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The Star (2017) Poster

(2017)

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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.
Released in November 2017, a month earlier than it was originally intended.
Zachary Levi's second animated film, after Tangled (2010).
Gina Rodriguez, who voices Mary, also played a pregnant virgin on the first season of the TV series Jane the Virgin (2014).
Keegan-Michael Key's third Sony Animation Film, after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and Angry Birds (2016).
Tracy Morgan and Kristin Chenoweth's second animated film together, after 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 (2014) released three years prior.
Oprah Winfrey's fourth time voice acting, after Charlotte's Web (2006), Bee Movie (2007), and The Princess and the Frog (2009).
The second Sony Pictures Animation's Christmas film, after Arthur Christmas (2011).
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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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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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Kristin Chenoweth's second animated film of 2017, after My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).
The first Sony Pictures Animation film to not have Sony Pictures Imageworks do the animation. Instead Cinesite studios provided the imagery and animation which was a great departure from other Sony Pictures Animation films which has the animation and imagery provided by Sony Pictures Imageworks.
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This is the second time Mariah Carey has sung a song for an animated religious movie. The first time was The Prince of Egypt (1998), where she sang the song "When You Believe" with the late Whitney Hudson.
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The Star is produced by Affirm Films, a company under Sony that produces and distributes mainly conservative Christian films.
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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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First film to have Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Franklin Entertainment, Walden Media, and Affirm Films to collaborate together.
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Gabriel Iglesias' second Sony Animation film, after Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) released earlier the same year.
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Ving Rhames' third theatrically released animated film, after Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and Lilo & Stitch (2002).
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The film is being released on the same day as Wonder (2017), another Walden Media movie.
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Kristin Chenoweth's fifth theatrically released animated film, after Space Chimps (2008), Rio 2 (2014), The Peanuts Movie (2015), and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).
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When Old Donkey releases Bo from the mill stone, he tells Bo to go as he is now free, and technically sacrifices his own freedom to give a younger donkey the chance to be free. In Christian belief, the coming of Jesus was to free people from the laws and bindings of the Old Testament, by Jesus being the sacrifice; to release people who believe into freedom from the old laws.
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