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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 & 6 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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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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Released on the same day as Wonder (2017), another film from Walden Media. See more »

Quotes

Angel: Fear not, for you have been favored by God to conceive and bear a son.
Mary: A... a son? But how?
Angel: The Holy Spirit will overshadow you, and the child will be called the Son of God, for nothing is impossible with God.
Mary: Thank you. Do I say thank you? I mean, yes. Let it be done just as you say.
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Must see several times.
15 November 2017 | by nancyrea-79151See all my reviews

One of the best animated films I have seen lately. The idea of the Christmas Story seen through the eyes of the animals was totally a new angle on the story and a wonderful inspiration for children and adults.

Although there is obvious evidence of artistic right in the story, (has to be with talking animals) it does follow along with the heart and written encounters of Baby Jesus family journey to His birth in Bethlehem.

I will be going this week for second viewing and checking with friends and family about borrowing some children to take with me. I want every child I know to see this.

As soon as it becomes available on DVD my order will be placed. I have 4 groups of children I will be encouraging to have their parents take them to see this. Movie night at my house will have several showings of this movie.


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