Pixar’s ‘Onward’ First Look Has Chris Pratt and Tom Holland Playing Elvish Brothers

Little has been known about what Pixar’s newest original film, Onward, will hold in store for audiences March 6, 2020. However, thanks to PEOPLE we now have our first (small) look at stars Chris Pratt and Tom Holland in the magical suburbs.

Tom Holland’s Ian (left) and Chris Pratt’s Barley. Credit: Disney//Pixar

Onward‘s director, Dan Scanlon, previously wrote and directed Pixar’s Monster’s University. Pratt and Holland were able to record some scenes together with Scanlon stating ” “They’ve worked together before and hung out together. It was fun to sit back and watch them make each other laugh.” Pratt and Holland both have four Marvel films under their belts (once Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 3rd), but have shared very little screen time together having only been seen together on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War.

Onward marks Chris Pratt’s third voice acting role providing the voice of Emmett in The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2. We haven’t heard Tom Holland in any voice-acting roles yet, but he’s co-starring with Will Smith in December’s Spies in Disguise.

Tom Holland’s Walter Beckett and Will Smith’s Lance Sterling in Spies in Disguise. Credit: Blue Sky Studios

In addition to the Avengers: Endgame stars, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has also joined the cast and will be playing the brothers’ mother. Louis-Dreyfus is making a long anticipated return to Pixar after previously giving life to Princess Atta in Bug’s Life. Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer is also slated to provide her voice for the film, but we haven’t received any insight into who she’ll be playing our what her character will look like.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Mom and Tom Holland’ Ian. Credit: Disney/Pixar.

With talents like Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, I’m sure the film will offer plenty of laughs, but director Dan Scanlon warns audiences to have the tissues at the ready:

“I absolutely hope that people are laughing their heads off and crying their eyes out,” he says. “My hope is some of the questions that I’m asking in the film will be questions other people are asking about their own lives. And I think that’s what a lot of the times gets us to connect to a movie.”


Pixar has relatively few ‘flops’ and our first look at Onward seems like it will be another smash hit for the animation studio.

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