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The Lamb was a working title for the 2017 Sony Pictures Animation film, The Star.


The film was first announced in August 2015, that Tim Reckart would be producing. The film is also confirmed to be based on an original pitch by Tim Sheridan and produced by DeVon Franklin through his Franklin Entertainment banner.


Not much details have been released other that the simple "an all-animal take on the Christian Nativity story."

Why This Version Was Cancelled[]

  1. The main reasons are unknown, but the cancellation of this early version of The Star could mean different things; some sources have mentioned that the title word "Lamb" doesn't make sense because Bo is a donkey, and not a sheep (although it is unknown if Bo was ever considered for a lamb as the main character, or the main character could of been Ruth due to her being the only visible lamb character in the final film), or that the title was too simple and boring and several writers wanted to change most of the original concepts provided for several scenes.
  2. Michelle Raimo Kouyate, the head of Sony Pictures Animation, later resulting in her having to step down as the company's head position after a company-wide hacking scandal shake-up in 2015.


  • The original version of The Star was permanently cancelled.
  • Get Smurfy!, another working title for another SPA film, Smurfs; The Lost Village which was also confirmed to be in the works ever since 2015, was also rewinded for a different title due to developmental reasons.
  • The Star finally released worldwide on November 17, 2017 in theaters, and received mixed reviews for being a film that doesn't always stay true to the Bible, and many have said that it's a blatant ripoff of the 2011 film The Lion of Judah.
  • The Star remained as it is today.

External links[]

  1. An Article talking about The Lamb