Over The Moon is a new animated film based on the legend of Chang’e, will be debuting on Netflix this October.
Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl 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.
For the uninitiated, this legend comes from China and serves as the origin of the Moon Festival. The legend tells the tale of Chang’e the Moon Goddess, an immortal who lives on the moon with her rabbit companion.
Directed by animation legend Glen Keane, and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, Over the Moon is an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination. The film stars Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Robert G. Chiu, Margaret Cho, and Kimiko Glenn.
The film celebrates Chinese mythology. As it follows a girl named Fei Fei (Cathy Ang), whose mother used to tell her tales of the Moon goddess, Chang’e ( voiced by“Hamilton’s” Phillipa Soo). As Fei Fei is faced with changes in her life and her father is thinking of remarrying, Fei Fei decides to builds a rocket to the moon in her quest to meet Chang’e. Her determination fueled by the adults who tell her Chang’e isn’t real. Ken Jeong, John Cho, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Oh round out the voice cast.
If you’re looking forward to seeing this perfect blend of sci-fi and ancient myths, Over The Moon will be released through Netflix on October 23.