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Cheesy pop's not exactly my style.
~ Ash on Buster Moon's song selection

Ash is an anthropomorphic porcupine and one of the lead protagonists in Illumination's 7th feature film Sing.

She is voiced by Academy-Award nominee Scarlett Johansson, who also voiced Princess Mindy in The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, and portrayed Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Lucy Miller in her titular movie, and Major Mira Kilian in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. In the Japanese dub from the movie, she is voiced by Masami Nagasawa.

Appearance

Ash has short light brown fur with dark brown and white quills that run along her head and back. She wears dark brown eye-shadow and mascara, a black and white striped shirt over a grey undershirt, a plaid skirt over blue jeans, and dark blue tennis shoes. Ash's outer shirt has two quills and three pins attached to the front.

During rehearsals, Ash wears a frilled and sparkly purple dress with white layers, a purple belt with a bow, and matching shoes at Buster Moon's request. For her performance at the concert in the Moon Theater ruins, Ash wears the same dress, but with the skirt cut to knee-length and the belt removed. She also wears a red leather jacket, black and red striped leggings, black boots, sparky blue eye-shadow, and red heart-shaped glasses that formerly belonged to Becky.

Personality

Ash is a prickly teenage porcupine with a punk rock attitude. She has a sarcastic style of humor, and during her participation in Buster's singing competition, her rebellious nature puts her at odds with the koala. When it comes to music, Ash prefers rock. She openly expresses disdain for "cheesy" pop music and prefers to write and perform her own songs. This causes conflict between Ash and her boyfriend Lance, who is too self-absorbed to allow her to potentially upstage him.

At first, Ash's feelings for Lance blinds her to his ego, but he ultimately betrays that love, leading to a vicious break-up. Afterwords, Ash becomes moody to the point of crying when exposed to anything that reminds her of Lance. Luckily for her, she is able to move on with the support of Buster and the other contestants.

Biography

Sing

Ash and Lance are introduced trying and failing to land a gig at Larry's bar. Lance blames Larry's dissatisfaction with their performance on Ash, reminding her that he's the lead singer and she the backup vocalist. Later, flyers advertising Buster's singing competition are impaled on both porcupines' quills while they wait for a tram. Ash takes a flyer off of Lance, and is so distracted reading it he accidentally boards the tram without her. At the audition, the two perform as one act, but Buster ultimately selects Ash alone. At first Ash refuses, but she changes her mind during a conversation with Lance in her apartment that night, in spite of his claims that she would be a sellout.

To Ash's displeasure, Buster tries to mold her into a bubblegum act, providing her with a list of pop songs to perform and a princess dress to wear during rehearsals. In her apartment, Ash and Lance have a good laugh at the song list, but Lance shoots down Ash's idea to perform her own song instead. To him, the best way to win the prize money is to sell out and do what Buster says. Later, Buster settles on "Call Me Maybe" as Ash's song; she argues against this choice but ultimately backs down.

One night after rehearsals, Ash returns home to find Lance singing "Love Interruption" with another female porcupine named Becky. The two almost share a kiss before Ash makes her presence known; shocked and angry, Ash kicks them both out. Lance blames Ash for his affair, saying she's never around anymore. Ash reminds him that she was participating in the competition for the both of them before finally slamming the door shut. Ash's heartbreak weighs on her during the next rehearsal, and she breaks down crying mid-performance. Buster obliviously asks if she's upset over her dress, which proves to be the last straw for Ash; she shoots out quills and runs offstage. Backstage, Ash is comforted by fellow contestants Rosita and Gunter, who tell her that she's too good for Lance. Rosita also offers Ash any confections from her purse.

Ash copes with her to breakup by writing her own song. Buster overhears it and encourages her to perform it during a special rehearsal for Nana Noodleman. However, this rehearsal is interrupted by three bears who were cheated out of money by contestant Mike; the resulting confrontation begins a chain of events that destroys the Moon Theater. Returning home from the disaster, Ash passes Harry's bar, glances inside, and runs off distraught at the sight of Lance and Becky performing. However, she recovers emotionally and, alongside the rest of the performers, encourages Buster to continue the show. Together, they construct a stage in the Moon Theater ruins. Ash, who altered the pop princess dress to fit her own style, performs her finished song, "Set It All Free". Unbeknownst to Ash, both Becky and Lance watch her on TV. Becky turns it off mid-performance and insults Ash. Lance agrees with Becky as she leaves the room, but once she's gone, he quickly turns the TV back on. In the end, the open-air concert is a rousing success, and Ash attends the grand opening of the New Moon Theater.

Sing 2

To be added...

Quotes

Sorry, I get carried away.
~ Ash apologizing to Lance after their failed gig at Harry's bar
Would you stop? I'd only be doing it for us.
~ Ash to Lance about the singing competition
I am NOT singing this!
~ Ash to Buster about "Call Me Maybe"
Wow! It's like you can see inside my tiny teenage mind!
~ Ash sarcastically to Buster
I did it for us, Lance! You and me!
~ Ash to Lance, while kicking him out of her apartment

Songs Performed

Trivia

  • During her performance of "Set It All Free", Ash throws Becky's glasses into the audience, symbolizing her letting go of Lance and Becky.

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Live-Action Films
Larry Talbot (1941) | Sam Bowden (1962) | Atticus Finch | Jean Louise Finch | Arthur Radley | Martin Brody | Sam Quint | Marge | E.T. | Elliott | Gertie | Conan the Barbarian | Princess Jehnna | R.J. MacReady | Jen | Kira | Fizzgig | Aughra | UrRu | Michael Brody | Marty McFly | John Bender | Claire Standish | Andrew Clark | Brian Johnson | Allison Reynolds | Emmett Brown | Howard the Duck | Harry Henderson | Andy Barclay | Kyle | John Kimble | Ronald Tyler | Kristen De Silva | Valentine McKee | Earl Bassett | Darkman | Sam Bowden (1991) | Beethoven | George Newton | Alan Grant | Ellie Sattler | John Hammond | Ian Malcolm | Mr. DNA | Tim Murphy | Lex Murphy | Ray Arnold | Henry Wu | Robert Muldoon | Donald Gennaro | Max Walker | Billy Madison | Casper McFadden | Kathleen "Kat" Harvey | Dr. James Harvey | Ghostly Trio | Babe | Fly | Rex | Arthur Hoggett | Esme Hoggett | Ferdinand | Happy Gilmore | Bowen | Draco | Professor Sherman Klump | Fletcher Reede | Sarah Harding | Eddie Carr | Nick Van Owen | Kelly Malcolm | Roland Tembo | Ajay Sidhu | Alan Abernathy | Christy Fimple | Gorgonites (Archer, Ocula, Punch-It & Scratch-It, Insaniac, Slamfist, & Troglokhan) | Rick O'Connell | Evelyn O' Connell | Jonathan Carnahan | Ardeth Bay | Maximus Decimus Meridius | Bullwrinkle J. Moose (2000) | Rocket J. Squirrel (2000) | The Grinch | Max | Cindy Lou Who (2000) | Martha May Whovier | Brian O'Conner | Dominic Toretto | Letty Ortiz | Mia Toretto | Vince | Alex O'Connell | Clarice Starling | Eric Kirby | Amanda Kirby | Paul Kirby | Billy Brennan | Udesky | M.B. Nash | Cooper | Jason Shepherd | Kaylee | Mathayus the Scorpion King | Cassandra | Balthazar | Jason Bourne | Roman Pearce | Tej Parker | Johnny English | Angus Bough | Lorna Campbell | Pegasus | Bruce Nolan | God | Evan Baxter | Hulk (2003) | Betty Ross (2003) | Thunderbolt Ross (2003) | The Cat in the Hat (2003) | Conrad | Sally | The Fish | Thing One and Thing Two | Peter Pan | Wendy Darling | Tinker Bell | Michael Darling | John Darling | Shaun | Ed | Liz | Gabriel Van Helsing | Anna Valerious | Carl | Frankenstein's Monster | Richard B. Riddick | Nanny McPhee | Cedric Brown | Evangeline | John "Reaper" Grimm | King Kong (2005) | Ann Darrow | Jack Driscoll | Carl Denham | Captain Englehorn | Bruce Baxter | Ben Hayes | Jimmy | Lumpy | Sean Boswell | Han Seoul-Oh | Nicholas Angel | Danny Butterman | The Andys | Doris Thatcher | Tony Fisher | Bob Walker | Hulk (2008) | Betty Ross (2008) | Thunderbolt Ross (2008) | Wesley Gibson | Lin Yuan Guo | Max Doyle | Dr. Rick Marshall | Holly Cantrell | Will Stanton | Cha-Ka | Larry Talbot (2010) | Kick-Ass | Hit-Girl | Big Daddy | Scott Pilgrim | Ramona Flowers | Envy Adams | Prince Thadeous | Prince Fabious | Isabel | Paul | Graeme Willy | Clive Gollings | E.B. | Fred O'Hare | Mr. Bunny | The Pink Berets | Phil | Luke Hobbs | Elena Neves | Kate Sumner | Colin Tucker | Pamela Thornton | Snow White | Eric the Huntsman | William | Ted | John Bennett | Lori Collins | Aaron Cross | The Barden Bellas (Beca Mitchell, Fat Amy & Aubrey Posen) | Owen Shaw | Gary King | Andy Knightley | Steven Prince | Peter Page | Sam Chamberlain | Colonel Stars and Stripes | Night Bitch | Nica Pierce | Alice Pierce | Mac Radner | Teddy Sanders | Kelly Radner | Albert Stark | Anna Barnes | Louise | Edward | Ruth | Lucy Miller | Vlad the Impaler | Lloyd Christmas | Harry Dunne | Clint Hadson | Ramsey | Mr. Nobody | Deckard Shaw | Owen Grady | Claire Dearing | Zach Mitchell | Gray Mitchell | Scott Mitchell | Karen Mitchell | Barry Sembène | Simon Masrani | Zara Young | Supervisor Nick | Lowery Cruthers | Vivian Krill | Blue | Echo | Charlie | Delta | Samantha Jackson | Max Engel | Omi Engel | Sara | Freya | Anduin Lothar | Garona | Durotan | Medivh | Llane Wrynn | Antonidas | Owen Shaw | William Garin | Commander Lin Mae | Pero Tovar | Sir Ballard | Nick Morton | Jenny Halsey | Chris Vail | Dr. Henry Jekyll | Woody Woodpecker (2017) | Jake Pentecost | Nathan Lambert | Amara Namani | Shao Liwen | Maisie Lockwood | Franklin Webb | Zia Rodriguez | Benjamin Lockwood | Laurie Strode | Allyson Nelson | Deputy Frank Hawkins | Ophelia Bhuletova | Hattie Shaw | Dr. John Dolittle | Polynesia | Tommy Stubbins | King Rassouli | Lady Rose | Jip | Yoshi | Chee-Chee | Plimpton | Dab-Dab | Kevin | Betsy | Tutu | James | Ginko-Who-Soars | Cecilia Kass | James Lanier | Sydney Lanier | Tom Griffin | Jakob Toretto | Anthony McCoy

Shorts
Woody Woodpecker | Andy Panda | Wally Walrus | Chilly Willy | Winnie Woodpecker | Knothead and Splinter

See Also
Barbie Heroes | Casper Heroes | Cornetto Trilogy Heroes | Despicable Me Heroes | DreamWorks Heroes | Dr. Seuss Heroes | Fast and the Furious Heroes | Hop Heroes | Illumination Heroes | Jurassic Park Heroes | Kick-Ass Heroes | Laika Heroes | Mario Heroes | Sing Heroes | Small Soldiers Heroes | The Dark Crystal Heroes | The Mummy Heroes | The Purge Heroes | The Secret Life of Pets Heroes

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Despicable Me/Minions
Felonius Gru | Minions | Dr. Nefario | Marlena Gru | Margo Gru | Agnes Gru | Edith Gru | Lucy Wilde | Silas Ramsbottom | Anti-Villain League | Kevin, Stuart & Bob | Poochy | Walter Nelson | Madge Nelson | Tina Nelson | Dru Gru

Hop
E.B. | Fred O'Hare | Mr. Bunny | The Pink Berets | Phil

The Lorax
The Lorax | Ted Wiggins | The Once-Ler | Audrey | Grammy Norma | Cy the O'Hare Delivery Guy

The Secret Life of Pets
Max | Duke | Snowball | Gidget | Tiberius | Chloe | Buddy | Mel | Sweet Pea | Pops | Norman | Hu | Daisy | Rooster | Pickles | Tiny | Princess | Katie | Chuck | Liam

Sing
Buster Moon | Johnny | Ash | Rosita | Meena | Eddie Noodleman | Gunter | Nancy Porsha Crystal | Vivace | Clay Calloway

The Grinch
The Grinch | Max | Cindy Lou Who | Fred | Donna Lou Who

Super Mario Bros.
Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Toad | Donkey Kong | Cranky Kong

See Also
Despicable Me Heroes | Hop Heroes | Mario Heroes | Sing Heroes | The Secret Life of Pets Heroes

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