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    Fei Fei 

Voiced by: Cathy Ang

A brainy young girl who clings to the legend of Chang'e in parallel to her need to never replace her deceased mother.


  • The Ace: She's at the top of her class and she's smart enough to engineer an almost-working rocket.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: In an anguished wish she plans the revelation of Chang'e being real would cease her father's remarrying.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Stunted maturity by trauma aside, Fei Fei is genuinely adept at the practical science of building a maglev-propelled rocket, or at least what could be a slick go-kart.
  • Asian and Nerdy
  • I Miss Mom: Her grief over the loss of her mother is what drives all her actions. She becomes convinced if she can prove Chang'e exists, then her father with "remember" her mother and not marry Ms. Zhong.
  • Important Haircut: The reason behind Fei Fei's shredded hair. Ma Ma used to comb her hair, so Fei Fei chopped it off in grief when she died.
  • MacGyvering: Her rocket is made out of random stuff she picks up around town, with the most "machine" like bits identifiable being old car doors, parts of washing machine, and a video game controller.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her mother's scarf with Chang'e's image on it.
  • Wrench Wench: How many kids do you know who can build a working rocket?
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    Chin 

Voiced by: Robert G. Chiu

The energetic eight-year old son of Baba's fiancée who is determined to be Fei Fei's brother.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: His enthusiasm and eccentricities cause Fei Fei's think of him as one.
  • Big Sister Worship: He really admires Fei Fei and is always trying to impress her even before they become siblings.
  • Catchphrase: Chin shouts "No barriers!" whenever he tries to use his "superpower".
  • Cheerful Child: Chin is very hyperactive and positive, and even after Fei Fei breaks his heart by claiming she'll never be his sister he quicly rallies to get the picture in order to help her anyway.
  • Children Are Innocent: Doesn't catch on to Fei Fei's dislike of him until she spells it out, having blamed her being annoyed by him on normal sibling feelings. Also is stunned that despite winning his ping pong game against Chang'e she won't give him what she promised.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: One of his many quirks is he thinks he can run through walls. He later decides his hyperactivity and ability to be annoying is another superpower when battling Chang'e. His mother and Fei Fei's father both mostly put this on him being eight and high energy, while Fei Fei is initially less charitable and thinks he's nuts.
  • Determinator: He will do anything for Fei Fei, whether it's winning a very rigged game of zero gravity ping pong or running into a magic door for hours.
  • Little Stowaway: Chin comes along on Fei Fei's adventure to the Moon when he sneaks aboard her rocket.
  • The Load: Literally early in the film, the rocket nearly crashes because Fei Fei didn't know he was on it and to calculate for his and his frog's weight. If Lunaria hadn't caught them in the tractor beam, they could have died in the first third of the film. He grows out of it.
  • The Power of Love: Sincerely believes his superpowers will activate to help him help Fei Fei on the moon. When it comes to the Room of Exquisite Sadness, he's right.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Despite being so positive and cheerful, he gives a devastating one to Chang'e about the alternate version of her story where she selfishly hoarded immortality during their ping pong match.

    Bungee 

Fei Fei's ever loyal pet rabbit.


  • Bunnies for Cuteness : A chubby, fluffy rabbit with thick lashes over big blue eyes.
  • Cowardly Lion: Bungee is understandably scared during the first half of the movie. She's an intelligent bunny but still a sheltered pet. She does brave going in a rocket out of loyalty to Fei Fei but she's not keen to join Chin in a fight with palace guards, until her Deadly Upgrade.
  • Deadly Upgrade\: Jade's magic potion splashing on Bungee gives her laser-shooting ears. She loves using them to help her friends.
  • I Choose to Stay: With Fei Fei's blessing, Bungee decides to stay in Lunaria having fallen for Jade.
  • Love at First Sight: She's amazed at the first sight of Jade Rabbit deejaying Chang'e's concert.
  • Moon Rabbit: Stays on Lunaria to be with Jade on the moon.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Indigo even.
  • Non-Standard Kiss: Gives a nose-nuzzle to Jade after his potion grants her ears magic laser-powers.
  • Righteous Rabbit: Bungee chooses to comfort Chin after Fei Fei hurts his feelings, leaving Fei Fei to find the gift on hr own.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has thick black eyelashes, as if someone put mascara on this rabbit.
  • The Voiceless: She doesn't talk.
  • White Bunny: Self-explanatory.

    Ba Ba 

Voiced by: John Cho


  • No Name Given: We don't learn his name.
  • Parent with New Paramour: The story kicks off because Fei Fei isn't ready to accept that her father wants to move on from her late mother.
  • Second Love: It's implied he is this for Ms. Zhong, as she already has her own kid.

    Ma Ma 

Voiced by: Ruthie Ann Miles


    Ms. Zhong 

Voiced by: Sandra Oh


  • Famous Ancestor: Claims her family is related to Houyi, Chang'e's husband. It's implied that either she or Chin (as descendants of Houyi) put the mooncake with "The Gift" in Fei Fei's backpack.
  • Good Stepmother: Shows potential to be one. She's never anything but kind and patient with Fei Fei and geuinely tries to fit in with the family at dinner.
  • Second Love: For Ba Ba.
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    Others 

Other members of Fei Fei's family who show up for the Mid-Autumn Festival dinners.


  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe. Two of Fei Fei's aunts debate which version of Chang'e and Houyi's story is actually "real". One aunt says Chang'e actually took both immortality pills on purpose and is happily living on the moon with a rabbit instead of a husband.
  • Not So Different: Grandfather's muttering of crab facts is very similar to Fei Fei's tendency to spout facts about the moon.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Fei Fei's grandfather wanders around the kitchen during dinner spouting random facts about crabs.

Lunaria

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    Chang'e 
Voiced by: Phillipa Soo
The Goddess of the Moon with a legendary sad love story.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When Fei Fei meets her she is not like what the girl expected. She starts off haughty and proud, treating Fei Fei and her friends coldly and demanding "The Gift" without explaining what it is. By the end of the movie she is revealed to be struggling with her own grief and she becomes friendly toward Fei Fei.
  • Deity of Human Origin: She became immortal by taking a magic potion.
  • The Fashionista: She has an Unlimited Wardrobe and wears costumes by real life designer Guo Pei.
  • Fisher King: She created Lunaria and her emotions affect everything there, i.e. anger causes meteor showers, grief causes all lights to go dark.
  • Idol Singer: Three-thousand years old and still keeping up with what the kids like.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Has a very undignified breakdown at one point and ruins her makeup.
  • Necromantic: Non-villainous example. She needs The Gift to bring Houyi back to life.
  • One True Love: To Houyi.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: A particularly painful example—after her brief reunion with him, she tearfully cries out "Please don't leave me again!" to Houyi as he starts to fade.
  • The Prima Donna: In the centuries since her arrival on the moon, she's reinvented herself as a somewhat self-centered pop-star.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is really long. It's especially noticeable in scenes where she just wears it down.
  • Shadow Archetype: Chang'e's tragic and ultimately hopeless quest to reunite with Houyi embodies how Fei Fei will turn out if she doesn't accept the loss of her mother.
  • She's Got Legs: Her legs are very long and some of her outfits really show them off.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's a very tall woman, thanks in no small part to her incredibly long legs. It seems becoming an immortal Moon Goddess has given her height, because her later transformation into her mortal form gives her a much more "human" height.
  • Swiss Army Tears: She created the Lunarians with her tears, and makes new ones any time she cries.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Becoming immortal caused her to float away from her lover Houyi and become trapped on the moon. Houyi remained mortal and eventually died, leaving Chang'e to keep waiting in vain for him for thousands of years.

    Jade 

The confidant of Chang'e and a supremely powerful alchemist.


  • Alchemy Is Magic: His "potions" can do marvelous magical things, but still need the right ingredients to do so.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife : His fur is green and has purple eyes.
  • The Confidant: Chang'e is affectionate towards only Jade and also pulls him into a hug when she's sobbing.
  • Eyes Always Averted: He's bashful first meeting Bungee.
  • Magic Kiss: Bungee rubbing her nose against his creates an ingredient Jade needed for his potion to bring back Chang'e's lost love.
  • Moon Rabbit: For the last three thousand years or so.
  • Nervous Wreck: The pressure to provide potions for Chang'e has him tug his ears. After meeting Bungee he's noticeably more chipper.
  • The Voiceless: Like Bungee, has no lines. He communicates solely through expressions.
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    Gobi 
Voiced by: Ken Jeong
Exiled denizen of Luneria and Chang'e's former adviser.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Possibly due to his long exile, but he's a scatterbrained chatterbox.
  • The Exile: Was kicked out of Lunaria because he sang a song to Chang'e about moving on from grief.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He has a long tongue which he uses for many purposes, such as lassoing a giant moon frog and grabbing onto a fleeing hover-bike.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Gobi is a Lunarian modeled after a pangolin.

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    Houyi 
Voiced by: Conrad Ricamora
The one true love and husband of Chang'e.
  • Archer Archetype
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: While never mentioned in the movie, in the legend, Houyi was responsible for shooting down the nine suns that were overheating the Earth, leaving behind only one sun.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Houyi would rather Chang'e move on from him than waste eternity trying to bring him back.
  • Mortality Ensues: When Chang'e took both potions, not only was his lover trapped on the moon forever, but he also lost the chance to be immortal with her.
  • One True Love: To Chang'e
  • Posthumous Character: Died thousands of years ago on Earth prior to the events in this movie. For a brief moment, he reunites with Chang'e. As he fades away, he tells Chang'e that she has to move on.
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