Get Ready To Fly Over The Moon

Netflix's next big animated movie is a musical called Over The Moon. We recently had the honor of screening the movie and participating in a virtual round table with some of the cast.  The cast is amazing and the movie is about family, love, determination and following your dreams.  We loved the entire movie and highly recommend it. It is a must see!  Get ready to to fly Over The Moon tomorrow, October 23rd.

I am so excited to share that Netflix kicked off “Build Your Dreams Week” in celebration of the release of its newest animated feature film event, Over The Moon. Families can visit to learn more about Build Your Dreams Week! It's a 5-day activity series leading up to the premiere of the movie featuring fun activities for kids and adults inspired by the movie. Download activity sheets and more!

Monday, October 19 - Creating Characters with Director Glen Keane
Tuesday, October 20 - Serenade the Moon with Phillipa Soo and Cathy Ang
Wednesday, October 21 - Build a Rocket to the Moon with Cathy Ang and Toys & Colors
Thursday, October 22 - What’s Your Story with Ken Jeong, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Glen Keane
Friday, October 23 - A Rocket-Fueled Pajama Viewing Party

Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl, Fei Fei 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. 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 movie also deals with Fei Fei losing her mother, her father starting a new relationship and gaining a new sibling. The film stars Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Robert G. Chiu, Margaret Cho, and Kimiko Glenn.

I loved this movie for so many reasons.  I love movies that teach my children lessons and open their minds to new cultures and things they may not know, like moon cakes, Chinese culture, The Mid Autumn Festival, and so much more.  I want my kids to learn about different cultures and parts of the world and I am so happy Over The Moon brought up these discussions and I feel like we learned so much watching this movie.

Recently I was able to chat with Margaret Cho and Ken Jeong.  I know, a total pinch me moment.  I got to ask them questions about the movie and hear all the wonderful things they wanted to share about making the movie and being part of such a beautiful film.  Margot Cho thought making the entire movie was beautiful and emotional.  Ken Jeong even cried doing the voiceover scene towards the end of the movie with his character Gobi and Fei Fei.  

I love how Margot Cho explained why it is important to see this movie, "Well, I think it is really about diversity and it's really about showing this multicultural sort of landscape where we have this kind of sharing of all of these traditions and, you know, making it part of what holidays are all over the world. And also, what it an Asia America looks like."  The film is beautifully made with a wonderful story about following your dreams and the importance of family.  I loved being able to chat with Margot and Ken and how much more challenging it is to do voiceover than filming movies or television shows.  I think it is amazing to see a strong female character as the lead role and she wants to get to the moon and she does!  It teaches our young generation today that they can do anything if they put their minds to it and just try! 

We have been so blessed with all of the fun promotional packages that have arrived this week for the movie.  The kids have been so excited.  It has been a very special treat for such an amazing movie.

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