Movies Coming Soon in 2017: The Star, a Faith & Family Film!

The Star is an animated film that tells the story of Christmas from a unique perspective!

Okay yall, I’m excited about this one. On the list of movies coming soon in 2017: The Star, a faith and family animated film!

The Star is an animated film that tells the story of Christmas from a unique perspective!
The Star is one of the new movies coming soon in November 2017!

Brief overview:

 Making good on its commitment to increase output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family and faith films, Sony Pictures Animation announces the upcoming release of  THE STAR.  AFFIRM Films also joins in the film’s production and marketing.   

THE STAR’s executive producer, DeVon Franklin, is well known for now-classic faith films such as HEAVEN IS FOR REAL and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN. 

It is set to release November 10, 2017….yay!


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.

Star power:

The voice cast will be led by Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kristin Chenoweth (Mouse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), national radio personality Delilah Rene (Elizabeth), Kris Kristofferson (Old Donkey), Gina Rodriguez(Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), with Oprah Winfrey (Deborah), Tyler Perry (Cyrus) and Tracy Morgan(Felix) as the three camels, and Christopher Plummer (King Herod).  

This seems like it will be an engaging telling of Christmas on the big screen. I love that the whole family, from the wee ones to adults will be inspired and entertained. Pastor DeVon Franklin has a great track record with both solid films “Heaven is For Real” and ” Miracles from Heaven”, and so I am really looking forward to The Star.

Mark your calendars, I know that I’m marking mine. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the upcoming release of this movie. Let me know in the comments!


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