12:20 pm EDT, December 12, 2018

Pixar announces next original film ‘Onward’: Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, more to star

Pixar has unveiled the first details surrounding its next original movie, and it sounds like it involves magic.

The new film has an impressive voice cast: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer will lead.

According to a statement from Disney, the new film is “set in a suburban fantasy world” and follows “two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”

Said director Dan Scanlon, the mind behind Monsters University, “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth. This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

Scanlon and producer Kori Rae also commented on each of the actors taking on these roles:

  • “Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humor to his character,” said Rae.
  • “Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” said Scanlon.
  • “There is no one funnier than Julia, but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character,” said Scanlon.
  • “Octavia can do it all. We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character,” said Rae.

Onward arrives in theaters March 6, 2020. This film and Toy Story 4 are the only two forthcoming projects from Pixar that we’re aware of.

We want to hear your thoughts on this topic!
Why not write a comment below or submit an article to Hypable.

Introducing the Hypable app

Free for iOS and Android