Egypt’s Carmen Soliman to sing Arabic version of theme song for new Netflix animation Over the Moon

Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Sep 2020

The song will be released on Friday and the Arabic version of the film will come out next month

Over the Moon
A still photo from the trailer of 'Over the Moon'

Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman has been unveiled as the singer of the Arabic version of Rocket to the Moon, the theme song of Netflix animated film Over the Moon.

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Glen Keane and written by Audrey Wells, the musical follows the adventures of a young girl who is passionate about science, and who builds a rocket ship to to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess.

"I have always been eager to participate in a special movie made by legendary animation creator Glen Keane," said Soliman.

The song will be released on digital platforms on Friday, while the movie will be available in both Egyptian Arabic dubbing and Modern Standard Arabic dubbing on Netflix on 23 October.

Produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, Over the Moon's English dubbing is done by Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong and John Cho, with songs created by Christopher Curtis (Chaplin), Marjorie Duffield, Helen Park, and Oscar winner Steven Price (Gravity), who composed the scores.

Soliman, 25, was recognised by the Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt for best voice at the age of 16, and went on to earn fame by reaching the final stages of Arab Idol.

She has since released dozens of successful music videos, performed concerts and taken part in major international advertisements.

Followed by over 4 million users on Facebook alone, Soliman's last single, Leena Raasa, was released in August and has since been viewed over 5 million times on YouTube.


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