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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 1 win & 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:

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:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The markings on Bo's back make a cross. See more »

Goofs

Mary and Joseph were betrothed to each other but we're certainly not living together at the time she was pregnant. Thus they would not have been staying in the same house or sleeping beside each other as the movie portrayed. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: Hey, everybody! What's up? It's me, Ruth!
[Ruth's flock steps away from her]
Ruth: Okay, I know you guys think it was crazy for me to leave and follow the star, but you wouldn't believe all the adventures I've had out there, and the biggest one of all is happening tonight. I made new friends, and they need my help, so this time, you gotta follow me.
[the flock ignores her]
Ruth: Guys?
[they still ignore her]
Ruth: [shouts] This is important!
[...]
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Can You See
Written by Aaron Pearce, David Quiñones and Rachel Proctor
Produced by Aaron Pearce
Performed by Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony appears courtesy of Epic Records
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User Reviews

 
Masai's birth winesses: a donkey and a brunch animal.
19 November 2017 | by ElliesWonderSee all my reviews

People are voting too low and criticize too much. This is just an animation, targets children and families the most. Storyline is clear, characters are funny, CGI artworks are beautiful, and I like all their songs. The songs are classic and beautiful. The movie taking the side of the animal, nothing too much about Jesus, it is not a religious topic movie, just a normal cartoon.

I went to watch the movie alone because the trailer was interesting and I have nothing to do on Saturday. The movie was even better than my anticipated.


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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 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:

$40,896,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,315,669
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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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