As well as the super-anticipated sequel Toy Story 4, Disney-Pixar also have another announced project in the works, the elf-driven Onward.
Being co-written and directed by Monsters University‘s Dan Scanlon, it’s set to be based in a human-free, suburban fantasy world full of elves, trolls and sprites. The focus will be on two teenage elf brothers who set off upon a quest to discover if there’s actually still magic in the world, so that they can spend a day with their father, who died when they were really young.
Hmm, Pixar haven’t skimped on the heavy lately, hey? Mind you, the story is based on Scanlon and his brother’s real life experience after losing their dad at a very young age.
An impressive voice cast is gradually forming, with Chris Pratt (AKA The LEGO Movie‘s Emmet) and Tom Holland locked in as the lead characters, plus Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus also on board.
Onward is currently scheduled for a March 2020 release.