The first promo for Netflix‘s upcoming animated film Over the Moon promises a lot. It combines science fiction and fantasy in a sweet family story that also doubles as a musical. It touches on themes of friendship, determination, and dreaming big. And it explores cultural lore, all while using multiple animation styles that are equally stunning. However, that’s not this trailer’s biggest promise.
Over the Moon looks guaranteed to pull at our hearts, with a tall tale of magic and wonder that will hit close to home.
“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.”
Over the Moon, from Pearl Studio (Abominable), is the newest animated feature from Netflix. The streaming site says it’s “an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination.” Oscar-winner Glen Keane (Dear Basketball) directs the film. Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give) wrote the script, which features original songs by Christopher Curtis (Chaplin), Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park (KPOP). Steven Price, Oscar-winner for Gravity, penned the movie’s score.
The movie also stars some big names alongside newcomer Cathy Ang as Fei Fei. Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians) plays Gobi. Grammy-winner Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) stars as Chang’e. John Cho (Searching) voices Dad, with Ruthie Ann Miles (All Rise) as Mom. Comedian Margaret Cho plays Auntie Ling. Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) stars as Auntie Mei, and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) plays Mrs. Zhong. They’ll also be joined by Artt Butler as Uncle, and newcomer Robert G. Chiu as Chin.
Over the Moon comes to Netflix later this year, in fall of 2020. Which gives us a few months to emotionally prepare for what promises to be an emotional trip.
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