Pixar’s “Onward” Will Leave Grown Men In Tears, According To Chris Pratt

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Disney movies, especially Pixar films, are known for leaving the audience in tears. It is an ongoing “joke” that if you are planning on seeing a Disney Pixar movie, you have to bring a box of tissues along — and it’s 100% true!

From the famous Disney Pixar scene of Carl losing his beloved wife, Ellie in Up to the emotional loss of Bing-Bong in Inside Out. And who could forget about the scene where we almost lost all of our toy friends in Toy Story 3 (or when Andy had to leave for college).

Well now, it looks like we will be getting yet another emotional Pixar movie when the Disney Pixar film Onwardhits theaters next month.

According to Chris Pratt, who stars in the upcoming film, it will bring “a lot of grown man tears”.

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Pratt’s full tweet reads “I can attest! I took about 20 people to a screening-half of them children. Everybody left saying it was their favorite movie ever. Lot of grown man tears. You have made something so very special. Cannot wait for the rest of the world to see your story. Really proud of this one!”

The Story Behind The Story

Director Dan Scanlon spoke to ComicBook earlier this year about the premise of the film. Here is what he had to say:

“The story is inspired by my own relationship with my brother and our connection with our dad who passed away when I was about a year old. He’s always been a mystery to us. A family member sent us a tape recording of him saying just two words: ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye.’ Two words. But to my brother and me — it was magic,” the director revealed.”

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“That’s where the idea of magic came from. We thought, ‘Well, we need to make a movie where that could be possible.’ And then the idea was, ‘I don’t want to make a period piece in a fantasy world, I wouldn’t feel as close to that,’ and then thought, ‘Well, why can’t it be modern and be a fantasy magical place?’ And that led to the humor of, ‘Well, that would be ridiculous and we could do all these gags.’ And then lastly they kind of came together when we realized well, ‘Ian is this character who is not living up to his full potential out of fear and comfort, not wanting to explore and take risks,’ and the world was kind of mirroring that, too.”

Barley Lightfoot Onward
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More About Disney Pixar’s Onward

Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus will all star in the highly anticipated upcoming Disney Pixar film Onward. The story is set to take place in a world much like our own, which will include cars, airplanes, lawnmowers and of course, smartphones. But though the world seems very similar to ours, there is still something a bit different.

The story will follow two teenage elf brothers, Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt) who have to set out on “an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”

The new Disney Pixar film, Onward, hits theaters on March 6th.

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