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UNIVERSE OF TWO Official Blog Tour

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Milla Vane Author Interview

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Milla Vane is an alternate name for author Meljean Brook.

Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing-and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her own.

Meljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.


What inspired you to pen your first novel?
Wonder Woman did! I’ve always loved fantasy, science fiction, and comic books — and I’ve always loved writing, but never thought that I’d really make a living at it. But there came a point in my life when I wasn’t really happy with the direction I’d chosen during and post-college, and I thought: I need to know if I can actually write something novel-length. At the time, I was also dabbling in some short superhero fanfiction. So I buckled down, decided to write a novel about Wonder Woman, Batman, and the rest of the Justice League just to see if I could…and I did.

Tell us your latest news.
Nothing too exciting! Like everyone else, I’ve been at home and social distancing…and writing the final book in the Gathering of Dragons trilogy.

Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
Is it fair to say “everything”? I’m one of those writers who sees something, hears something, reads something, and I lock ideas away in my head — and they stew together with all the other ideas, and finally turn into something I want to write. For this series, I think it’s easy to point to 80s fantasy movies, especially.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Not a one-time experience, but every time a reader emails to say that my work affected them in a positive and important way — I’m always humbled and touched and blown away.

What do you hope for readers to be thinking when they read your novel?
I hope they have a good time! I try to pack these books with emotion, but also try to make them as fun to read as they are to write. I’m so aware that readers have so many options when they decide to spend their money and time with my work, so I just want them to put it down feeling as if neither their time nor money was wasted.

In your new book; A TOUCH OF STONE AND SNOW, can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about it
This is the second book in the Gathering of Dragons trilogy. In the first book, A HEART OF BLOOD AND ASHES, we learn that the Destroyer is approaching the western realms, and the realms hope to build an alliance to stand against him. In this book, we see a few familiar faces from book one, but the main characters are completely new — and we’ll see how the alliance begins to come together.

For the romance, it’s a second chance story between a bastard prince and an exiled soldier. He’s a feral cinnamon roll, basically, and she’s bitter and angry because he’s the one who made certain she was exiled from her home — but she’s also been ordered by a goddess to protect him. So they have a lot of history to reconcile, and all the while they are on a journey to save their realm from a demon sorcerer.

What part of Lizzan and Aerax did you enjoy writing the most?

I loved how much they cared for each other, despite the bitter history between them. Lizzan is in a terrible emotional spot when they meet up again, and though she’s angry about what happened to her — and Aerax’s part in it — they can’t stop trying to help each other.

What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?
The next scene I need to write!

What was the best memory you ever had as a writer?
A few years back, I had a massive burnout. So finding my mojo again and finishing that book was simply incredible.

  • 1. Barbarians! If you enjoy Red Sonja or Conan, this is the kind of fantasy for you!
  • 2. The hero has a pet sabertooth cat!
  • 3. Dinosaurs! Because what’s a barbarian fantasy without giant reptiles?
  • 4. Warrior women! I love a girl with a sword, don’t you?
  • 5. It’s a second-chance romance with a feral hero who would do anything for the heroine!
  • 6. Sexy times! And sheer, unadulterated LONGING.
  • 7. The heroine is snarly on the outside and so softhearted on the inside (but she’ll still use that sword when she needs to.)
  • 8. Magic! It permeates much of the world, but is only used by a few…and usually to create threats for our heroine and hero to face.
  • 9. Alliances made and broken, and ancient secrets revealed!
  • 10. But seriously, the sabertooth cat is probably reason enough.

Milla Vane returns to a world of kings, magic, and passion in her exhilarating A Gathering of Dragons series, as a great alliance forms to stand against an evil warlord intent on their destruction.

Danger lurks in the western realms. The Destroyer’s imminent return has sent the realms into turmoil as desperate citizens seek refuge—but there’s no safety to be found when demons and wraiths crawl out from the shadows. Even Koth, a northern island kingdom left untouched by the Destroyer a generation past, is besieged by terrors spawned from corrupt magics.

When Lizzan leads the Kothan army against these terrors, only to see her soldiers massacred and to emerge as the only survivor, she is called a coward and a deserter. Shunned from her home, Lizzan now wanders in solitude as a mercenary for hire, until she encounters a group of warriors seeking new alliances with the northern kingdoms—a group that includes Aerax, the bastard prince of Koth, and the man who sent her into exile.

Though they were childhood friends, Aerax cannot allow himself to be close to the only woman who might thwart his treacherous plan to save their island realm. But when a goddess's demand binds them together, Lizzan and Aerax must find a way to overcome their painful pasts. Or there will be no future for the western realms...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Kerry Winfrey Author Interview

Photo Credit: Alex Winfrey

Kerry Winfrey is the author of WAITING FOR TOM HANKS, a romantic comedy from Berkley. The companion novel, NOT LIKE THE MOVIES, will be out on July 7th, 2020. She’s also the author of the YA novels LOVE AND OTHER ALIEN EXPERIENCES and THINGS JOLIE NEEDS TO DO BEFORE SHE BITES IT, both from Feiwel and Friends. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely baking a pie or watching far, far too many romantic comedies. She lives with her husband, son, and dog in the middle of Ohio.


Tell us about NOT LIKE THE MOVIES!
NOT LIKE THE MOVIES is about Chloe Sanderson, a woman who doesn’t believe in true love. She’s the sole caregiver for her father, who has Alzheimer's, and has no time—or interest—in getting swept up in some dazzling romance. Unfortunately, her best friend Annie literally wrote a rom-com that’s inspired by Chloe and her boss, and it’s about to premiere. Chloe’s life starts to become more and more like the rom-com she never wanted, but unlike Annie’s movie, Chloe isn't so sure her own story will end in a Happily Ever After.

What inspired you to pen this novel?
When I wrote my first adult rom-com, Waiting for Tom Hanks, the question I had in mind was, “What if your life wasn’t a rom-com, but you wanted it to be?” And with Not Like the Movies, I wanted to explore the opposite: “What if you don’t want your life to be a rom-com, but it kind of already is?”

Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
I’m an easily obsessed person and I’m inspired by a million different things every day, but my biggest inspiration is definitely film, specifically romantic comedies. I grew up rewatching my favorite rom-coms and their hope, optimism, and the idea that everyone deserves to be loved and accepted for who they are really influenced my own writing.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
This one’s easy: connecting with readers! I write to connect with people, and when readers reach out to say that they laughed, cried, or stayed up all night reading one of my books, that’s the absolute biggest reward I can possibly imagine getting from publishing.

What do you hope for readers to be thinking when they read your novel?
My ultimate goal with my books is simple: to make people happy. I want readers to feel hopeful and to know that no matter what they’re going through, they deserve love (whether that’s from a romantic partner or family or friends).

What part of Chloe and Nick did you enjoy writing the most?
I love their goofy arguments over music and other things that don’t really matter.

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
I would probably introduce Annie to Evie from Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters. They both know a lot about rom-coms, so they’d have plenty to talk about.

What event in your life would make a good movie?
My life is extremely unexciting (and that’s just the way I like it!), but when my husband proposed, he did it in a movie-worthy grand gesture: he built me a bookshelf and hid the ring in a secret compartment. Basically, he’s Bill Pullman in While You Were Sleeping.

What was the best memory you ever had as a writer?
Oh, this is a hard one because Waiting for Tom Hanks made just about all my author dreams come true. Probably getting my offer from Berkley and knowing that the book had a perfect home. But every event, every bookstore I’ve visited, every panel I’ve been on and reader I’ve met…those are all fantastic memories too.

Where can readers find you?
I’m on Twitter @KerryAnn, on Instagram @kerrywinfrey, and although I don’t update it anymore, my rom-com Tumblr is

  • 1. Chloe loves yacht rock, and that’s because it’s my favorite genre of music.
  • 2. But I also love Nick’s sad dude music.
  • 3. Chloe’s love of baking is inspired by my own quest to bake the perfect pie.
  • 4. Not Like the Movies and Waiting for Tom Hanks are set in German Village (a neighborhood in Columbus, OH) because it’s so picturesque and I always love when romantic comedies are set in cities other than New York.
  • 5. Chloe likes to watch old sitcoms when she’s sick, and I break out my boxed set of Three’s Company whenever I’m upset.
  • 6. A lot of people have compared Nick and Chloe’s relationship to Nick/Jess from New Girl and Luke/Lorelai from Gilmore Girls, and I love both of those shows so I’m always happy to hear the comparison!
  • 7. I tried to use as many of my favorite romance tropes as possible, including “there’s just one bed!”
  • 8. Chloe’s father has Alzheimer’s, which is a topic close to my heart. When we think about caregivers, we often think about parents taking care of children, but I wanted to shine a light on the people who are taking care of older family members. It’s a big, important responsibility.
  • 9. There’s probably more bowling in this book than you expect.
  • 10. Also more vomit. Sorry, but I can’t help it.

What happens when your life is a rom-com...but you don't even believe in true love?

Chloe Sanderson is an optimist, and not because her life is easy. As the sole caregiver for her father, who has early onset Alzheimer's, she's pretty much responsible for everything. She has no time—or interest—in getting swept up in some dazzling romance. Not like her best friend Annie, who literally wrote a rom-com that's about to premiere in theaters across America...and happens to be inspired by Chloe and Nick Velez, Chloe's cute but no-nonsense boss.

As the buzz for the movie grows, Chloe reads one too many listicles about why Nick is the perfect man, and now she can't see him as anything but Reason #2: The Scruffy-Bearded Hunk Who's Always There When You Need Him. But unlike the romance Annie has written for them, Chloe isn't so sure her own story will end in a Happily Ever After.

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Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (August 11, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765399512
ISBN-13: 978-0765399519


"Chasing Starlight dazzles with richly drawn characters, a breathtaking mystery, and a vivid 1930s Hollywood setting. Black masterfully evokes the glamour and darkness of a mesmerizing era steeped in secrets, lies, and dreams." ―Cat Winters author of The Raven's Tale

"Miss Fisher meets Tinseltown in this addictive mystery full of Old Hollywood glamour and slow-burn secrets. Chasing Starlight is the journey of aspiring-astronomer-turned-reluctant-sleuth Kate as she works not only to solve a murder but find her place in the world after a tumultuous past. Come for the gossipy glam of old Hollywood; stay for a cast of charmingly quirky characters and a mystery that will have you guessing until the end." ―McKelle George, author of Speak Easy, Speak Love

"Chasing Starlight is a mystery as alluring as old Hollywood itself―and fun! Teri Bailey Black’s story has a historical-yet-modern feel, and the setting is so creative and cinematic you’ll feel as if you’re sitting on a film set. With a cast of dream-chasers who showcase both the glamour and the grit, Chasing Starlight is delightful from the first scene to the last." ―Jodie Lynn Zdrok, author of Spectacle

“Black delivers an atmospheric mystery with cinematic flair that’s chock full of period detail, highlighting women’s roles in front of, and behind, the camera during Hollywood’s golden age. A captivating crowd pleaser.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“This complex tale featuring blossoming romance, an edge-of-your-seat murder, and a host of characters to love and hate is recommended for collections where mysteries are popular.” ―School Library Journal

“Entertainingly conveying the glitz of Kate’s Hollywood life and romantic interests, this breezy whodunit is a fun historical escape with satisfactory twists.” ―Publishers Weekly

“A thrillingly romantic dive into Old Hollywood that will appeal to cinema and history buffs alike.” ―Booklist

Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood! Teri Bailey Black's Chasing Starlight is a historical mystery from the award-winning author of the Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

1938. The Golden Age of Hollywood. Palm trees and movie stars. Film studios pumping out musicals, westerns, and gangster films at a furious pace. Everyone wants to be a star―except society girl and aspiring astronomer Kate Hildebrand, who’d rather study them in the night sky. She’s already famous after a childhood tragedy turned her into a newspaper headline. What she craves is stability.

But when Kate has to move to Hollywood to live with her washed-up silent film star grandfather, she walks into a murder scene and finds herself on the front page again. She suspects one of the young men boarding in her grandfather’s run-down mansion is the killer―maybe even her grandfather. She searches for clues.

Now, Kate must discover the killer while working on the set of a musical―and falling in love. Will her stars align so she can catch the murderer and live the dream in Old Hollywood? Or will she find that she's just chasing starlight?

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Teri Bailey Black is happiest when she's creating things, whether it's with words, fabric, or digging in the garden. Her debut novel, Girl at the Grave, won the Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and the Whitney Award for Best Debut and Best Young Adult Novel. Her second novel, Chasing Starlight, will be published June 2020. She and her husband have four children and live in Orange County, California.


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Sunday, July 5, 2020

IFC Midnight: Relic Trailer - Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote & Robyn Nevin

IFC Midnight invites you to preview RELIC, writer/director Natalie Erika James’ unforgettable and auspicious feature debut. When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin) inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family's decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay's concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she's been clashes with Sam's unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back. As Edna's behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. All three generations of women are brought together through trauma and a powerful sense of strength and loyalty to face the ultimate fear together. RELIC had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 to critical acclaim, praising the film as a fresh and terrifying twist on the notorious haunted-house tale.

Release Date: July 10, 2020 
In Theaters and also available On Demand/Digital Rental
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Director: Natalie Erika James
Writers: Natalie Erika James and Christian White
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin
Producers: Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker
Cinematographer: Charlie Sarroff
Executive Producers: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Todd Makurath, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Hu Junyi

Several years ago I took a trip back to Japan to see my grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It was a trip I’d kept delaying for one reason or another, and when I finally got around to seeing her, it turned out I’d left it too late – she didn’t recognize who I was. The guilt was hard to swallow. At a certain level, it felt worse than death - to see your loved one progressively lose parts of themselves, and slowly become a stranger.

The rural town where my grandmother lives is where I’d spent many of my summer holidays, attending the local primary school with my cousins. During that trip I observed how much the town had declined – all the younger generations choosing to relocate to the bigger cities, leaving an aging community behind. There were horror stories about elderly people being found dead in their homes well after the fact – neglected and forgotten, their children in distant towns, their bodies starting to deteriorate. I could think of nothing more heartbreaking.

It’s a combination of these things that became the starting point for Relic. Using a multigenerational story to create a character driven, emotionally resonant horror, I sought to explore the heartbreak and horrors of aged dementia, the importance of human connection and the shifting roles and dynamics within a family. Relic begins more firmly rooted in drama, and slowly devolves into a horror and genre space, mirroring Edna’s mental and physical deterioration.

Edna’s descent into the Other demonstrates that there are more horrific things than simply death. What’s worse is grieving for the loss of someone while they are still alive; it is the degradation of once brilliant minds, kind souls, and a treasured lifetime of memories; it is the feeling of becoming a stranger to the person who brought you into the world – these are the true terrors.

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“Terrifying, real and ultimately beautiful…it takes you from abject terror to utter tears.”  Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

“A horror movie about dementia that’s driven as much by love as dread.” Alison Willmore, Vulture

Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Its unique distribution model makes independent genre films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.

Some of the company’s successes have included Tom Six’s controversial horror trilogy THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller VENGEANCE, Brandon Cronenberg’s ANTIVIRAL, and the award-winning hit THE BABADOOK. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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Netflix: Unsolved Mysteries Official Trailer

The iconic series UNSOLVED MYSTERIES is back! Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery. From the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of ​ Stranger Things.   

The first six episodes of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES release globally on Netflix JULY 1, 2020
Executive Producers:
Cosgrove/Meurer Productions:
Terry Dunn Meurer, John Cosgrove, Robert M. Wise
21 Laps Entertainment:
Shawn Levy, Josh Barry
Directors of Volume 1:
Marcus A. Clarke: “Mystery on the Rooftop” “No Ride Home” “Berkshire’s UFO”
Jimmy Goldblum: “13 Minutes”
Clay Jeter:  “House of Terror” “Missing Witness”

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES evolved from three specials Cosgrove/Meurer Productions [CMP] produced for NBC in 1985 called ​ Missin g: Have You Seen This Person? ​When seven of those missing persons cases were solved as the result of viewer tips, we began wondering whether we could solve additional types of cases. We listed every category of mystery we could think of: murders, missing persons, wanted fugitives, UFOs and other paranormal stories, treasures, lost loves, robberies, home invasions, even unexplained creatures. That combination of stories became UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. 

 First NBC staggered seven UNSOLVED MYSTERIES specials across different days and time slots, with little publicity or promotion — still, the audience still found every installment and the ratings were great. The network debuted UNSOLVED MYSTERIES​ ​ as a ​ weekly ​ series in 1988, with 22-24 episodes per season. Back then, the internet didn’t exist, so we hired a clipping service to scour newspapers all over the country for mysteries with unique twists and turns. Once the series became very popular, fans began submitting their own mysteries, and our research team combed through huge bags of viewer mail. Law enforcement agencies also recognized the show’s success in solving cases, and started sending submissions. The hardest part of our job was selecting only four stories for each episode. There are an overwhelming number of unsolved mysteries in the world, and we wish we could solve them all. 

 We regarded UNSOLVED MYSTERIES as a “mystery” show, not a “true crime” show. When choosing cases, we’ve always looked for diversity in races, ages, locations and eras. We’ve covered such classic mysteries as Bigfoot, and high-profile, historic crimes ranging from the Black Dahlia murder to the Kennedy assassinations. 

Photo Credit: Unsolved Mysteries. Cr. Netflix/2020

CMP is proud that UNSOLVED MYSTERIES was the first television series to ask viewers to help solve actual mysteries — and the concept worked. At the end of each episode, we had a 1-800 number for viewers to call with tips. On the night of a broadcast, 30-40 operators were ready to take calls at our phone center, and law enforcement was usually on hand to vet leads when the phones lit up. Whenever a cluster of calls originated from a single region, that was a good sign that the case would be solved. Sometimes police even made an arrest the same night as the broadcast. One fugitive captured as the result of the series actually exclaimed, "UNSOLVED MYSTERIES! That's my favorite show,” as he was led away in handcuffs. 

We’ve seen how unanswered questions can haunt families and detectives for decades. People reach out to us because they appreciate the life-changing power of our show, and trust that we will present each case’s facts in an honest, balanced way. Thus far, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES has helped solve over 260 cases. Just this spring, our thorough research and record-keeping aided in solving a 30-year old case. It's gratifying to know we’ve had an impact on people’s lives. 

The cross-generational fan base for UNSOLVED MYSTERIES is amazing. We’ll hear from viewers ​— ​now in their 20s and 30s ​—​ who say, “I used to sneak episodes behind my parents’ backs when I was young.” Everyone seems to have a favorite segment that totally freaked them out. We’ve learned that audiences like to be scared, and real stories scare people. 

21 Laps Entertainment has been a great partner in our new venture, and we’re thrilled to have UNSOLVED MYSTERIES streaming in millions of homes on Netflix. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES will now be more interactive than ever. Members can press pause to study a photo or document. They can rewind and revisit case details at any time ​— options that weren’t available to our early followers. 

When an episode concludes, anyone with relevant information is directed to and, if applicable, a law enforcement agency. We’ve staffed up to ensure that leads are quickly passed to the appropriate parties. We know our loyal audience will miss host Robert Stack (1919 –2003) as much as we do, but we hope mystery lovers old and new will embrace this next chapter, knowing that no one could fill Bob’s shoes. 

Unsolved Mysteries, Mystery on the Rooftop. Maria, Rey’s father, Angel, 
Rey’s sister and Rey Rivera. C. Netflix/2020
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 158 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Netflix: Over The Moon Trailer - Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo & Robert G. Chiu

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, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Robert G. Chiu, Margaret Cho, and Kimiko Glenn.

Film Release Date: Fall 2020
Director: Oscar® winner Glen Keane (Dear Basketball)
Producers: Gennie Rim (Dear Basketball), Peilin Chou (Abominable)
Writer: Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give)
Co-Director: Oscar® winner John Kahrs (Paperman)
Executive Producers: Janet Yang (The Joy Luck Club), Glen Keane, Ruigang Li, Frank Zhu, Thomas Hui
Songs by: Christopher Curtis (Chaplin), Marjorie Duffield, Helen Park (KPOP)
Score by: Oscar® winner Steven Price (Gravity)

Cast: 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), and Sandra Oh (Mrs. Zhong)

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OVER THE MOON - (From Back Left Clockwise) "Grandma" (voiced by Irene Tsu), 
Grandpa, (voiced by Clem Chung), Auntie Mei, (voiced by Kimiko Glenn), 
Auntie Ling, (voiced by Margaret Cho), Uncle, (voiced by Artt Butler), 
Father, (voiced by John Cho), Fei Fei, (voiced by Cathy Ang), 
Mrs. Zhong, (voiced by Sandra Oh) and her son, Chin, (voiced by Robert G. Chiu). 

OVER THE MOON had been in development for over a year at Pearl before Wells broke the news to Chou that she was dying of cancer, and she didn’t know how much time she had left. Chou was visiting Los Angeles when Wells shared the devastating news. “She wanted me to know the script meant everything to her. That it was the love letter she’d be leaving behind to her daughter to help her carry forth in the world.” Wells implored Chou to do everything she could to get the film made. And, though Chou had already been in the process of looking for a director, the search suddenly became a mission of utmost determination.

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  • Newcomer 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.
  • Margaret Cho voices Auntie Ling, who believes that the stories about Chang’e are nothing more than tall tales.
  • Bungee 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.
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