Pixar’s Onward Releases New Trailer And Unveils Octavia Spencer’s Manticore Character

Pixar’s Onward is definitely aimed for fantasy fans young and old.

Onward, which stars MCU co-stars Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, takes place in a world where there are elves, unicorns, pixies, etc. Except that the world has foregone magic for technology, making it look very similar to our world.

Pratt and Holland voice a pair of brothers whose dad died when they were little. On the 16th birthday of the younger brother, Ian (Holland), they are given a chance to bring their dad back for 24 hours. The problem, however, is that the only bring back half of their dad (the bottom half). Now they need to race against the clock to finish the spell and have the time with their dad.

To begin their quest, they go to see a Manticore (Octavia Spencer). Once a fearless adventurer, she has turned her tavern into her own chain restaurant. Still, she puts the boys on the needed path. Problem is…she forgot to mention the curse. It looks Spencer’s manticore and the brothers mom Laurel (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) are on their own adventure as well.

Also announced for the cast are Mel Rodriguez (On Becoming a God in Central Florida), The Chi creator Lena Waithe, and Ali Wong (Always Be My Maybe), who all voice Officers Bronco, Specter, and Gore.

Onward hits theatres on March 6, 2020.

Bec Heim