|“||You are one great card player, Mike. (Mike: Not bad yourself.) Except I still can't tell how you cheated.||„|
|~ The Bear Leader to Mike.|
The Bears are the main antagonists of Illumination's 7th animated feature film Sing.
They were voiced by Jim Cummings, who also played Steele in Balto, Fuzzy Lumpkins in The Powerpuff Girls, Razoul in Disney's Aladdin, Ed the Hyena in Disney's The Lion King, and Nessus in Disney's Hercules.
The Bear Leader wears a black leather jacket covering a white shirt, along with a black hat and black pants with a large belt buckle. The second bear wears a black and white jacket and a black flat cap. The third bear wears a light blue jacket covering a dark blue shirt, and appears to have squinted eyes.
The Bears are greedy, cunning, deceitful, manipulative, and treacherous thugs who enjoy playing cards and gambling at the night club, and are very serious about it. They hate being cheated; when Mike did so, they went to a lot of effort to get the money back from him, and almost ate him.
They are a trio of Russian-accented Bears who got swindled in a card game with Mike when the Bear Leader discovers Mike cheated, and they attempt several times to catch Mike to get their money back, only to learn that Mike already spent all of it. The leader almost eats Mike, but he cowardly tells them he can get them $100,000 from Buster Moon.
They trespass in the theater, threatening Mike's life to get Buster to hand over the money. The bears smash the chest with a baseball bat, only to find the chest holding it contained less than $1,000 and several objects intended to match the intended prize value. The bears and Buster's singers all converge on him. Their combined weight along with the recent damage done by the baseball bat caused the glass tank full of water and squids to break, washing everyone out of the theater and causing it to collapse.
Seeing Mike has escaped, the bears quickly run before they can be connected with the theater's destruction.
Later, after the singers have set up an open air theater to perform, the bears see Mike performing on TV and quickly head over to get their revenge. They manage to swipe Mike without being seen and the Leader almost eats Mike again, only for Nancy to come to his rescue in Mike's car.
As they drive off, they don't notice that Bear Leader is hanging onto the back, sneering. It's completely unknown if Bear Leader succeeded in killing Mike and Nancy or eventually fell off the car.
- The Bears are the fourth Illumination antagonists to be animals, the third was Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets, the second was El Pollito from Despicable Me 2 and the first was Carlos from Hop.
- It's completely unknown if they will return for revenge in the upcoming sequel Sing 2.
- Despite being the main antagonists, the bears never drove or aided the plot.