Onward Movie

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Who's Involved:

Octavia Spencer, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ali Wong, John Ratzenberger, Dan Scanlon, Lena Waithe, Dan Scanlan, Mel Rodriguez, C. S. Anderson

Release Date:

Friday, March 6, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

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Onward Plot: What's the story?

A suburban fantasy tale which centers on two teen elf brothers who go on a quest to discover if there is still magic left in the world.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Onward?

  1. Director Dan Scanlan explained, "this film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother (12/12/18)."
  2. This movie is “a mix of the fantastic and the everyday,” with “elves, sprites and pretty much anything that would be on the side of a van in the ’70s (D23 Expo, 7/14/17)."
  3. Inspired by Monsters University director and Pixar veteran Dan Scanlan's childhood and how his father died when he was young and he always wanted to find out about him (D23 Expo, 7/14/17).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Onward?

A look at the Onward behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Dan Scanlan


Dan Scanlan

Production Company

Pixar Animation Studios

Production Timeline: When did the Onward come together?

On or about February 17, 2020 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about May 30, 2019 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about December 16, 2018 • The film was in Production status.

On or about July 14, 2017 • The film was in Development status.

Onward Release Date: When was it released?

Onward was released in 2020 on Friday, March 6, 2020 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including The Way Back, Hope Gap and Final Kill.

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The runtime of Onward is 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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