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Online Q&A: “Over the Moon” with Director Glen Keane and Special Guests

17 Nov
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

To participate in this week’s giveaway, please send your drawing to education@sffilm.org before 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 22. Two winners will be chosen at random by SFFILM Education staff, and will receive a signed drawing by Glen Keane and the gift of a 12-month SFFILM Family Membership! Submissions are open to anyone 18 and under.

Guests Expected

Director Glen Keane, producers Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, and actor Cathy Ang are expected for the online Q&A.


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. Directed by animation legend Glen Keane, and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, Over the Moon is an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination. The film stars Cathy Ang (Fei Fei), Phillipa Soo (Chang’e), Robert G. Chiu (Chin), Ken Jeong (Gobi), John Cho (Dad), Ruthie Ann Miles (Mom), Margaret Cho (Auntie Ling), Kimiko Glenn (Auntie Mei), Artt Butler (Uncle), Conrad Ricarmora (Hou-yi) and Sandra Oh (Mrs. Zhong).

Watch Over the Moon on Netflix then join us for a fun and educational Q&A to learn about the making of this visually stunning and moving animated musical adventure. Glen Keane will also be doing some live drawing that participants can follow along with at home.

Recommended for ages 6 and up. The film is rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic elements and mild action.

This special event, hosted by SFFILM Education, has been put together with children, parents, and teachers in mind. It is also free and open to the public. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A by sending in questions privately to our moderator.

Director Glen Keane

A 38-year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Glen Keane trained under Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Keane went on to create many beloved Disney characters such as the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, the Beast, Tarzan, and Rapunzel. In 2012, Keane departed Disney to begin Glen Keane Productions as a way to further his artistic explorations in animation, design, and film. He has since gone on to collaborate with Google and the Paris Ballet. He recently directed and animated the Academy Award-winning animated film Dear Basketball, in collaboration with legends Kobe Bryant and John Williams.

Actor Cathy Ang

Cathy Ang is a Chinese-Filipina actor and singer. She began musical theatre in college, and has always dreamed of working in animation. Some of her favorite animated movies are Mulan, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Inside Out. She’s also a die-hard Steven Universe and Adventure Time fan. She is incredibly proud and thankful to be part of Over the Moon. She is fascinated by space, but sadly lacks Fei Fei’s aerospace engineering skills. Instead, Cathy is a huge sci-fi enthusiast. She’s also a music nerd, loves being around water, and would cook for her friends every day if someone washed the dishes for her. Cathy was last seen playing Claire in Maybe Happy Ending at Alliance Theatre. She is also a member of Michael Arden’s new socially-distanced immersive theatre company, The Forest of Arden. Other credits include KPOP (Ars Nova), The Undesirables (Eugene O’Neill), Riot Antigone (La MaMa), and We Are the Tigers (Theatre 80).

Producer Gennie Rim

Gennie Rim is an Emmy award-winning producer whose career in animation spans 20+ years. She has worked at Pixar and Disney on various films such as The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and Up. After leaving Disney, she produced several independent and commercial projects including the Academy Award-winning animated short Dear Basketball with Glen Keane and the late Kobe Bryant. Gennie is currently executive producing the animated preschool series Trash Truck for Netflix and the feature animated musical adventure Over the Moon alongside director Glen Keane.

Producer Peilin Chou

Peilin Chou is a Producer for Netflix Animation whose career in content creation spans 20+ years encompassing the realms of film, television, and theater. As Chief Creative Officer of Pearl Studio, Peilin produced Pearl Studio’s first original film Abominable, a co-production with DreamWorks Animation, which opened at #1 at the US box office in 2019. Peilin started her career at the Walt Disney Studios where she was part of the creative development team that oversaw dozens of feature films projects, of which two of her favorites are Mulan and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. Most recently, Peilin produced Over the Moon, an animated musical feature co-production with Pearl Studio and Netflix.