For the last couple of decades, the Shrek movies have been the benchmark when it comes to irreverent animated films that somehow manage to balance emotional stuff with ridiculous meta jokes. Well folks, it seems like we have a contender for that crown because Pixar’s upcoming film, Onward, appears to be this generation’s version of Shrek.
The movie is set in a world where all your usual fantasy and fairy tale tropes are every day things. Pet dragons that are scared of spray bottles? Yep. Centaurs, dwarves, and elves mingling with one another? Totally. Wild, bin-diving unicorns? Oh definitely.
As for the story, well this is where the emotional side of things come in as it tells the story of two elf brothers (played by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) go on a journey to see if there’s still magic in the world so they can spend one last day with their late father. Yep, that premise alone has sold me and the trailer below is just an extra cherry on top.
Yep, it seems like Onward will be stuffed to the brim with heart, dumb jokes, and complete deconstructions of all your favourite fairy tale tropes. I almost half expected “All Star” to start playing at some point.
Onward is scheduled to drop into cinemas on March 19, 2020, which gives Pixar more than enough time to get Smash Mouth onboard to write a banger for the movie.