‘Over the Moon’ Coming to Netflix October in 2020

Jacob Robinson What's on Netflix Avatar

Animated Feature Over the Moon Coming to Netflix in Fall 2020

Over the Moon – Copyright. Netflix and Pearl Studio

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.

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.

Animated Feature Over the Moon Coming to Netflix in Fall 2020 Poster

Netflix poster for Over the Moon

Are you excited to watch Over the Moon on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by

Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.