With Onward’s release date being March 6th, we’re now very much in the countdown stage. (Although honestly, we’ve kind of been counting down since the release date was first solidified). To celebrate the one-month-to-go milestone, Pixar have released a little ‘featurette’, which includes some input from Ian and Barley’s voice actors Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, their mom Laurel’s voice actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and manticore Corey’s voice actor Octavia Spencer. And director Dan Scanlon of course.
Things that we’re loving from this featurette (aside from the lovely comments from the director and voice actors):
1. That this foot-tap sign of affection is going to be a whole thing in Onward.
2. The scenery! We can’t wait to see how fantasy shows itself in these big cities.
3. This digital clock that also has old-timey fantastical font for the numbers. All these contrasting modern fantasy features are genius.
4. This beautiful hug between two brothers.
Onward explores a relationship between two brothers that have been processing the death of their dad from a very early point in their lives. This is such a meaningful story because it’s inspired by director Dan Scanlon’s own experience growing up having lost his dad at just one year old. Let’s hope it helps bring families together all over the world when it’s released next month! It’s so touching that this was Dan’s brother’s reaction to seeing it:
Longest hug he’s ever given me. https://t.co/Q9gFwTpat3
— Dan Scanlon (@MrDanScanlon) February 4, 2020