Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

  • Directed by Glen Keane, John Kahrs
  • Starring Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Kimiko Glenn, John Cho
  • China / USA | 95mins | 2020 | rated (U)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 35m

A fresh animated musical featuring voices from Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, John Cho and Hamilton’s Philippa Soo.

Fuelled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl called Chang’e (Soo) 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 legendary Oscar-winning Filmmaker and Animator, Glen Keane (Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled) and co-director John Kahrs (Wreck-It Ralph, Ratatouille, Cars).

There's been a shortage of well-made family films of late and Over the Moon plugs that gap rather nicely with its plucky kids and cute creatures – including a rabbit called Bungee and a Ken Jeong-voiced green moon dog.

There is enough loveliness and class acts in the cast to impress adults and it will certainly enchant kids. And a bit of familiarity is no bad thing, especially when it features in a film that is otherwise so finessed.