Monday, February 26, 2018

The Star

This past Christmastime The Star released in the theaters. As the DVD is now out, I was invited to write about it - although this time there is no giveaway to go with the review.

When I saw the ads for The Star a few months ago, I thought it looked like it had the potential to be a fun movie for families. I have not watched it, but as I read about the story and the bonus features on the DVD, I thought it might be a resource my grandsons would enjoy.

The Star
Produced by - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Ages - all
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, textSony Pictures Home Entertainment says; "From the studio which brought you Miracles from Heaven & Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star arrived for the first time on Digital February 6th and Blu-ray + DVD + Digital February 20th from Sony Pictures Home  Entertainment. The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun,“The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (voiced by Aidy Bryant,“Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told.

Rounding out the all-star voice cast a Gina Rreodriguez (“Jane The Virgin”) as Mary, Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Joseph, Grammy® Award-Winner Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse,

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible) as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias (Coco, Ferdinand) as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”) as Edith the cow, Emmy® and Tony® Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) as King Herod.

The Star is filled with more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including . . .

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  • 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 which 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"
Image may contain: textAnd, for even more family fun, start your family-friendly weekly Bible study with DeVon Franklin today. Follow the instructions on their facebook page at this link and be inspired! 

Find out more about The Star at this link.

For sharing this review with you, I will receive either the DVD or the CD with all the songs - I'm hoping for the DVD as I do think my grandsons will enjoy seeing this movie.

#TheStarMovie & #FlyBy

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