Pixar’s next movie transports the world of storybook fantasy into a fantastical suburbia with rad custom vans, tiny motorcycle riding fairies, and unicorns that eat out of trashcans.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and 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. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind Monsters University.
The first word that came to mind while watching this was “dorky” – and that’s not a bad thing. It’s got a lot of pop culture tropes thrown into it (Weekend at Bernie’s comes to mind), and it’s got some corny jokes. The trash eating, rabid unicorns continue to be perfect. I’m not sure if it’ll appeal outside of the family movie crowd, but I think those folks will have a lot of fun with it next year (and I know there are some of them out there reading this).
The voice cast is led by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, and also includes Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and John Ratzenberger.