Pixar announces title of next film, Onward; Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer part of voice cast

Onward will be directed by Dan Scanlon, who has previously helmed Monster University.

FP Staff December 13, 2018 12:17:53 IST
Pixar announces title of next film, Onward; Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer part of voice cast

Hollywood stars Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer have been tapped to voice for Onward, Pixar's next original film.

Monster University helmer Dan Scanlon is directing Onward. According to Variety, he has re-teamed with producer Kori Rae, who also produced Monsters University.

Pixar had previously referred to the film as an untitled suburban fantasy. The story follows two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still magic left in the world. Variety adds that the story has been inspired by Scanlon's life experiences.

"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 said.

Onward is scheduled to be released on 6 March, 2020.

Pixar's next movie to hit the theatres is Toy Story 4, on 21 June, 2019.

Pratt and Holland shared the screen space in Avengers: Infinity War. Pratt's next project is The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part while Holland's is Spider-Man: Far From Home, also starring Zendaya. Louis-Dreyfus will next seen in the final season of political comedy show Veep. Spencer recently finished working on drama Luce and horror film Ma.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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