Netflix and Pearl Studio have released the first trailer for family feature Over The Moon, the animated musical retelling of the classic Chinese myth. The film’s voice cast has also been revealed, including Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn, Artt Butler, Sandra Oh and newcomers Cathy Ang and Robert G Chiu.
Directed by former Disney animator Glen Keane, the pic is slated to debut in the fall. It follows a determined, bright young girl with a passion for science who builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures. Check out the blast-off above.
Newcomer Ang voices lead character Fei Fei; Hamilton star Soo voices the moon goddess Chang’e; Jeong is Gobi, a Lunarian who becomes an unexpected companion to Fei Fei on her adventure; Chiu voices Chin, Fei Fei’s rambunctious, high-energy brother-to-be; John Cho and Miles voice Fei Fei’s parents; Oh is Mrs Zhong, Fei Fei’s future stepmother; Glenn takes on Auntie Mei and Margaret Cho is Auntie Ling.
John Kahrs co-directs while Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield and Helen Park are writing the songs with a score from Oscar winner Steven Price. Producers are Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou. Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give) wrote the screenplay.
Keane, who spent 38 years at Disney, is best known for his work on classic Disney title characters from films like The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast and Tarzan. In 2012, he left Disney to launch Glen Keane Productions and in 2018 won an Oscar for Best Animated Short with Dear Basketball which he animated and directed in collaboration with Kobe Bryant and John Williams.
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