Faith-based family film tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the animals who witnessed it.
Premiering in theaters nationwide November 10, The Star is a new animated Christmas film from Sony Pictures Animation, the studio that brought you Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania. The Star features the vocal talents of Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Patricia Heaton (Edith the cow), Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the mouse), national radio personality Delilah Rene (Elizabeth), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), and Kris Kristofferson (Old Donkey), with Tracy Morgan (Felix), Tyler Perry (Cyrus), and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah) as the three camels.
“The Star brilliantly tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the adventurous animals who contributed to the journey and bore witness to the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ,” said executive producer DeVon Franklin, who also produced Miracles From Heaven. “The entire family will laugh and be inspired as they experience the power of faith, friends, and courage through the eyes of these brave, heroic animals.”
Enjoy this first look at The Star:
Featuring new music by Mariah Carey.
THE STAR is directed by Academy Award® nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart (HEAD OVER HEELS); executive-produced by DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), Lisa Henson and Brian Henson (The Jim Henson Company); produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook; with a story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin; and screenplay by Carlos Kotkin. Digital animation by Cinesite Studios. Columbia Pictures and AFFIRM Films present in association with Walden Media, Franklin Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company, a Sony Pictures Animation Film.
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 loveable 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 unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.