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Sony Unwraps Teaser & Images for Director Timothy Reckart’s ‘The Star’

New teaser trailer for Oscar-nominated filmmaker’s feature debut will also appear in theaters Friday, July 28, with ‘The Emoji Movie.’

A new teaser trailer for The Star -- the forthcoming film from Sony Pictures Animation marking the feature debut of Oscar-nominated director Timothy Reckart, is now available online. The teaser trailer will also appear in theaters Friday, July 28, with The Emoji Movie, giving a first look at the faith-and-family film telling the story of the first Christmas through the eyes of the animals who witnessed it.

Reckart garnered an Academy Award nomination in 2013 for his stop-motion animated short Head Over Heels, his student thesis film produced at the National Film & Television School in the U.K.

In The Star (previously titled The Lamb) 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.

From the Studio that brought you Miracles from Heaven and Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs comes The Star, premiering in theaters nationwide on November 10. The cast of vocal talent features 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), national radio personality Delilah Rene (Elizabeth), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), Kris Kristofferson (Old Donkey), and Tracy Morgan (Felix), Tyler Perry (Cyrus) and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah) as the three camels.

Featuring new music by Mariah Carey, The Star is executive-produced by DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven), Lisa Henson and Brian Henson (The Jim Henson Company); produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook; with a story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin; and screenplay by Carlos Kotkin. Digital animation is provided by Cinesite Studios. Columbia Pictures and AFFIRM Films present in association with Walden Media, Franklin Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company, a Sony Pictures Animation Film.

Source: Sony Pictures Animation

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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