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The Star (2017) Poster

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Walden Media's first animated film.
This is the second time Christopher Plummer has played a character who can be referred to as King Herod. The first time was in Jesus of Nazareth (1977) where he played Herod Antipas, the son of this film's King Herod and one of the people who presided over Jesus' trial in the Easter story.
Oprah Winfrey's 4th time Voice Acting, after Charlotte's Web (2006), Bee Movie (2007), and The Princess and the Frog (2009).
Keegan-Michael Key's 3rd Sony Animation Film, after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and Angry Birds (2016).
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Zachary Levi's 2nd Animated Film, after Tangled (2010).
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Tracy Morgan and Kristin Chenoweth's 2nd Animated Film together, after 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 (2014) released 3 years prior.
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Kristin Chenoweth's 2nd Animated Film of 2017, after My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).
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First Trailer of the film was shown the same day as the release Sony Animation's previous film, The Emoji Movie (2017).
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'Gina Rodriguez', who voices Mary, also played a pregnant virgin on the first season of the TV series Jane the Virgin (2014)
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The Jim Henson Company logo was from the Movie Mirrormask (2005).
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The second Sony Pictures Animation's Christmas film, after Arthur Christmas (2011).
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Released in November 2017, a month earlier than it was originally intended.
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Gabriel Iglesias' 2nd Sony Animation film, after Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) released earlier the same year.
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Christopher Plummer's fifth time voicing in an Animated Theatrical Film, after An American Tail (1986), Rock-A-Doodle (1991), Up (2009), and 9 (2009).
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Mariah Carey officially introduced and released herself the first trailer online. She will also be singing the original song "The Star" for the movie. It will be her fourth Christmas song that she wrote to be featured in a movie after All I Want For Christmas Is You, Where Are You Christmas and Oh Santa!
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Gabriel Iglesias' first animated feature in which he plays an antagonist. In the other animated films he was in, he's usually a supporting minor protagonist.
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Ving Rhames' 3rd Theatrically Released Animated film, after _Final Fantasy: Spirits Within (2001)_ and Lilo & Stitch (2002).
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