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Onward
Onward poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byDan Scanlon
Produced byKori Rae
Written by
  • Dan Scanlon
  • C. S. Anderson
Starring
Music by
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Onward is an upcoming American computer-animated urban fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is directed by Dan Scanlon, produced by Kori Rae, and stars the main voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer.[2] The film is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020.

Premise

The film is set in a magical world populated with elves, trolls, mermaids, centaurs, fauns, satyrs, gnomes, sprites, goblins and all other mystical creatures.[3] This world, however, where fairy tale was once the reality, is losing its sense of magic.[4] Its inhabitants use machines such as mobile phones and cars instead of magic.[5] Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic in the world in order to spend one day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.[2][3]

Voice cast

Production

Development

In July 2017, Pixar announced a "suburban fantasy world" film at the D23 Expo, with Scanlon directing and Rae producing.[2] The film is inspired by Scanlon's father's death when Scanlon and his brother were younger, and their relationship. Scanlon decided to write the story after hearing an audio clip of his father.[9] On December 12, 2018, the title was revealed, while C. S. Anderson was announced to be co-writing the script with Scanlon.[10]

Casting

On December 12, 2018, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer were announced as starring in the film.[11] While having recorded most of their lines separately, Holland and Pratt did some of their recording sessions together since, according to Scanlon, "they've worked together before and hung out together".[12]

Music

On April 16, 2019, Mychael and Jeff Danna, who previously composed the score for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, were revealed to be composing the film's score.[1]

Release

Onward is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[6]

Marketing

On May 29, 2019, two stills from the film, featuring Barley, Ian and their mother, were revealed. The following day, the film's teaser poster was released, and the teaser trailer debuted during ABC's broadcast of the 2019 NBA Finals.[13] The trailer was also shown with Toy Story 4.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Mychael & Jeff Danna to Score Pixar's 'Onward' - Film Music Reporter". Archived from the original on April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Variety staff (July 14, 2017). "D23: Pixar Announces Untitled Quest Movie Set in 'Suburban Fantasy World'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on July 15, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sherlock, Ben (June 14, 2019). "Everything We Know (So Far) About Pixar's Onward". ScreenRant. Archived from the original on July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Nash, Brad (June 3, 2019). "With Onward, Pixar Once Again Wants To Help Us Find Magic In Our Everyday Lives". GQ. Archived from the original on July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Radulovic, Petrana (December 12, 2018). "Pixar's latest original feature is titled Onward". Polygon. Archived from the original on May 19, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e McNary, Dave (December 12, 2018). "Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer to Voice Pixar's 'Onward'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Pixar Post. "Breaking: First Look at Characters Ian and Barley Lightfoot from Pixar's Suburban Fantasy Film, 'Onward' (In Theaters March 6, 2020)". Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  8. ^ a b White, James (August 25, 2019). "D23: Pixar Brings New Onward Clips". Empire. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Bell, Crystal (July 17, 2017). "Pixar's New 'Suburban Fantasy' Sounds Like A Real Tearjerker". MTV News. MTV. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  10. ^ Weiss, Josh (December 12, 2018). "Pixar Moves Forward with Suburban Fantasy Film 'Onward'; Cast Includes Chris Pratt, Tom Holland". Syfy. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Archived from the original on December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 12, 2018). "Pixar's 'Onward' To Star Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Octavia Spencer". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Falcone, Dana Rose (May 29, 2019). "See Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Tom Holland as Elves in Disney-Pixar's Onward: First Look!". People. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  13. ^ Haring, Bruce (May 30, 2019). "Disney/Pixar 'Onward' Bows First-Look Trailer During NBA Finals Game 1". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 31, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.

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