The Star

It takes many tails to tell the greatest story ever.


The Star
A retelling of the Christmas story, for children, from the point of view of the animals. A small but brave donkey 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 a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, they follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.

86 minutes.
Parental guidance (Violence).
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Religious.

Showtimes

Away in a manger....
Away in a manger....

Credits

Cast
Voices of Steven Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth, Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, Tyler Perry, Christopher Plummer, Keegan-Michael Key, Patricia Heaton, Kris Kristofferson, Ving Rhames, Anthony Anderson, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey
Director
Timothy Reckart
ScreenplayCarlos Kotkin, Simon Moore, Tom Sheridan
MusicJohn Paesano
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byAffirm Films, Columbia Pictures, Franklin Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company, Sony Pictures Animation, Walden Media

IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent scenes of unrealistic animated violence, low impact.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for some thematic elements
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
5 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
2
Sex
0
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Rottentomatoes critics
9 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
13
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconSweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
10

What the People say

IMDB
77 Netizens
13

Average .. 63%

13

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