Pixar’s newest original film has been announced as Onward and will feature the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. The animated film will be directed by Monsters University‘s Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae.
Onward is set in a suburban fantasy world and introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”
According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled their dream voice cast to bring their 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.”
Pixar’s next film to hit theaters is Toy Story 4 on June 21. 2019. Onward is set for release on March 6, 2020.