The Star Movie

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This holiday season, you’re invited to discover the story of the first Christmas…

Who's Involved:

Tyler Perry, Anthony Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Gina Rodriguez, Ving Rhames, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Lisa Henson, Kelly Clarkson, Simon Moore, Delilah Rene, Jenni Magee Cook, Tracy Morgan, Gabriel Iglesias, Keegan-Michael Key, Oprah Winfrey, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Yeun, DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson, Timothy Reckart, Carlos Kotkin

Release Date:

Friday, November 17, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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 accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Star

A look at the The Star behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Timothy Reckart last directed The Lamb.


Jenni Magee Cook
DeVon Franklin
Lisa Henson

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Production: What we know about The Star

Key Facts

  1. Featuring new music by Mariah Carey (7/28/17).
  2. Digital animation by Cinesite Studios.

Filming Timeline

On or about October 11, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about January 26, 2017, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about June 19, 2016, the film was in Production status.

The Star Release Date: When was it released?

The Star was released in 2017 on Friday, November 17, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Wonder, Justice League and Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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