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The Star | The first Christmas from a new perspective

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM
A scene from Sony Pictures animated film ‘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, embarking 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 who has lofty aspirations. Along with three 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.

The Star features a stellar line-up voices including Steven Yeun as Bo; Oprah Winfrey as Deborah the camel; Zachary Levi as Joseph; Gina Rodriguez, Mary; Tyler Perry as Cyrus the camel; Mariah Carey, Rebecca the hen; Kelly Clarkson, Leah the horse; Keegan Michael-Key as Dave the dove; Patricia Heaton as Edith the cow; Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse; Anthony Anderson, Zac the goat; Tracy Morgan as Felix the camel; Christopher Plummer, King Herod; Kris Kristofferson as old donkey, and Joel Osteen as Casper.

Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, The Jim Henson Company, Walden Media and Affirm Films, The Star is directed by Timothy Reckart. The screenplay is written by Michael Kotin, Tom Sheridan and Simon Moore.