Is Onward a Pixar film?

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Onward is a Pixar film set in a suburban fantasy world about two brothers, Ian and Barley (voiced Tom Holland and Chris Pratt respectively), on a quest to reunite with their deceased father. Also voicing characters in the movie are Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Laurel Lightfoot, the mother, and Octavia Spencer as Manticore.

Character Voices

Tom Holland,
Tom Holland, a.k.a. Peter Parker/Spiderman

Ian Lightfoot
chris pratt, star lord, peter quill
Chris Pratt, a.k.a. Star Lord, Peter Quill
Barley Lightfoot
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Laurel Lightfoot
 Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer

Onward is written and directed by Dan Scanlon, who also wrote and directed Monsters University and was part of Pixar’s senior creative team behind Toy Story 4, The Incredibles 2, Coco, Inside Out, Brave, and Cars.

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Here’s the trailer #1

Trailer #2

The Pixar Theory

There’s a widely popular fan theory revolving around the Pixar movies, creatively called The Pixar Theory, that proposes that every Pixar movie, from Dinosaurs  to Toy Story 4, are all set in the same universe.  If you’re a big Pixar fan, and have 26 minutes to kill, I highly recommend the video below. It will make you rethink every Pixar movie. (And the witch in Brave… will blow your mind.)

It will be interesting to see how OnWard fits into this theory. Maybe it breaks the theory, or maybe it will definitely resolve the questions. We’ll soon find out.

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  • jill florio

    Jill Florio Administrator

    Great photos you chose to look like their animated selves!

    Although the Pixar Theory isn’t considered canon, I’m sure at this point there won’t be any trouble fitting it into the plan by Pixar fans.

    I look forward to seeing if there is chemistry between Spider-Man and Star Lord in OnWard. Honestly, I think Chris Pratt has natural chemistry with everyone, and so far Tom Holland has yet to disappoint.

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