Disney Animator Glen Keane to Direct Netflix’s Over the Moon

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Disney Animator Glen Keane to Direct Netflix's Over the Moon

Disney animator Glen Keane to direct Netflix’s Over the Moon

Legendary Academy Award-nominated animator Glen Keane will direct Pearl Studio’s Over the Moon as a world premiere animated movie solely for Netflix, it was collectively introduced immediately by Peilin Chou, Chief Inventive Officer of Pearl Studio and Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Children & Household for Netflix. Take a look at images in our gallery under!

Over the Moon is an animated musical journey characteristic movie a couple of lady who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the moon in hopes of assembly a legendary Moon Goddess. The movie might be launched in 2020, theatrically in China, and to Netflix members all over the world.

Keane most just lately directed the acclaimed Academy Award-nominated animated quick movie Pricey Basketball, which gained Greatest Animated Quick this previous weekend on the 45th Annual Annie Awards honoring the most effective in Animation. He’s a multi-award successful distinguished veteran of Walt Disney Characteristic Animation who skilled below Walt Disney’s legendary 9 Previous Males. He’s thought of some of the essential inventive forces in modern animation and was the lead animator who dropped at life lots of the most beloved fashionable traditional Disney characters, corresponding to Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the title characters in Pocahontas, Aladdin and Tarzan, in addition to the Beast in Magnificence and the Beast, together with Rapunzel and numerous others. His debut work as an animator was featured in The Rescuers for the characters of Bernard and Penny, alongside the famed Ollie Johnston. He animated Elliott the Dragon in Pete’s Dragon and was chargeable for the climactic bear showdown in The Fox and the Hound. His profession has been each profound and prestigious. In 2012, he left Disney to kind Glen Keane Productions as a method to additional his creative explorations in animation, design, and movie.

For Over the Moon, he’ll carry his appreciable expertise, artistry and expertise to this modern-day retelling of the traditional Chinese language fantasy. The movie is written by Audrey Wells (Shall We Dance, Underneath the Tuscan Solar), produced by Gennie Rim (Pricey Basketball, Duet) and govt produced by Janet Yang (Pleasure Luck Membership, Individuals Vs Larry Flynt). Songs might be written by Christopher Curtis (“Chaplin: The Musical”), Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park (KPop).

“I am powerfully drawn to characters who believe the impossible is possible,” mentioned Keane. “’Over the Moon’ has just such a heroine as its centerpiece. The compelling script by Audrey Wells has tremendous heart and humor that called to me and I had to respond. I’m honored to bring this story to life alongside my producer Gennie Rim. We are both looking forward to creating a wonderful film and partnership with Melissa Cobb at Netflix and Peilin Chou at Pearl Studio.”

“Glen Keane is one of the most beloved and respected animation talents in the world,” mentioned Peilin Chou, Chief Inventive Officer for Pearl Studio. “His contributions to the art form are legendary and as Pearl Studio launches our operations, I can not imagine a more exciting or important director to bring the enormous scope, truth and soul of ‘Over the Moon’ to life. We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with Glen and Netflix on the creation of this beautiful and enchanting film.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the brilliant Glen Keane, one of the most creative and visionary directors working in animation, and the team at Pearl Studio on the magical ‘Over the Moon,’” mentioned Cobb. “Full of imagination and adventure, and set against a visually stunning backdrop that only Keane and writer Audrey Wells and their teams could create, we know ‘Over the Moon’ will fascinate and inspire our Netflix members around the world.”

Pearl Studio is likely one of the world’s main creators of animated leisure for the worldwide household market and is at the moment in manufacturing on Everest, to be launched worldwide by means of Common Photos in 2019. Inside China, it is going to be distributed by Pearl Studio. Headquartered in Shanghai with branches in New York and Los Angeles, the studio is backed by CMC Capital Companions-led consortium. Pearl Studio is concentrated on Animation Movie Manufacturing, Copyright Operations, Ancillary Companies (Merchandising, Joint Promotion, Interactive Leisure and Location Primarily based Leisure) and Digital Content material. The corporate was beforehand operated as a Joint Enterprise often known as Oriental DreamWorks, which co-produced the primary American-Chinese language animated co-production Kung Fu Panda, which generated greater than $500M in Worldwide Field Workplace revenues and was some of the profitable animated movies ever launched in China.

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