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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 & 4 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.

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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

The badges from Up (2009) are shown on a bulletin board. See more »

Goofs

When Officer Bronco catches up with the boys at the bridge, he removes his sunglasses and has them in his hand. Officer Bronco then uses that hand to gesture at the boys and the sunglasses are not in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Barley Lightfoot: Put it in O, for onward!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of international-dubbed versions, the Pixar logo is shortened beginning with Luxo, Jr. turns to the front of the audience. However, on the TheaterEars Spanish-dubbed audio on their app, the closing theme ends over most of it before the sounds resume as usual. 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

Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye (credit only for the lyrics) & Ed Townsend (credit only for the lyrics)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (credit only) and Stephen Flaherty (credit only)
Courtesy of Motown Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
[The beginning portion is used as a cellphone ringtone; Heard twice at two points]
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Great film that doesn't have issues of other films
4 March 2020 | by brigid134See all my reviews

The dead parent trope might be overused for Disney movies but Onward doesn't make the mistakes of those movies. The siblings fight like siblings though out, not just at plot critical moments. Their single mom has a boyfriend who is not an evil stepparent trope, and their mom is actually proactive during the events of the film, but the adventure still belongs to the boys. I've been tired of plots that have parents oblivious to what their kids are doing. I came for the DnD references but I cried for the well-rounded characters.


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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:

$141,497,742
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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS-X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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