November 16, 2020 — In this first program from the 11th annual U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit, producer Peilin Chou and actor Cathy Ang discuss the significance of Netflix's Over the Moon in advancing diversity in Hollywood, and how a musical adventure blending Chinese mythology and childhood fantasy resonated so much with a global audience. Released on October 23, Over the Moon is the first animated film backed by a major Hollywood studio to feature an entirely Asian cast. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker and animator Glen Keane and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, the film represents the growing influence of Asian American storytelling in Hollywood.
This session was moderated by Janet Yang, Over the Moon executive producer and chair of the U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit. Yang took a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how this most unlikely movie got made and rose to #1 on Netflix on its opening weekend. (58 min. 16 sec.)