Director: Glen Keane
Rated: PG (For mild action and some thematic elements)
It is, at the end of the day, a test movie for Glen Keane. A chance to give the man behind the drawing board a chance behind the camera, and he has made a serviceable film. Not a great one. Certainly not a classic. Most will probably forget it if I am being complete honest with myself. But it is a nice film. It does have some genuine heart to it. It shows the potential of Keane as not only a great animator, but a great director to boot. Since it won’t have to be measured by box office numbers or any other arbitrary financial needs like that, I suspect Netflix will give Keane another movie to direct at some point. They will give him a second chance, and I believe he will be more than ready to tackle the challenge the next time through and potentially make a classic! “Over the Moon” is merely serviceable, but I suppose that’s okay; it’s on Netflix, after all.
Parents, there is some scenes that deal frankly with death, but in a tasteful way. Recommended for ages 7 and up.