onward early buzz

Just being an animated film from Pixar is a vote of confidence, with audiences holding the studio’s movies to the highest of standards. But could Pixar’s latest film, the fantasy-comedy Onward, live up to those standards? According to the Onward early buzz, opinions are mixed.

The first reactions to Onward are out, and while some are enchanted with the Tom Holland and Chris Pratt-starring road trip adventure movie about two elf brothers on a quest to resurrect their dead father for a day, others aren’t convinced that Onward has that special Pixar magic.

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Onward Featurette

With one month left until Pixar’s Onward hits theaters, the buzz doesn’t seem to be all that high. Maybe it’s because this is Pixar’s first original movie since Coco was released in the fall of 2017, but there’s just not a lot of hype yet. That’s why Disney is doing their best to get the word out and show audiences what the modern fantasy world of Onward is all about, and that includes the touching story at the center of it that was inspired by Dan Scanlon‘s real-life experience of having never properly met his father. Read More »

2020 Funko POPs

The London Toy Fair hosted a variety of reveals for upcoming merchandise from your favorite movies and TV shows, but no one had more reveals than Funko and the never-ending line of Funko POPs vinyl figures. The toy company had dozens of new figures to reveal from a wide variety of programming ranging from The Empire Strikes Back and the Harry Potter franchise to Murder, She Wrote, Dinosaurs, American Psycho and even a classic Marilyn Monroe. Check out some of our favorite forthcoming 2020 Funko POPs announced at the London Toy Fair below. Read More »

Onward

During /Film’s visit to Pixar Animation’s campus, we learned all about the unique story process that was utilized for the studio’s upcoming modern fantasy adventure Onward. While we learned how the story was written and drawn before heading into animation, we also heard from director Dan Scanlon about the personal nature of this narrative and how it informed both the story of the nervous and introverted 16-year old elf (Tom Holland) and the creation of the fantasy world that has lost the magic it once had. Read More »

Making of Onward

This Spring brings the release of Pixar Animation’s Onward, a modern fantasy adventure about Ian and Barley (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) two teenage elf brothers who magically get the opportunity to spend just 24 hours with their late father, thanks to a magic spell, a wizard’s staff, and a special stone. But when the spell to bring their father back for a day goes slightly wrong, they’re quickly thrust into a race against time to find a bit more of the magic that used to make their world so special, all so they can get just a little more time with their dad.

Last Fall, /Film visited the campus of Pixar Animation of Emeryville, California to learn more about Onward, starting with how the story for this fantasy adventure first came together. As with all animated movies, the journey began years before, but this one stretched even further back, all the way to the Fall of 2013. And as with all stories, it started with a completely blank slate before becoming something touching, personal and magical. Read More »

onward trailer

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt‘s elf teens are going on a quest to recover the (literal) missing half of their father, so they’ll naturally run into all manner of wacky characters and dangerous obstacles along the way. Three of those wacky characters are introduced in the latest Onward trailer, which comes with several new character posters. Watch the new Onward trailer below.

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onward trailer new

Pixar built up an impressive filmography by asking questions. “What if your toys came to life when you weren’t around?”; “What do your emotions get up to inside of your head?”; “What if you died?”; “What if cars could talk?” And so on. Their latest, Onward, asks: “What if there was a world where magic and fantasy were considered boring and normal?” That’s a premise rife with opportunity, as you can see in the latest Onward trailer.

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onward trailer

Chris Pratt and Tom Holland are legging it across a magical realm on a magical quest to find a missing half of their father — literally. Well, kind of literally, as the new Onward trailer reveals. Pratt and Holland play two teenage elf brothers who are bestowed a gift by their late father that will bring him back to life for one day. But something goes awry, and the brothers must embark on a quest to find the missing half (that is, the torso and head) of their father. Watch the official Onward trailer below.

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Onward D23

Disney/Pixar is pumping the brakes on sequels, and its next movie is a totally original animated fantasy adventure called Onward. As usual, the cast is wildly impressive: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer star, and Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) is the writer/director behind the new feature.

We learned a bit more about this elf-centric adventure film during today’s D23 presentation – here’s what we know so far.
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Onward Trailer

Pixar Animation has given us adventures toys, bugs, fish, cars, monsters, robots, rats, superheroes and emotions. But now they’re about to dive into a different arena altogether with their latest movie from Monsters University director Don Scanlon.

Onward is a new fantasy family comedy starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland as Barley and Ian Lightfoot, two elf brothers who have lost their father and decide to embark on an adventure to see if there’s some magic left in the world. The first Onward trailer has arrived, and it certainly feels like something completely different from Pixar. Read More »