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The Star (2017)

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A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Bo (voice)
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Dave (voice)
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Ruth (voice)
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Mary (voice)
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Joseph (voice)
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Herod (voice)
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Thaddeus (voice)
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Rufus (voice)
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Leah (voice)
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Zach (voice)
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Edith (voice)
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Old Donkey (voice)
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Abby (voice)
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Rebecca (voice)
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Deborah (voice)
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In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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A tale of faith and friendship (DVD/Blu-ray release) See more »


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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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17 November 2017 (USA)  »

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The Star: The Story of the First Christmas  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,852,824, 15 February 2018
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This is the second time Mariah Carey has sung a song for an animated religious movie. The first time was The Prince of Egypt (1998), where she sang the song "When You Believe" with the late Whitney Hudson. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits, it is shown that Joseph buys Bo from the miller and helps him and Mary raise Jesus together. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Star (2017) See more »

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The Star
Written by Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman, and Thom Fennessey
Composed by Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Grand kids loved it!
23 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw a preview of this on utube and immediately made sure my grand babies went to see it. I guess I'll use the same word as previous reviewer who thought it was INDOCTRINATION. Yep, I guess I've wanted my kids/gk to be indoctrinated to Christmas being about Jesus. It's hard "fitting it in" with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Was proud to be there with ALL 5 of them (ages 4-7) Animation was OK, not like Disney of course, but it kept the kids attention. It has some funny parts. It's all from the perspective of the animals, and it takes a while to get to where the star is leading. I hope the kids got it with the typical noise in a movie for children. But either way, I'm glad they can see a movie that tells the story of Jesus at Christmas time. Better than most of what is offered to them on TV and theatre these days!!


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