Pixar Animation Studios announced their next original film, “Onward,” arrives in theaters on March 6, 2020.
Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Tom Holland (“Spiderman: Homecoming”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”) lend their voices to the new feature film. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
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The movie is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s “Monsters University.” According to Scanlon, the movie was inspired by his own life. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” he said. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”
According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help bring key characters to life.
- “Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humor to his character,” said Rae.
- “Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” said Scanlon.
- “There is no one funnier than Julia,” said Scanlon, “but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.”
- “Octavia can do it all,” said Rae. “We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character.”
The movie was discussed at D23 Expo 2017 as an untitled project, and Scanlon said the world will be populated with elves, trolls, sprites, centaurs, and other magical creatures. Unicorns are also included, according to Polygon, but they’ll be “annoying, trash-eating pests, like raccoons or possums.”
You can look forward to “Onward” in 2020, and in the meantime, we have Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” hitting theaters in 2019.