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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.


Dan Scanlon


Dan Scanlon (original story by), Keith Bunin (original story by) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
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)
Tracey Ullman ... Grecklin (Pawn Shop Owner) (voice)
Wilmer Valderrama ... Gaxton (College Friend) (voice)
George Psarras ... Officer Avel / Additional Voices (voice)
John Ratzenberger ... Construction Worker Fenwick (voice)


In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a 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. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. When the boys' fearless mom, Laurel, realizes that her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary winged-lion-scorpion former warrior -- The Manticore -- and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed. Written by Rotten T.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


One of the most iconic monsters in Dungeons & Dragons is a giant cube of Jell-O. Imagined by creator Gary Gygax himself in the very first edition of Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, the gelatinous cube is a staple foe that players encounter early on in their adventuring. (It has an entry-level challenge rating of "2" in the current version of D&D. That's low.) The cube moves slowly but can be very dangerous once it gets close, as it absorbs victims and slowly digests them while they float helplessly inside. See more »


Dad's foot tapping Barley changes feet. Located at 34:15 in the movie, Ian and Barley are deciding what route to take to get to the gem. Their dad taps his foot on Barley's foot. It is shown that their dad uses his right foot to tap Barley. In the next shot, Dad's position is such that it looks like his left foot was used. See more »


Laurel Lightfoot: Please, the curse. What does it do?
The Manticore: Right. Sorry. It's a Guardian Curse. If your boys take the gem, the curse will rise up and assume the form of a mighty beast, and battle your sons to the... Ooh. Well, how do your boys do in a crisis?
Laurel Lightfoot: Not great! One of them's afraid of everything, and the other isn't afraid of anything!
The Manticore: Yeah, that skinny kid of yours is pretty fearless.
Laurel Lightfoot: No, no, you mean the big one. Barley.
The Manticore: No, no. The little guy. Ooh, he really let me have it.
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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 »


References Fun and Fancy Free (1947) See more »


Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Great adventure
29 February 2020 | by masonsaulSee all my reviews

Onward isn't one of Pixar's best but its still a great fantasy adventure about rediscovering magic that's fun, funny and emotional. Tom Holland and Chris Pratt are both incredible and have perfect chemistry. Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreryfus are both great. As usual the animation is incredible and consistently stunning. The music by Mychael Danna is really good and Dan Scanlon's direction is great.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,119,861, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS-X)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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