Over the Moon is an enchanting animated musical launching on Netflix – and to mark the occasion we had the pleasure in taking part in a virtual junket ahead of its release, speaking to leading stars Phillipa Soo and Cathy Ang, as well as Ken Jeong and Margaret Cho – and finally with director Glen Keane.
With Soo and Ang, we spoke about the celebration of Chinese culture within this movie and how proud they are to share it with the world, while we ask the former what the secret is to a good musical (we hope she may have some insight, having been a star of Hamilton). Jeong and Cho also talk about how important it is to have Chinese stories in mainstream movies, and the duo comment on their surprise encounter on the last season of The Masked Singer.
Finally with director Keane we speak about what drives him as a storyteller and which characters he’s most enjoyed working on across his illustrious career in animation. He also talks about the beautiful screenplay by the late writer Audrey Wells, and how he helped bring this incredibly personal story to screen. Watch all three of our interviews in their entirety below.
Phillipa Soo & Cathy Ang
Ken Jeong & Margaret Cho
Fueled by memories of her mother, resourceful Fei Fei builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess.
Over the Moon is released in select theatres on October 16 and launches on Netflix on October 23rd.