Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” which hits theaters March 6, 2020, unveiled a new trailer, poster, and images this morning. Set in a suburban fantasy world, “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Check out the just-released Official Trailer of Disney and Pixar’s Onward, as well as the Movie Poster and movie stills, you definitely won’t want to miss below.
Disney and Pixar’s Onward film hits theaters March 6, 2020
In Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” brothers Ian and Barley seek an ancient map from the Manticore once a fearless warrior whose tavern served as a waystation for travelers embarking on epic quests.
Part lion, part bat, and part scorpion, the Manticore has adapted to changing times but her adventurous spirit still lurks within. Featuring the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, and Octavia Spencer as Ian, Barley, and the Manticore. “Onward” opens in U.S. theaters on March 6, 2020.
Disney’s Onward Cast Share Behind The Scenes Gems
Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer who lend their voices to Disney and Pixar’s upcoming original feature “Onward” share behind-the-scenes gems in this new featurette that’s now available.
Disney’s Onward Soundtrack Revealed
Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has been tapped to perform an emotionally poignant song, “Carried Me With You,” for the end credits of the upcoming Disney and Pixar film “Onward.”
The song is written and produced by Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, for the original motion picture soundtrack, available digitally from Walt Disney Records on Feb. 28.
“‘Carried Me With You’ is a song about not taking love for granted—accepting love even when you don’t feel like you deserve it,” said Carlile. “It’s absolutely wonderful to be a part of a Pixar film!
I can’t wait for my little girls to see it! It’ll no doubt have all the wonder, imagination and creative life lessons our family has come to love about Pixar films.”
The all-new, original film features a dynamic score from multiple-award-winning composers Mychael Danna (Oscar® winner for “Life of Pi”) and Jeff Danna.
When they ventured to Pixar Animation Studios to learn about a new project from director Dan Scanlon, they had no idea what to expect——and what they heard astonished them.
“It’s weirdly and uncannily personal for us,” said Mychael Danna. “As soon as Dan started talking about it, the hairs went up on the back of my neck. The whole story: father is an accountant and dies when the brothers are young, and how the relationship of the brothers is affected. In our case we were 19 and 13.
“As a composer,” continued Danna, “you have to understand and relate to the emotion of the characters. You have to empathize with them and go to your own experiences. Sometimes that can take some effort, but in this case, there was no problem accessing all the personal emotion we have about this story.”
Their score elevates the fantasy aspect of the film, featuring folk and early music instruments, including folk guitars, the plucked-string psaltery, and a crumhorn.
Magic is also a key component of the story, so the composers had to design music to complement the spells and effects. “Musically, the magic is big and out of control—trumpets flying around,” said Jeff Danna.
“But at the heart of it, there are four notes. Even in the first scene when the magic is out of control—this whirling cyclone of a cue—there are these four notes that hang through it.
That’s the thing you can just barely put your finger on. As the film progresses, we present that more and more clearly. Amongst all of the craziness, these four notes tell the story of the magic.”