Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#TheStarMovie is Now Available in Digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray Format (A #Flyby Post)

The Star Movie on DVD
The Star Movie - A Fun and Inspiring Christmas Tale  
  • An Animated Story for The Whole Family
  • Rated PG  (Mild Cartoon Violence)- Dove Approved for All Ages
  • 82 Minutes Runtime - Bonus Features Available
  • Produced and Released by Sony Pictures
  • Available on DVD, Blu-Ray 3-Pack, or Digital
  • Starring the Voices of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Steven Yeun, and Zachary Levi
  • Directed by Timothy Reckart
  • English Language and CC With Dubbing or Captions in French and Spanish Available
  • Visit the Website For Family Activities and Social Media Links
  • Enjoy an Interactive Study for Kids With Producer DeVon Franklin on Facebook Messenger
The Star Movie was a special Christmas present from Sony Pictures to movie loving Christian families last year.  It was a funny, inspirational, well made movie that focused upon he Christian themes of the nativity. It is made for children, but all ages can enjoy the jokes and mishaps of the stable animals.

While the theme is Christian, you will not find the Nativity story as told in Luke.  While the major facts are intact, in case I need to state the obvious, this is a made up story.  Since the main character is a Donkey, that shouldn't come as a surprise. (smile)

This little donkey, Bo, (Stephen Yeun) wants to be special. Little does he know what will lie ahead for him as he teams up with Ruth (Aidy Bryant) the sheep, Dave (Keegen Michael Key) the dove, and camels Debrorah, Cyrus, and Felix. (Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey)  Like the Wisemen, they followed The Star and became unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told.

You will also hear many other familiar voices including Gina Rodriguez as Mary, Zachary Levi as Joseph, Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton as Edith the cow, Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer as King Herod. (Wow, right?)

The animation is excellent, and the voices are clear and well synced. The accompanying soundtrack is beautiful as well.  It features Mariah Carey, Pentatonix, Casting Crowns, Jake Owen, Jessie James Decker, Saving Forever, Yolanda Adams, Zara Larson, A Great Big World, Fifth Harmony, and Kelsea Ballerini.

Here is the official movie trailer:

As the clips revealed, there is some silly cartoon violence, so there is a PG rating.  Even so, it is a family friendly picture.  If you visit the website I have linked in the bullet points above you will find recipes, coloring, crafts, and other activities to make your family movie night fun.

Choose the DVD or the Blu-Ray three Pack. Both options are available at Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and Best Buy. 

The Star Movie on DVDThe Star Movie - 3 Pack BluRay

A full range of bonus materials are available:
*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 colorful lyric videos that 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.
When the movie is over, and you want to keep the conversation  going, there is an interactive feature available on Facebook Messenger which kids (and parents) will enjoy.

The Star Movie Guided Bible Study
You can begin by opening your messenger app and scanning the photo above with your camera, or simply follow the link from the bullet points above, the website, or the movie Facebook page.  The made the graphic to keep it fun, but the links work, too.

You will connect with The Star Movie via messenger, and it will send animated messages.  There will be a chance to respond via multiple choice options, and then responses, photos, and video lessons with the movie's producer, DeVon Frankin, will commence.  

Here is a screen shot from the first lesson:

The Star Movie Guided Bible Study
After completing a lesson a badge is awarded.

The Star Movie Guided Bible Study
Find The Star Movie on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.  The links can all be found on the movie webpage.

The Star Movie

This information post is part of a Flyby promotion.

Thanks to Flyby/Propeller who allowed me to take part in this campaign.  In exchange for this post I will receive either a copy of the movie or of the soundtrack. I will not be compensated monetarily for this post.