Pixar will be returning to create an all new and original, what was called the Untitled Suburban Fantasy Adventure (teased during the D23 Expo in 2017). Now has an official title… Onward. Pixar has also announced its stacked voice cast.
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Holland (Spiderman: Homecoming), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) have all joined the cast.
Written and directed by Monsters University’s Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae (Up, Incredibles, Monsters Inc.) the film will revolve around two young elf boys whose father passed when they were young and embark on a quest to learn more about him.
The story takes place in a modern fantasy world where there once was magic, but overtime it has lost its sense of meaning, wonder and excitement, a topic unlike many of Disney’s genres where magic is consistently used.
“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.”
Onward is slated for theaters on March 6, 2020.