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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.

Director:

Dan Scanlon

Writers:

Dan Scanlon (original story by), Keith Bunin (original story by) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Cometh Soon.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Pixar ball is shown at the manticores tavern when Ian and Barley open the door to the birthday song, above them it's on a wall placed like a trophy. See more »

Goofs

At 34:15 in the movie, when Ian and Barley are deciding what route to take to get to the gem, Dad taps his foot on Barley's foot. The foot appears to change abruptly from his right foot to his left foot. See more »

Quotes

Ian Lightfoot: I never had a dad, but I always had you.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title appears transparently at the end of the opening monologue in Ian Lightfoot's room when the protagonist heads downstairs from his slumber. See more »

Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

Carried Me with You
Performed by Brandi Carlile
Written & Produced by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth
Engineered by Nate Yaccino
Mixed by Trina Shoemaker
Brandi Carlile appears courtesy of Low Country Sound/Elektra Records
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A predictable but entertaining road trip story leads to an incredible third act

Hits a lot of the familiar road trip story beats but the Americana x magical fantasy setting is a unique one (gorgeously animated) and provides a good share of memorable moments (most notably Guinevere's heroism that had me in tears). The real gem of the film though is the last act featuring good ol' (dragon-conquering) Mom and a completely unexpected, incredible, beautiful, heart-wrenching emotional climax (not the sweet but on-the-nose journal writing flashbacks but the silent view from afar). 7.5/10


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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 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,119,861, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$61,555,145

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,951,092
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS-X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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