Wikipedia is a multilingual open-collaborative online encyclopedia created and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. It felt very American, I guess you would say, but my mom, as a first-generation Japanese woman, she always made sure that I had my culture. No, no, we need representation — and we just need jobs! Suddenly, the rocket is captured in a mystical beam of energy and taken to the Moon. Chin sees some Lunettes with the photo and is captured by Chang'e who demands the location of the gift. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order. The film grossed over $860,000. And not only do we get to see it, we get to see it through a song and Cathy, so beautifully, sings this wonderful song. OVER THE MOON | Official Trailer #2 | Netflix | September 22, 2020, OVER THE MOON | Official Trailer #1 | A Netflix/Pearl Studio Production | June 23, 2020, a pangolin Lunarian and former royal advisor, Ba Ba's new fiancée and Fei Fei's stepmother, Mrs. Zhong's 8-year-old son and Fei Fei's stepbrother, Photographed Father / Rail Worker #1 / Delivery Man. It makes the world so much more interesting when we have all these differences that we can share with each other. OVER THE MOON has a spectacular cast, including the voice talents of Cathy Ang (Fei Fei), Phillipa Soo (Chang’e), Robert G. Chiu (Chin), Ken Jeong (Gobi), John Cho (Dad), Ruthie Ann Miles (Mom), Margaret Cho (Auntie Ling), Kimiko Glenn (Auntie Mei), Artt Butler (Uncle), and Sandra Oh (Mrs. Zhong). Cho: I bet he’s like really sour in the middle and really fizzy and sour. Whether it be a voice of an actor, or be a writer in the room, or a producer, it’s just important to have these perspectives. I feel like it was really an integral part of why I wanted to pursue musical theater. It''s an all-Asian American cast. They were able to accomplish it. I didn’t get to see all of them in the studio. And it’s like the ’60s! We’re just sharing ourselves. You can’t really be it till you see it. These are really strong, empowering characters that are going through very human things. 7. "Over the Moon " is a 2020 American-Chinese computer-animated musical family fantasy film directed by Glen Keane and John Kahrs. © 2020 Netflix, Inc. “I’m probably allergic to dates.” And they make up everything that we are. Bruce Lee. Obviously, I present Asian, so I’m never gonna be seen as a white person, though I am as white as I am Asian. You see a lot in Asian media this version of respect and sometimes it doesn’t feel earned. There's a lot to love about a film as imaginative and inspiring as Netflix's new movie Over The Moon. Using makeshift parts from Ali Baba and the power of electromagnetic force, the young engineer soon manages to build her own rocket to the Moon. This is just a great film or a great project with a great cast. It feels unique, but at the same time, I know that a lot of people have unique experiences, whether they’re biracial or not. I bawled my eyes out within the first five minutes, and I wasn’t expecting it. Cho: I saw the drawings and I heard the songs actually much earlier on. Fei Fei gets upset with Chin and leaves him, getting a ride with the Biker Chicks to the crash site. Directed By: Glen Keane. I encountered it a lot in the entertainment industry, actually. Over The Moon Movie Cast. Jeong: I have two daughters. I just feel like I learned! She would have me go to Japanese school, she would take me to Japan every summer and I would be immersed in the children of the neighborhood and of the town. What she finds is a glowing, fantastical world full of strange creatures spun up by the all-powerful spirit herself. She really was at the helm of this awakening that so many young Asian women had, where they finally were like, Oh, my God, someone who looks like me. But there’s also something that is really honorable about the way that she approaches her problems that I just felt ... that moment felt very true to me. The duration of the film is 100 minutes. They crash land after being beset by playful spirits, who then rescue them and take them to Lunaria. Needless to say, the film is often gorgeous, in both its own ways and its aesthetic nods to Georges Melies’ 1902 “A Trip to the Moon,” anime, video game kinetics and Asian ghost girl movies. 2. I can’t help but dance whenever that song comes up in the movie. I wanted to eat Gobi [Jeong’s character]! A little bit about OVER THE MOON. It’s an interesting experience to be a biracial person. Soo: Mulan is key. Fei Fei doesn't know what she is talking about, and a frustrated Chang'e announces a competition to find her gift before the last of the moondust falls. After her mother passes from a terminal illness Fei Fei is shaken by the prospect that her father (John Cho) will marry Mrs. Zhong (Sandra Oh) and believing the stories told by her mother hold the key to preventing this Fei Fei builds a rocket to the moon to find the moon goddess Chang'e only for her soon to be stepbrother Chin (Robert G Chiu) throwing a monkey wrench into her plans and setting … Jeong: My favorite thing to see animated was the rocket to the moon. Fei Fei’s journey isn’t motivated by curiosity, but by grief. I would like a job! Over the Moon makes it look easy; as Chang’e and Fei Fei, Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo and newcomer Cathy Ang lead an entirely Asian-American voice cast. ... Ken Jeong as Gobi, ... Over The Moon fun Fact, The city of Lunaria was inspired by the cover of Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon and the paintings of Joan Miró.With a career as decorated as Glen Kleane it’s no wonder that Over The Moon … She’s convinced that proving to her father the existence of Chang’e — who is trapped on the moon and pining for her lost love, the great warrior Hou Yi, after hundreds of years — will stop him from remarrying after her mother’s death. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Over The Moon: Cast. Cast: Cathy Ang, John Cho, Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Margaret Cho, Robert G. Chiu, Kimiko Glenn and Glen Keane. But there’s a moment with Zhong Ai-Yi, actually, in the film, where Zhong Ai-Yi is presenting Fei-Fei with a gift, and Fei Fei is so torn, but she still says thank you in a really respectful way. Because when I was starting out doing stand up comedy, I was in med school. for roles that are meant that way, it’s gotten a little less, but it was a very confusing process. And Ken Jeong voicing Gobi; hilarious! Right now there’s like you [Jeong] doing comedy, Jo Koy, Ali Wong, Kumail Nanjani, Awkwafina. In preparation for the annual Moon Festival, Fei Fei and her family make mooncakes for the village. There’s definitely, like, problems with it, but it’s what we had. Nancy Kwan. Gobi looked very sour apple. It’s when you bring these very specific differences to the table, to the screen, in whatever way, that’s when people learn more and get excited about people’s cultures. We see Asian culture and Chinese culture through many different facets. “Over the Moon” also has an impressive, all-Asian heritage voice cast: Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, John Cho and San Francisco native Margaret Cho are a few of the supporting players. When her father reveals his plans to remarry, Fei Fei embarks on a mission to prove that love never fades away. Here is a plot summary for "Over the Moon" Movie. I think the food plays a huge part in it, too. Cast and Characters [edit | edit source] Cathy Ang as Fei Fei; Robert G Chiu as Chin; Phillipa Soo as Chang'e; Ken Jeong as Gobi; John Cho as Ba Ba; Ruthie Ann Miles; Sandra Oh as Mrs. Zhong; Margaret Cho as Auntie Ling; Kimiko Glenn as Auntie Mei; Artt Butler; Awards [edit | edit source] Gallery [edit | edit source] Videos [edit | edit source] It was easy for me to imagine her as my role model, because she looked like me in a way that other characters didn’t. My second favorite was getting to see Chang’e — her entrance for the first time. They took a trip to China for research. A 2020 American-Chinese computer-animated musical family fantasy film rated "PG". Glenn: It’s a certain perspective that you bring. You have an idea in your mind, like who these characters are and what they’re doing. I have such gratitude for her work and her career. I felt uncomfortable playing certain characters that could speak certain languages and maybe had accents and stuff because I felt I am a representative of someone who is an Asian American. As a biracial person, I sometimes feel an insecurity in connecting with my Asian heritage. I would turn to Cathy and hear her take or I would watch some stuff that they had been working on, and they put the animation on Cathy’s voice and I was like, I’ll just do what Cathy’s doing, clearly she knows what she’s doing. Phillipa Soo: The film does such a successful job exploring and portraying not only traditional values and aspects of Chinese culture — you know this myth of Chang’e — but also the modern take on it, and how we perceive it in a modern world and what that is filtered through the eyes of this little girl. Cast. Thank you, Over the Moon. That’s going to shape them. The future of Netflix animation is bright, or colorful with their latest excursion “Over the Moon,” which is an explosion of genuine enchantment that manages to find strength in the familiar. And so, for me, it was really meaningful to actually like, see the project all the way through. Soo: I think it’s important because it’s not so often that these stories get told in the first place. When you do voice-acting, you don’t necessarily have a sense of what the performance will play like on screen. It’s “Yes.” Getting to be a part of this particular film was so incredible to me, because not only was I being asked to play a specifically written Asian Chinese character, but I got to be in a film where the entire cast was Asian. What’s so great is that all of these aspects have come together to create something greater than that each of them could do on their own. More information and reviews on "Over the Moon" Movie you can get on the following websites. If they want to get into the business of entertainment, it’s just so important to see Margaret on screen, to see really talented people of color, to inspire future generations of artistry. And John Cho’s Searching was just such an important film, one of the best films of that year. I also, like many young, Asian musical theater actresses, was blessed with Lea Salonga. Glenn: Mine are probably ones that I wasn’t in! Rotten Tomatoes rating is 80/100. So to answer your question, I think it has a lot to do with just being able to celebrate all parts of yourself. The starring cast includes Cathy Ang, John Cho, Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Margaret Cho, Robert G. Chiu, Kimiko Glenn, Glen Keane and others. Chang'e tells Fei Fei that she was supposed to deliver a gift for Chang'e to bring Houyi back. And then even beyond that, her imagination. Soo: Cathy was my beacon the whole time, though. Margaret Cho, 52 Auntie Ling. I wanted to see women like that. Fei Fei, who still believes in Chang'e four years later, is upset when she learns that her father is engaged to Mrs. Zhong (Sandra Oh), and is annoyed by her son, Chin (Robert G. Chiu). “Over the Moon” doesn’t exactly talk down, but it clutters its serious themes every chance it gets. Photos of the Over the Moon (Movie) voice actors. Ang: Telling authentic stories requires you to be able to let yourself be the character a lot of the time. And that’s missing elements sometimes. Like, are we just supposed to give these takes? That’s my era. Netflix and Pearl Studio have revealed the Over the Moon trailer and cast! 4. Ken Jeong, 51 Gobi. I can’t describe how fulfilling that is. It was my favorite scene in the movie visually, just to watch and that song is incredible. But I think the entire thing really moved me. The Over the Moon ensemble isn’t as much of an anomaly these days as it was when Mulan boasted an Asian voice cast back in 1998, but voicing characters specifically written as Asian was still meaningful for the actors. "Over the Moon" is a 2020 American-Chinese computer-animated musical family fantasy film directed by Glen Keane and John Kahrs. Mostly, it’s like, why not? People didn’t know exactly where to place me. I think now because we are starting to be more true to the characters, casting people who are actually Chinese speaking and etc. When I’m watching movies, like Tigertail — it’s just one of my favorite movies of the year — it’s so beautiful. When is Over the Moon released in cinemas? I went to Duke undergrad, and when we had booked Margaret as our headliner comic. It’s exactly what Phillipa said — it’s really important to just be able to trust that the story is true so that people can relate to it. In 2018, legendary Disney animator Glen Keane won an Academy Award with the late Kobe Bryant for their animated short film Dear Basketball. There’s no way that I’m ever going to be able to see a performance like that. All parts of yourself are all encompassing. Movie Released in 2020 #33. But listening to Glen and our creative team talk about animation, I just felt like I now understood so much more about this section of the industry. And it’s so beautiful. Cathy, what was it like working with this all-star Asian American cast in one of your first feature-length films? The fact that the all Asian cast that we have voicing the movie ... it’s important that we are able to see that. Soo: It’s such a tricky conversation to have with one’s self, let alone with other people. Despite elements of “Wizard of Oz” blended with “Up,” this CG-animated musical packs enough charm and catchy tunes that’ll cater to the core demographic but give adults something to latch onto. I thought the end product as a whole was just so not only impressive, but so moving. Jeong: Guys, we really need to get in front of these Gobi gummies. That’s kinda the only reason for me, I mean, everyone else might have other reasons. But I’ve always just seen it is not one, not the other, but all of it. BD Wong, Ming Na Wen, Kelly Hu. Fei Fei's family joins them for the Moon Festival celebration, and she remembers her mother. You don’t have to worry about that, when you bring in a cast of Asian actors, when you’re making sure that the creative team has done their due diligence. Now Keane makes his feature film directorial debut with the animated musical adventure Over the Moon, which debuts Friday on Netflix.And it could send him to the Oscars yet again. That definitely inspired me and I’m sure thousands, if not millions of other young Asian women in the world. Everybody from Crazy Rich Asians. 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