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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.

Director:

Timothy Reckart

Writers:

Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Simon Moore (story by) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lamb See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,812,674, 19 November 2017

Gross USA:

$40,852,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,812,974
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sony Animation's second film about Christmas, after Arthur Christmas (2011). See more »

Quotes

Deborah: You know? I think people are going to remember this night. What happened around this manger will be celebrated for thousands of years. Families will come together and exchange presents and sing carols all to remember the grace of this moment that we are witnessing right now.
[Felix and Cyrus break into laughter]
Cyrus: Okay, Deborah.
Felix: She's back to talking crazy again!
Deborah: Uh-huh.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Incredible New Record (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

What Child Is This?
Written by William Chatterton Dix
Produced and Arranged by Ron Fair
Performed by Jake Owen
Jake Owen appears courtesy of RCA Records Label Nashville
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Great Family Movie!
20 November 2017 | by jacknloweSee all my reviews

My kids and I completely enjoyed this film! To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, I thought it was just gonna be yet another animated retelling of the first Christmas, but was much better than that! The jokes and gags are actually hilarious and will make kids and grown ups alike burst with laughter. I like that this tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the animals. That makes it different and something I have not seen before. Artistic license is used a lot of course, but I think they stuck to the spirit of the story and kept the most important biblical details in there, while still making it lots of fun!


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