In AFFIRM Films and 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 Bo finds the courage
to break free and ends up befriending newlyweds Joseph and Mary. Mary’s
kindness soon sets Bo 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.
The voice cast is led by 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), Christopher
Plummer (King Herod), and Tracy Morgan (Felix) and Tyler
Perry (Cyrus) and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah) as the three camels.
The Star is directed by Academy Award®-nominated
writer/director Timothy Reckart; executive-produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson
and Lisa Henson; and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook. The story is by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin;
and the screenplay is by Carlos Kotkin. The Star is presented by AFFIRM Films
and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Walden Media, Franklin
Entertainment, and The Jim Henson Company.