboon into giving him more cash.
Alright! Enough of that! That's quite enough of that! Come on! Off the stage, Helga. Come on you're useless! Thanks.
~ Mike being a jerk to Meena.
Step back! Moody teenager passing by!
~ Mike after Ash got dumped by her boyfriend.
What, are you kidding me? It's like Jell-O dancing around.
~ Mike on Rosita and Gunter's performance of "Shake It Off".

Songs Performed

Trivia

  • Mike is the only contestant who did not show up at Eddie's pool house to cheer up Buster Moon.
    • He is also the only contestant not to attend the opening of the New Moon Theater at the end of Sing.
  • In the Family Guy episode "You Can't Handle the Booth", Peter Griffin mentions Mike and Sing as a meta-joke about Seth MacFarlane's other roles in media.

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