No sooner is September just around the corner; the movie world would like to remind you all that Christmas is just a short few months away. The first on the block comes from Sony Pictures Animation with a trailer for The Star.

The Star is an animated feature lead by animals retelling the age old story of the birth of Christ, but this time with a little animal humour – after all it is from the same studio that brought us Hotel Transylvania.

Directed by Timothy Reckart, The film features the voices of Steven Yeun (Bo the Donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the Dove), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the Horse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the Goat), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the Sheep), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the Dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the Dog), Patricia Heaton (Edith the Cow), Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the Mouse), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), Tracy Morgan (Felix), Tyler Perry (Cyrus), and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah).

The Star will be released in cinemas November 24th

The Star official Synopsis

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

The Star