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Link to our thread on 'Pixar: The studio, its history and process', as well as the upcoming Pixar films Coco (2017), The Incredibles 2 (2018) and Toy Story 4 (2019).

From a press release I received today:

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UNTITLED DAN SCANLON MOVIE

Director Dan Scanlon, who helmed Pixar’s “Monsters University,” joined Lasseter to share a few details about an all-new original feature film currently in production at Pixar Animation Studios. According to Scanlon, who lost his father at a very young age, the film is inspired by the question he’s always asked: who was my father? The story is set in a world with no humans—only elves, trolls and sprites—“anything that would be on the side of a van in the ’70s,” said the director. “In the film, we’re going to tell the story of two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father.”

Kori Rae (“Monsters University”) will produce.

Edited by Peter T Chattaway

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From today's press release:

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CHRIS PRATT, TOM HOLLAND, JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND OCTAVIA SPENCER JOIN VOICE CAST FOR PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS’ UPCOMING ORIGINAL FEATURE FILM “ONWARD”

 BURBANK, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2018) – Pixar Animation Studios revealed today four members of its voice cast for its original new feature film “Onward,” including Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Tom Holland (“Spiderman: Homecoming”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s “Monsters University,” “Onward” is slated for theatres on March 6, 2020.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney•Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help to bring key characters to life.

·         “Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humour to his character,” said Rae.

·         “Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” said Scanlon.

·         “There is no one funnier than Julia,” said Scanlon, “but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.”

·         “Octavia can do it all,” said Rae. “We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humour that she brings to her character.”

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