Netflix has revealed the song Rocket to the Moon from the streaming service’s upcoming animated film Over the Moon, launching on October 23. Rocket to the Moon is sung by newcomer Cathy Ang, who brings the life of lead character Fei Fei to life.
You can watch the lyric video for the song and a behind-the-scenes “Making Of” featurette using the players below. One interesting fact? Ang nailed the song in her first take!
From Pearl Studio, Over the Moon was directed by Glen Keane (Dear Basketball) from a script by the late Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give).
The film is voiced by Cathy Ang, GRAMMY winner Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), newcomer Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians), John Cho (Searching), Ruthie Ann Miles (All Rise), Emmy nominee Margaret Cho, three-time SAG winner Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Artt Butler, and two-time Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Killing Eve).
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. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.
Over the Moon is an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination.
Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park are writing the songs and the film is scored by Oscar winner Steven Price (Gravity). Co-directing is Oscar winner John Kahrs (Paperman) and the producers are Gennie Rim (Dear Basketball) and Peilin Chou (Abominable). The executive producers are Janet Yang (The Joy Luck Club), Glen Keane, Ruigang Li, Frank Zhu, and Thomas Hui.
Cathy Ang voices Fei Fei, a bright young dreamer and lover of science. She believes anything is possible and her determination to prove that Chang’e exists takes her to the moon and back.
Hamilton star Phillipa Soo voices Chang’e, the legendary moon goddess herself. Despite being a larger-than-life diva and the source of all light on Lunaria, she still longs for Houyi, her one true love.
Ken Jeong voices Gobi, an endearing, but sometimes exasperating Lunarian who becomes an unexpected companion to Fei Fei on her adventure.
Robert G. Chiu voices Chin, Fei Fei’s rambunctious, high-energy brother-to-be. Though he can be annoying at times, he also believes in the impossible, just like Fei Fei.
John Cho voices Fei Fei’s Father, the proud owner of a mooncake shop and a man of science who approaches the world logically, though he can see the joy that the legend of Chang’e brings to Fei Fei and her mother.
Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles voices Fei Fei’s Mother, a warm and loving figure who leads with her heart and is inspired by Fei Fei’s imagination.
Sandra Oh voices Mrs. Zhong. Patient and understanding, Mrs. Zhong is Fei Fei’s future stepmother. She gives Fei Fei the room she needs to understand and work through her feelings.
Kimiko Glenn voices Auntie Mei, a romantic who loves the stories about Chang’e, while Margaret Cho voices Auntie Ling, who believes that the stories about Chang’e are nothing more than tall tales.
The characters also include Bungee, who was a gift from Mother and is Fei Fei’s most loyal (and adorable) companion — one who literally follows her to the ends of the Earth. Croak is Chin’s pet frog who, unlike his owner, remains fairly chill under most circumstances.
In addition to the Rocket to the Moon song, you can still watch the previously-released trailer below.