Pixar Animation Studios revealed today four members of its voice cast for its original new feature film Onward, including Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Holland (Spiderman: Homecoming), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, A Bug’s Life) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water).
Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s Monsters University, Onward is slated for theaters on March 6, 2020 (the first Pixar film set to launch in March). We were also thrilled to see that the earlier prediction of the title, Onward, from our post in June is truly tied to this 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.
“At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.” According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help bring key characters to life.
- “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,” said Scanlon, “but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.”
- “Octavia can do it all,” said Rae. “We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character.”
We’re excited to have Julia back to a Pixar film (previously voiced Princess Atta from A Bug’s Life) and thrilled to have Chris, Tom and Olivia bring their humor and passion to a Pixar film as well. What are your thoughts on the Onward logo and the vocal cast? Leave a comment below or chat about it with other fans in the Pixar Post Forum.
Our opinions on the logo — it vaguely looks like a blend of the Frozen logo (for the shape and etching) and Brave (from the stone look). This also doesn’t mean this will be the final logo as other films have changed theirs over time – but what are your thoughts?
Pixar Post — T.J.