62 user 59 critic

The Star (2017)

2:06 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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


Timothy Reckart


Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Simon Moore (story by) | 1 more credit »
4,214 ( 1,269)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





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)


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


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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Site





Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$40,852,824, 15 February 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Walden Media's first animated film. See more »


Bo: Mary's having a baby!
Leah: A baby? I love babies!
Zach: Bring him back here! There's plenty of room in the stable!
Edith: Great. Now, we'll never sleep.
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 »


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


What Child Is This?
performed by Jake Owen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hope Sony will come out with more like it!
28 December 2017 | by erinbug-14340See all my reviews

I loved this movie! I am a teenager and I went to see it with my mother and nine year old sister. She laughed the whole movie, and so did I. I especially like the stupid camel but Bo was also cute. Mary and Joseph were well animated and the voice actors were great! Took me a long time to realize the voice of Joseph was also Flynn Ryder. This movie is great for all ages, and has good and wholesome humor that is unlike other kids movies. By that, I mean it is actually funny and not totally corny. I really hope that Sony will come out with more Bible stories. Sony, you aced this! I think it had a creative and entertaining twist with a good plot, but it still did the story of Jesus's birth a good amount of justice. Perfect to educate kids about Christmas. I never see movies like this anymore.. Almost reminds me of the Biblical Dreamworks movies. I wish more movies like this were coming out, and I think Sony has a talent for this type of movie! I think honestly there is a hidden demand for these types of movies, but it's overshadowed by a lot of the negative and dark movies released today. I love seeing positive movies like this that warm my heart and even give me chills at some parts versus crude humor tucked away in other children's movies, almost like a bone thrown at the adults watching to keep them from falling asleep.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 62 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed