Proving that a faith-based — yet funny — animated Christmas film can also succeed at the box office, producer DeVon Franklin and Sony’s “The Star” has earned $40.8M domestically, and a total of $61.8M worldwide. Now you can own it with the click of a mouse.
“The Star” retells the story of the Nativity in computer animation, with Zach Levi as the voice of Joseph; Gina Rodriguez as Mary; Steven Yuen as their faithful donkey, Bo; and Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan and Tyler Perry as the Wise Men’s camels.
Other voice talent includes Patrica Heaton (Edith the cow); Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat); Kris Kristofferson (old donkey); Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog); Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse); Kristen Chenoweth (Abby the pygmy gerboa); and Christopher Plummer (King Herod).
Click HERE to go to the Voices From Hollywood playlist on our YouTube channel, which features video interviews with Heaton, Levi, Rodriguez and Catholic director Timothy Reckart.
The DVD and Blu-Ray versions come out on Feb. 20, but as of this week, “The Star” is available for digital download/streaming.
Digital extras include sing-alongs with music from the movie, and lyric videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, A Great Big World, Kelsea Ballerini and Kirk Franklin.
Here’s Franklin to tell you all about it …
Image: Courtesy Sony Pictures Animation