Onward release date, cast, trailer, plot: When is Disney Pixar movie Onward out?
Onward is the lasted movie to come from Pixar Animation Studios. The movie stars Spider-Man’s Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, also of the Marvel world, as brothers who go on a special journey. Here is everything there is to know about the upcoming movie.
When is Onward released in movies?
The movie has already been shown at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Anima Brussels Animation Festival.
Onward will then be released all over the world from March 4, where it comes out in various European countries.
Tom Holland plays the main character Ian Lightfoot, a teenage elf, while Chris Pratt is Barley Lightfoot, Ian’s brother who longs for a magical quest.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Laurel Lightfoot, the widowed mother of Ian and Barley, and she voices her character alongside Octavia Spencer who plays Corey, a manticore restaurant owner who Ian and Barley go to for help on their quest.
Ali Wong plays Gore, a faun cop, alongside Lena Waithe as Specter, a cyclops cop, and Mel Rodriguez as Colt Bronco, a centaur cop and Laurel’s boyfriend.
Additional voices include Wilmer Valderrama, Tracey Ullman, Kyle Bornheimer, Dave Foley, George Psarras and John Ratzenberger.
Onward was written and directed by Dan Scanlon, with Jason Headley and Keith Bunin also working on the script.
The official synopsis from Pixar reads: “Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and 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.”
While there is very little information given about the story, the story sees the brother receive a gift from their father who died before Ian was born, and when Barley was too young to remember him.
They then find a special spell to bring their father back for one whole day – but in order to do that, they have to go on a special quest to complete their journey.
The trailer opens: “In times of old the world was full of wonder and magic. But times change.”
The elves and wizards move from an Arthurian time to the present day, where they live in suburbia doing exercise videos.
However, the teenage elves are given a gift fro their father – the chance to bring him back for one day – and go on a quest to do this after only creating his legs in their haphazard spell.
They come across flying unicorns who are not too friendly, punk pixies and some other pretty scary hazards.