Pixar Names First Batch of Voice Stars for ‘Onward’
Pixar Animation Studios has revealed today four members of the voice cast for its upcoming original feature film Onward: Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Holland (Spiderman: Homecoming), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s Monsters University, Onward is slated for theaters on March 6, 2020.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney•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.
“At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”
According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help bring key characters to life: “Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humor to his character,” said Rae. “Octavia can do it all. We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character.”
“Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” added Scanlon.“There is no one funnier than Julia, but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.”
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