Today, the lineup for the 70th Annual Berlin Film Festival was released with Pixar’s Onward slated to have its European premiere. The festival, considered on the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival kicks off on February 20 and runs through March 1.
While an exact date for the Onward European Premiere has not yet be released, we can only image that an updated itinerary will be released shortly. In the meantime, check out the history and additional details of Onward below.
ONWARD DETAILS & EXTRAS
Theatrical Release Date — March 6, 2020
Director — Dan Scanlon
Producer — Kori Rae
Composer — Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna
Below is a brief history with links for additional details — Onward was first announced at the 2017 D23 Expo (August 2017) where Dan Scanlon was on stage to reveal the news. In June of 2018, it was revealed in a patent filing that Pixar had secured the name, Onward, leading people to speculate that it would be tied to this film. In December of 2018, the title of Onward was confirmed and some of the vocal cast was revealed (Julia Louis Dreyfus, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and Octavia Spencer).
Jumping to 2019, we first learned in April that Mychael and Jeff Danna would be scoring the film (they previously scored The Good Dinosaur). In May, we got our first look at the main characters, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, a look at the first poster, as well as the first trailer for the film.
In June, we got a sneak peek that Pixar was creating the real-life van from Onward and would be premiered at the D23 Expo. Earlier in August, a bevy of Onward-themed books started popping up on Amazon and we summarized a post of the latest titles.
Of course, the 2019 D23 Expo also revealed several more plot and character details for the film which really sold the humor and emotion the film will be packed with.
Be sure to chat with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum Onward thread.
Pixar Post — Julie & T.J.