Pixar just released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Onward, giving you a glimpse at all the fun everyone had shooting a film that’s probably gonna’ make you weep openly in public.
Onward borrows Tom Holland and Chris Pratt from the MCU to voice elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who accidentally resurrect half of their late father’s body—the bottom half, unfortunately—and must embark on a quest to bring the rest back. The featurette is as charming as you’d expect from footage featuring not only Holland and Pratt, but also star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who speaks to her real-life experience as a mother-of-two adding to her performance as Ian and Barley’s mom, Laurel. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, who provides the voice of The Manticore in Onward, also drops by, and you can’t really go wrong with anything featuring Octavia Spencer.
Here is the official synopsis for Onward:
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. Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” opens in U.S. theaters on March 6, 2020.