Disney confirms its new Pixar original will be called ‘Onward’ and reveals cast details

The film is also directed by 'Monsters University's' Dan Scalon

Disney have today confirmed that their Pixar original story will be called ‘Onward’ and have announced four cast members who will appear in the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will appear alongside Veep’s Julia Louise-Dreyfus and Spider-Man’s Tom Holland.

Octavia Spencer, who appeared in Oscar winning film The Shape of Water, will also feature in the film, which is set for release in March 2020.


In a press release, Disney described the plot of the film: “Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney-Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”

Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tom Holland and Octavia Spencer will star in the film

Monster’s University director Dan Scanlon will direct the film, described as a “suburban fantasy.” Kori Rae, meanwhile, will produce.

Speaking about his directorial role, Scanlon said: “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.”

Reaction to the film filled social media earlier this evening:


Meanwhile, the second trailer for Pixar’s Toy Story 4 was released in November, with characters voiced by Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele.

After debuting divisive new character Forky in a previous trailer, the second look at the anticipated Pixar sequel features two more characters.

In the meta clip, the pair are seen voicing new characters Ducky and Bunny, who appear to live at a funfair sideshow.

As the pair break the fourth wall, they discuss their apparent love of Toy Story and even struggle to remember Buzz Lightyear’s most famous catchphrase – right up to the point where the man himself enters alongside Woody.