Follow ‘The Star,’ the Animated Nativity Tale, to DVD & Blu-Ray Feb. 20

The Star from Sony Animation Pictures is an animated take on the Nativity featuring the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Steven Yeun, Patricia Heaton, and many more. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation. © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Star from Sony Animation Pictures is an animated take on the Nativity featuring the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Steven Yeun, Patricia Heaton, and many more. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation. © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films’ release The Star, an animated take on the Nativity story through the eyes of the animals, will release to DVD and Blu-Ray on Feb. 20 and digital outlets on Feb. 6. The film, which has earned more than $40 million and is the 12th highest grossing Christian movie, features the voices of Steven Yeun, Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, Patricia Heaton, Aidy Bryant, Kristin Chenoweth, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. The theme song, “The Star,” performed by Mariah Carey and written by Mariah Carey & Marc Shaiman, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. 

The Star from Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films will release on digital outlets on Feb. 6 and Blu-Ray and DVD on Feb. 20. Image courtesy of Sony Animation.
The Star from Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films will release on digital outlets on Feb. 6 and Blu-Ray and DVD on Feb. 20. Image courtesy of Sony Animation.

Bonus materials include: 

  • Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels
  • Life Is Good” Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along
  • Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists
    • “The Star” by Mariah Carey
    • “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony
    • “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini
    • “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin
    • “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World
  • Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round
  • Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft
  • Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day
  • An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life

The Star is directed by Academy Award® nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart, screenplay by Carlos Kotkin, and story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook. 

For more coverage of The Star, including interviews with the cast and director, click here.

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