Over the Moon
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"Over the Moon" Live Chat

February 10, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

Meet the star and creators of Netflix's hit animated musical about a young girl who builds a rocket to meet the legendary moon goddess.


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Launch into a brave new world with actor/singer Cathy Ang (Fei Fei), producer Peilin Chou and composer Marjorie Duffield as they take us behind the scenes of this landmark animated musical adventure. Co-hosted by Naomi Lam '21. You can join this live conversation with questions and comments via YouTube.

And kids have a special opportunity to submit a question via video! You can ask a question related to the movie such as what it's like to work on an animated film, how the creators came up with the songs and fun facts about the characters. Record a 10–15 second video asking your question and submit it by 8 pm ET on Sunday, February 7th. If selected, we'll play your video during the show and the guests will respond live! For further instructions and to submit your video, please email Education and Engagement Manager Ally Tufenkjian at ally.s.tufenkjian@dartmouth.edu  

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Cathy Ang (Lead Voice Actor) is a Chinese-Filipina actress and singer. Studying musical theater in college, her professional credits include numerous plays and TV/films. A sci-fi fan, some of Cathy's favorite animated movies are Mulan, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Inside Out.

Peilin Chou, P.G.A. (Producer) is the Creative Officer for Pearl Studio and a producer for Netflix Animation whose career in content creation spans 20+ years encompassing the realms of film, television and theater at Disney and Dreamworks.

Marjorie Duffield (Songwriter) is a lyricist, playwright and screenwriter. She wrote Betterthandead, a feature-length film and episodes of the TV series Caged. Her extensive theater credits include Ice Island: The Wait for Shackleton and In the Lake of Fire.

Naomi Lam '21 (Co-host) is a history and theater double major. She's interested in playwriting and her most recent work, Spaceship 99, was produced last summer.

About Over the Moon

Fueled by memories of her mother, resourceful 14-year-old Fei Fei (Cathy Ang) builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess. With an all-star, all-Asian voice cast (including Phillipa Soo, John Cho, Sandra Oh and Margaret Cho), Moon celebrates Chinese culture as no mainstream American toon — not even Mulan — has before. Animation legend Glen Keane (creator of Ariel, Aladdin and the Beast) makes his long-overdue feature directing debut with this incandescent Chinese-American co-production. Not surprisingly, the visuals are gorgeous, mind-blowing, nearly everything (and everyone) in the moon world of Lunaria seems to glow with an intense inner light. With Moon, Netflix enters the major league animation game with this ambitious outer-space fantasy musical that today's kids will hold as a generational touchstone. D: Glen Keane, US/China, 2020, 1h40m

Programmed in celebration of the Lunar New Year

Funded in part by the Chandler Distinguished Lecturer Fund

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