Netflix has recently revealed an exciting new animated feature that will be arriving this Fall, titled Over the Moon. The exciting new movie will feature the voices of Sandra Oh, Cathy Ang, and John Cho. We’re keeping track of everything you’ll need to know about Over the Moon, including the plot, cast, trailer, and most importantly the Netflix release date.
Over the Moon is an upcoming animated musical co-production between Netflix and Pearl Studio. The feature is directed by animation veteran Glen Keane, and the story was written by the late Audry Wells and Jennifer Yee McDevitt. Wells, sadly, passed away in October 2018, which lead to McDevitt completing Wells’ vision for the story.
Despite his animation pedigree, Over the Moon is the first full length animated feature directed by Glen Keane. His work in the animation industry goes as far back as the early 70s and is credited for working on multiple Disney titles, most notably The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Tangled.
When is the Netflix release date for Over the Moon
The twitter account NetflixFilm officially confirmed the news that Over the Moon arrives on Friday, October 23rd, 2020.
Quietly tearing up over the lovely "Rocket to the Moon" (featuring Cathy Ang) from OVER THE MOON.
Coming to Netflix globally 23 October 🚀 pic.twitter.com/rqHtnfCdpD
— Netflix Tudum (@NetflixTudum) August 28, 2020
What is the plot of Over the Moon?
Enamored by the story of the legendary moon goddess that’s trapped on the moon, teenager Fei Fei builds her own rocketship in an attempt to meet her. With her trusty pet Rabbit and the stowaway Chin, they find a beautiful mythical world, and the search for the goddess begins.
Who are the cast members of Over the Moon?
So far, the following cast members have been confirmed for the upcoming feature:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Fei Fei||Cathy Ang||Ramy | I-ris | Age of Sail|
|TBA / Mother?||Sandra Oh||Killing Eve | Grey’s Anatomy | Under the Tuscan Sun|
|TBA / Father?||John Cho||Star Trek | Harold & Kumar | Searching|
|Chang’e||Phillipa Soo||Moana | Smash | Hamilton|
|TBA||Ruthie Ann Miles||The Americans | The King and I | All Rise|
|Grandma||Irene Tsu||Down and Out in Beverly Hills | Law & Order: LA | Star Trek: Voyager|
|Auntie Ling||Margaret Cho||Drop Dead Diva | 30 Rock | The Masked Singer|
|TBA||Artt Butler||Her | Star vs. the Forces of Evil | Star Wars: The Clone Wars|
|TBA||Robert G. Chiu||*Debuting*|
|Lunarians||Esther Chae||NCIS | The West Wing | Law & Order: Criminal Intent|
We can expect to learn more about the cast members and colorful characters we’ll be seeing in Over the Moon soon.
How many songs will feature in Over the Moon?
It has been confirmed that there will be a total of eight songs in Over the Moon.
One of the songs, ‘Rock to Moon’, performed by Cathy Ang, has been described by director Glen Keane as “the heart of the musical.”
At the time of writing, the full soundtrack hasn’t yet been announced.
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