OVER THE MOON

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

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.

Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou

“Over The Moon” getting nominated for Best Animated Feature is not a surprise. The surprise came when the film’s main song, “Rocket to the Moon,” was not selected. In a category with several expendable nominees, how could they overlook the best part of “Over The Moon?” With solid animation and a strong sense of character and nationality, the film does an excellent job of rivaling Pixar. The introduction and build-up of Fei Fei losing her mother and then engineering a way to get to the moon is animation filmmaking at its best. However, once she gets to the moon, the entire film derails with odd side characters and nothing much of substance. Even a commendable voice cast, including John Cho and Ken Jeong, can’t save the movie.

Having not seen “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmegeddon,” I cannot precisely place “Over The Moon” at the bottom of the pack. But I do know both Pixar films, and “Wolfwalkers” have a better chance of winning. And let’s be honest, nothing is going to beat “Soul.”

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Gennie Rim | Peilin Chou
— 1st time Nominees —

RELEASE DATE
October 23, 2020

DIRECTOR
Glen Keane

WRITTEN BY
Audrey Wells

STUDIO
Netflix Animation

PG
(for some thematic elements and mild action)

ANIMATION
ADVENTURE
COMEDY
FAMILY
FANTASY
MUSICAL
SCI-FI

100 minutes

COMPOSER
Steven Price

EDITOR
Edie Ichioka

CAST
Cathy Ang
Phillipa Soo
Ken Jeong
John Cho
Ruthie Ann Miles
Margaret Cho
Sandra Oh

PRODUCED BY
Gennie Rim
Peilin Chou

Viewing Information

93RD ACADEMY AWARDS | OSCARS CHALLENGE
APRIL 5, 2021
NETFLIX

FILMS LEFT

25

DAYS LEFT

20

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