The Star DVD Reviewed By Luke Weston

The Premise
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, & finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock & Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels & some eccentric stable animals, Bo & his new friends follow the Star & become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

The Review
The Star is a delightful animated movie that finds a donkey named Bo embarking on the trip of a lifetime (literally, he’s spent his whole life in a barn pulling a grind stone).

On his journey, every talking animal chum imaginable joins in on the fun: Ruth, a cuddly sheep searching for her flock, Dave, a dove who dreams of joining the royal caravan, three hilarious camels (one of whom is voiced by Oprah Winfrey) and some crazy barnyard animals. The villains of the tale are two aggressive dogs hunting for Mary and Joseph (I don’t remember that in the Sunday School version).

The story culminates with the birth of Jesus Chris and the first Christmas, complete with manger, 3 wise men, and angels a plenty.

The Verdict
A Christmas season must-see for the whole family!

The Trailer

The Info
DVD Releases: 7th March 2018
Rating: G – Contains some scenes that may frighten very young children
Duration: 86 minutes 
Genre:  Animation/Family
Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Zachary Levi
Director: Timothy Reckart (Debut Feature Film)

The Extras
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).

Released in November 2017, a month earlier than it was originally intended.

Keegan-Michael Key's 3rd Sony Animation Film, after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and The Angry Birds Movie (2016).

Zachary Levi's 2nd Animated Film, after Tangled (2010).