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Onward (2020)

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Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

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Dan Scanlon

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Dan Scanlon (original story by), Keith Bunin (original story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Holland ... Ian Lightfoot (voice)
Chris Pratt ... Barley Lightfoot (voice)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Laurel Lightfoot (voice)
Octavia Spencer ... The Manticore (voice)
Mel Rodriguez ... Colt Bronco (voice)
Kyle Bornheimer ... Wilden Lightfoot (Dad) (voice)
Lena Waithe ... Officer Spector (voice)
Ali Wong ... Officer Gore (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Dewdrop (Pixie Dusters Leader) (voice)
Tracey Ullman ... Grecklin (Pawn Shop Owner) (voice)
Wilmer Valderrama ... Gaxton (College Friend) (voice)
George Psarras ... Officer Avel (voice)
John Ratzenberger ... Construction Worker Fenwick (voice)

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Onward stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt share how their time as fellow Marvel superheroes prepared them well for their roles as brothers in Pixar's latest movie.

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Storyline

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

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Cometh Soon.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril and some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One store is called "Sword & The Scone," a pun on the animated classic The Sword in the Stone; this is actually a repeated gag, because this was the name of a meal on the breakfast menu in Toy Story 4 (2019). See more »

Quotes

[Opening lines]
Wilden Lightfoot (Dad): Long ago, the world was full of wonder. It was adventurous. It was exciting. And most of all, there was magic.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits have the names of the crew members growing in sparkling purple before slowly vanishes when the position fades out as it zooms in. The transition midway through has the sparkles form the symbol of the Phoenix Gem, which then the credits begins scrolling upward. The header of each section glows in a same way as the first half. See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie is also presented in a 3D version, the IMAX-Enhanced version and the 4DX-Enhanced version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ryan the Daring (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Magical and emotional
22 February 2020 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

Really beautiful and emotional movie. It won me primarily over by its absolutely fantastic and very detailed animations, look and use of colors. Truely magical. It had so much time to develope so many different characters even if its just little extras. I would actually watch a TV series based on the lives of those fantasy characters in the suburbans. A very creative idea to actually tell a very simple and common story. The film convinced me because it just touched the right buttons and activated them with the story structure and the relationship between the two leading characters. There is some great voice work, most noteable Tom Holland and Octavia Spencer but also Chris Pratt meets the right tone. One of the best Pixar movies that came out the last years and one of the most creative and magical ones (more in design than story) for a very long time. It got me close to tears at the end and that means something for a animated film. Kudos to Pixar, they know how to bring magic back t the cinema.


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Official Sites:

Disney+ | Official Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Onward See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,119,861, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$61,555,145

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,128,230
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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS-X)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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