‘Over The Moon’ Trailer: Netflix’s Animated Musical Explores Legend Of The Chinese Moon Goddess

There’s so much to love about Netflix’s trailer for Over the Moon, a simply gorgeous animated film that looks like it came from the folks at Disney/Pixar. A modern update on the Chinese Moon Goddess fable, it’s directed by animation legend Glen Keane, who recently won an Oscar for his Kobe Bryant short, Dear Basketball.

Over the Moon tells the story of 13-year-old Fei-Fei, who decides to prove to her disbelieving family that the mythical Moon Goddess Chang’e really exists. To do it, she builds a rocketship to launch herself into space, only to end up on an unexpected adventure on Lunaria.

The voice cast largely features Asian-American actors, including Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn, Artt Butler, and Sandra Oh. The late Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give) wrote the script, and music is scored by Oscar-winner Steven Price (Gravity).

Although Keane has been a veteran animator, working on films such as Treasure Planet, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Aladdin, and Tangled, this marks his feature directorial debut.

Netflix will debut Over the Moon this fall.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.