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Laura's Star (2004)
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An adolescent girl and her toddler brother, find a star that has actually fallen to earth, that turns out to be living being...complete with cosmic powers

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Céline Vogt ...
Laura (voice) (as Celine Vogt)
Sandro Iannotta ...
Tommy (voice)
Maximilian Artajo ...
Max (voice)
Brit Gülland ...
Mama (voice) (as Britt Güland)
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Papa (voice)
Mirco Nontschew ...
Mechanische Katze / Bär (voice)
Martin Reinl ...
Mini Hase (voice)
Eva Mattes ...
Sonne (voice)
Peter Fitz ...
Mond (voice)
Mogens von Gadow ...
Hausmeister (voice)
Putzfrau (voice)
Adrian Wilms ...
Harry (voice)
Carolin von der Groeben ...
Harrys Bande (voice)
Adrian Killian ...
Harrys Bande (voice)
Tobias Klausmann ...
Harrys Bande (voice)


Laura is seven year old country girl, who's just moved along with her family to a city. On her first night in their top floor apartment, she sees a shooting star, actually falling to earth, she finds it in a park and discovers it's a living being. Taking it back home, she and her toddler brother Tommy discover it can do miracles like making people fly and bringing inanimate objects to life. But over time both notice that the longer it stays on earth, the weaker it becomes, can they along with next door neighbor Max find a way to send it back into outer space, before tragedy occurs? Written by ???

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Animation | Family


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Release Date:

19 September 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Estrela de Laura  »

Box Office


€3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,299,398 (Germany) (24 September 2004)


£332,341 (UK) (18 February 2005)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Laura: [sighs and presses against her bedroom window] Ugh. Mom, Dad, where's the apple tree?
Mother: Oh, Laura, sweetheart. Has your spacecraft survived the move in one piece? And your flight? Come on, tell us a bit about it.
Laura: Mm. It was all a bit much, if you don't mind me saying. During our landing, we drifted slightly off course, as you all know. Then I opened my curtains and hard a good look around, and what did I see? My lovely apple tree's not there, nor my friends. The meadow has also ...
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Text and Music by Wonderwall
Produced by Sam Tuson and Dee Mullen for Out Now Music
Courtesy of Out Now Music of EMI Music Publishing Company
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Anyone who enjoys the book will love the movie!
1 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Laura's Star is a beautiful story about seven year old Laura who has moved from the country to the town with her family, Mum, Dad and little brother. She's lonely and needs a friend. One night whilst out gazing out into the night, she sees something fall from the sky. She follows the light and finds that it was a star which, having been broken in the fall, needs someone to care for it. I won't spoil the story for those who haven't read the book!

The animation is beautiful, and there's just enough detail added to make a full length movie without taking away from the original story.

Watch Laura's Star through the eyes of an infant and it's MAGICAL!

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