Onward is a 2020 American computer-animated urban fantasy-adventure film directed by Dan Scanlon.
Starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong, Grey Griffin, Tracey Ullman and others.
Pixar on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 released the trailer:
Onward | Official Trailer 2.
In a world inhabited by mythical creatures, magic was commonplace several millennia ago, though difficult to master. After technological advances over the centuries, magic became obsolete and was largely discarded.
In the modern day, two elf brothers, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt), live in the city of New Mushroomton. Their father Wilden died of a severe illness shortly before Ian was born, and their mother Laurel (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has a new boyfriend, centaur police officer Colt Bronco (Mel Rodriguez), whom Ian and Barley dislike.
On Ian's sixteenth birthday, Laurel gives the brothers a gift from Wilden: a magical staff, a rare Phoenix Gem, and a letter describing a "visitation spell" that can resurrect their father for a single day. Ian accidentally succeeds in casting the spell, but only the lower half of Wilden's body is reformed before the gem disintegrates. The brothers embark on a quest to acquire another Phoenix Gem and complete the spell, taking Barley's beloved van "Guinevere". Finding the boys gone, Laurel leaves to find them.
Ian and Barley visit the Manticore's Tavern, named for a monster possessing a map to the gem. The tavern has become a family restaurant managed by the Manticore, legally named The Manticore (Octavia Spencer), also known as "Corey". Arguing with Ian over the map, The Manticore realizes how boring her life has become and drives the customers away in a fit of rage, accidentally setting fire to the restaurant and the map. The brothers' only clue to the gem is a children's menu suggesting "Raven's Point", a nearby mountain. Laurel later arrives at the scene and befriends The Manticore, who agrees to help her. The Manticore warns that the brothers' journey may awaken a curse that can only be defeated by her special sword, which she and Laurel steal from a pawn shop.
Here is the full cast and characters of Onward.
The film Onward was scheduled to be released on February 21, 2020 (Berlinale), on March 5, 2020 (Germany, Hungary), on March 6, 2020 (United States, United Kingdom, Latvia) and on April 3, 2020 (Turkey) by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Ster-Kinekor Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Japan.
The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $175 - 200 million, the film grossed over $103.2 million.
The film Onward is rated with "PG" rating.
Onward got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Onward you can get at:
Official website: movies.disney.com/onward
Wikipedia: Onward (film)