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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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Timothy Reckart

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Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Simon Moore (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Yeun ... Bo (voice)
Keegan-Michael Key ... Dave (voice)
Aidy Bryant ... Ruth (voice)
Gina Rodriguez ... Mary (voice)
Zachary Levi ... Joseph (voice)
Christopher Plummer ... Herod (voice)
Ving Rhames ... Thaddeus (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Rufus (voice)
Kelly Clarkson ... Leah (voice)
Anthony Anderson ... Zach (voice)
Patricia Heaton ... Edith (voice)
Kris Kristofferson ... Old Donkey (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Abby (voice)
Mariah Carey ... Rebecca (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Deborah (voice)
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Storyline

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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It Takes Many Tails to Tell the Greatest Story Ever See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Star: The Story of the First Christmas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$40,852,824, 15 February 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film to have Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Franklin Entertainment, Walden Media, and Affirm Films to collaborate together. See more »

Crazy Credits

Despite being distributed by Columbia Pictures, the Columbia Pictures logo does not appear until the end credits. The logo itself has the same background as the Affirm Films logo. However, the possible reason the Columbia Pictures and Affirm Films logos were cut was due to Columbia's big schedule. Same said for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018). See more »

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

Soundtracks

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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Great for my kids
20 November 2017 | by edrago-95711See all my reviews

We took our 5 year old and 3 year old to see it today. It was great! They loved it. It kept their attention the whole time. They got the humorous parts and it told a pretty solid Biblical Christmas Story. It wasn't too cheesy for us adults either. Although our family does celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, I think children of all faiths can enjoy this movie. It's not too preachy nor does it push any "religious agenda."


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