When approaching the greatest story ever told, how would someone balance the reverence of the sacred text and still offer something new enough to draw a crowd? For Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin, writers of the new Sony Animation/AFFIRM Films release The Star, arriving in theaters Friday, focusing on lovable, talking animals surrounding the holy family helps bring a new perspective on the journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus Christ
Kids are sure to love The Star, especially because of the diverse voice cast and lively, engaging and funny characters. Adults will cherish it for those reasons as well as its many teachable moments and inspiring faith elements. The Star will no doubt be embraced by the faithful, but its impressive animation and voice talent will help it reach far beyond churchgoing audiences.
DEWAYNE HAMBY is a communications specialist and longtime journalist covering faith-based music, entertainment, books and the retail industry. He is also the editor of the White Wing Messenger, director of communications for the Church of God of Prophecy, and author of the book Gratitude Adjustment. Connect with him at www.dewaynehamby.com or on twitter – @dewaynehamby.