Franklin is the CEO and founder of Franklin Entertainment which is a faith-based production company. "The Star" is his first Christmas movie that was produced by his own company.
I watched the movie today and loved it! The story is told beautifully and the voice actors who lent their voices to bring the animated characters to life were very convincing! The music perfectly supported the storyline and the production of this animated movie based on the Bible story about the birth of Jesus Christ was spectacular!
The movie is available for purchase in three formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital.
FlyBy Promotions would like for me to mention that there are many fun bonus features on the DVD, including a children's Bible study.
To give you a better idea of what "The Star" movie and bonus features are about, I'm including a press release from FlyBy Promotions that I tweaked to make it shorter.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Full of humor and heart” – Huffington Post
“The Star is destined to become a classic!” – The Dove Foundation
Golden Globe® Nominated for Best Original Song by Mariah Carey & Marc Shaiman
The Tale of Faith and Friendship Includes Six Sing-Along Videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin
Includes a Dance Along, “How-to” Crafts Video and Much More
Available on Digital February 6 and
On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20
CULVER CITY, Calif. (January 2018) – From the studio that 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. 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 including Gina Rodriguez as Mary, Zachary Levi as Joseph, Grammy® Award-Winner Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson s Zach the goat, Ving Rhames as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias (Coco, Ferdinand) as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton 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 the “Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends,” a dance along to “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World, plus a collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing along to the inspiring music from THE STAR. Families can enjoy crafting and baking with “how-to” videos “Star Mason Jar Votives” and “Sweet and Sparkly Stars,” and they also can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who bring these characters to life. In “Faith All Year Round,”
renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin delivers a fun and engaging children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day.
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. The Star is presented by AFFIRM films and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Walden Media, Franklin Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. The uplifting theme song, “The Star” by Mariah Carey and veteran songwriter Marc Shaiman was also nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. “The Star” song is now available on The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars.
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
o “The Star” by Mariah Carey
o “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony
o “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini
o “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin
o “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 has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG: for some thematic elements.
~*~Don't delay, check out this wonderful movie and bonus materials today!
Visit the movie's website for more info: http://sites.sonypictures.com/thestar/discanddigital/?hs308=TSR084D
*DVD bonus features include a Bible study by "The Star" movie producer DeVon Franklin.