The combo of inspired MARIO GALAXY like background design by legendary Glen Keane and the heartfelt voice acting send OVER THE MOON into orbit, itโ€™s just a shame that the flat musical numbers and poor story structure donโ€™t let it truly defy gravity.

OVER THE MOONโ€™s celebration of Chinese culture and breathtaking food animation that audiences can virtually taste make it deserve the biggest viewing experience possible…but please be COVID safe. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Side note: Here is a quote on COVID from Glen Keane in an interview by Brad “IRON GIANT” Bird that perfectly captures loss depicted in the film:

โ€œI just wish life would go back to the way it was. You donโ€™t go back, you come out the other side. Richer, fuller, stronger. I want to live creatively without walls. I want to be able to just connect creatively with everyone in the world. I have a feeling that what we are going too experience is a window to the world because of this – and I am going to lean into that.โ€

From his character design on all the Disney Classics, Kobe Bryant’s Oscar winning short and now OVER THE MOON – I cannot wait to see what Glen Keane leans into create next.

It is available for blast off on Netflix.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. Heโ€™s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud stepparent and dad joke enthusiast.

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