Christian Animation Film 'The Star' Releases Trailer With Endorsements From Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry

The cast of characters in the animated film, 'The Star.'
The cast of characters in the animated film, "The Star." | (PHOTO: SONY PICTURES ANIMATION)

The trailer for the highly anticipated animated film "The Star," which tells the Nativity story from a different perspective, was released and includes endorsements from its all-star cast, including Tyler Perry and Mariah Carey.

The Affirm Films picture tells the story of the first Christmas through the perspective of the animals that traveled with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and witnessed Jesus' birth. The film includes voiceovers from A-list celebrities such as Kelly Clarkson, Tracy Morgan and Oprah Winfrey.

"This is such a clever and genius way to tell the real meaning of Christmas. I was honored to be a part of it," Perry, who plays the voice of a camel, said in a Facebook post of the movie's trailer.

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International recording artist Mariah Carey, whose holiday song also titled "The Star" is featured in the animated flick, said on social media that she was "very excited to share a tease for the new movie" with her fans.

Executive Producer DeVon Franklin also celebrated the trailer's release on Facebook.

"So excited to share with you all the teaser for my next film! It's animated story of the first Christmas from the animal's point of view #THESTARMOVIE-- it's the first major release of an animated faith based film since The Prince of Egypt (1999)!!" he exclaimed.

"The Star" will hit theaters November 10, just in time for the holiday season and Director Tim Reckart said this version of the film is the "greatest story never told."