Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley who embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father.
Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
“Do families need fathers? Scanlon delivers a love song to atypical clans, which couldn’t end on a sweeter, or clearer, note.”
Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard
“Onward is another soul-crushing tearjerker in the tradition of 2017’s Coco and 2015’s Inside Out.”
Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
DID YOU KNOW…?
According to director Dan Scanlon, who lost his father at a very young age, the film is inspired by the question he’s always asked: “who was my father? The story is set in a world with no humans. Elves, trolls, sprites, and “anything that would be on the side of a van in the ’70s,” exist in this world, said the director. “In the film, we’re going to tell the story of two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father.”
16 August 2020 2:30PM