Disney and Pixar’s Onward film is inspired by director Dan Scanlon’s personal experiences with his brother. The movie opens in cinemas from 6 March 2020, with a special advance screening of Onward on Leap Day, 29 February, 2020.

The voice cast features Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe and Ali Wong. It’s produced by Kori Rae.

When teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, they embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries.

But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

In honour of 2020’s extra 24 hours on Leap Day, Disney and Pixar are inviting moviegoers to get a first look at the new movie before its official opening.

What: Disney and Pixar’s Onward
Onward South Africa release date: 6 March 2020
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