ADVERTISING
 
Friday, March 22   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Cinema
 

“The Star”, an animated film about Christ’s birth

“The film offers many lessons for viewers”, Executive producer, Devon Franklin says. He hopes the film “will leave audiences feeling both hopeful and purposeful".

AUTHOR Evangelical Focus HOLLYWOOD 25 DECEMBER 2017 11:00 h GMT+1
A scene of the film. / Affirm Films

Sony’s religious wing Affirms Films and Columbia Pictures, in association with Walden Media and Franklin Entertainment, have produced the animated film “The Star”, which is already in theatres worldwide.



The film recalls Christ’s birth told from the animals’ point of view, and “it’s the first faith-based animated film since Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt, which came out in 1998”, movie Executive producer, Devon Franklin explained.



“It is also the first faith-based film in the history of Hollywood to be done in Computer-generated imagery”, he added.



"The Star" is directed by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart.



 



WELL- KNOW CAST AND SOUNDTRACK



The film features a star-studded cast with Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi as Mary and Joseph, and Steven Yeun as one of the main characters: Bo the donkey.



Oprah Winfrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tyler Perry, Anthony Anderson and Kelly Clarkson also lend their voices to the film.



The film's soundtrack includes both classic and modern Christmas songs from well-known singers as Kirk Franklin, Casting Crowns, and Pentatonix.



Mariah Carey performs the main theme of the film, a ballad titled "The Star."



 



The film poster. / Affirm Films



 



THE FIRST CHRISTMAS



The Star tells the story of a brave small donkey called Bo, who breaks free from the daily routine at the local mill to go on an adventure to follow his dreams.



He is joined by Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with high aspirations.



On their journey they meet various animals, including three camels, and together they follow the star that leads them to Bethlehem, to a stable with a manger, where they will be witnesses of the first Christmas.



Franklin pointed out that the film offers “many lessons for viewers and Bo's internal feeling that there's something greater for him to pursue will inspire many”.



He hoped the film will leave audiences feeling both "hopeful" and "purposeful".



 



“THE BATTLE AGAINST EVIL OPPOSING THE NEW BORN KING IS PORTRAYED POWERFULLY”



“In this 86-minute long movie of the nativity story, the battle against evil opposing the newborn king is portrayed very powerfully, yet still appropriate for families”, says Rudolf Kabutz, TWR future media strategist and project coordinator, who co-leads with Lars Dahle as Lausanne Catalyst for Media Engagement.



According to Kabutz, it “addresses several themes: seeking adventure, doing something important, experiencing disappointment, facing the temptation of success, going on alone, and looking for help in times of trouble”.



“In The Star, various characters are journeying to Bethlehem for different reasons”, he adds.




 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - “The Star”, an animated film about Christ’s birth
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process

The Brussels representative of the European Evangelical Alliance offers a Christian perspective on the crisis: “We can’t reduce people to just a number that needs to be controlled”.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!” Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!”

Bulgarian evangelicals protested peacefully on November 11 against a draft law which could severely restrict religious freedom of faith minorities. Churches rallied in Sofia and other cities after the Sunday worship services.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
VIDEO Video
 
Latin American leaders unite to fight against imposition of gender ideology Latin American leaders unite to fight against imposition of gender ideology

Christian leaders from all over Latin America are concerned about the progress of gender ideology agendas in the region. Many are joining together in public demonstrations and training events.

 
How do fake news spread? How do fake news spread?

Tony Watkins, Coordinator of the Lausanne Media Engagement Network.

 
Lindsay Brown: The encouraging advance of the gospel in Spain Lindsay Brown: The encouraging advance of the gospel in Spain

Church planting, the amount of books authored by Spanish evangelicals and the growth of the Christian student movement in the last decades, are some of the marks underlined by Lindsay Brown.

 
What do Christian communication and science communication have in common? What do Christian communication and science communication have in common?

“As Christians, we also try to communicate a detailed and often slightly technical message”, says Kay Carter, Director of Communications of Tyndale House (UK).

 
Church planting in Strasbourg Church planting in Strasbourg

A video on how evangelicals are planting churches in Strasbourg (France).

 
Christians, resilience and a post-Christian culture Christians, resilience and a post-Christian culture

Lindsay Brown: “The biblical pattern is not one of speed, but of steady sowing and gradual reaping in due course”.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.