Pixar’s Onward set to feature The Simpsons short ahead of film

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While Pixar films normally feature original shorts ahead of new releases, Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox has created a new universe of connections as they have revealed that Onward is set to feature a short from The Simpsons centered on the youngest member of the iconic animated family, Maggie!


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.

The cast will feature the voices of MCU stars Chris Pratt (Avengers: Infinity War), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), portraying the roles of elf brothers Barley Lighfoot and Ian Lightfoot, respectively. The film will also star Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) as Laurel Lightfoot, Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) as the Manticore, Mel Rodriguez, as Officer Colt Bronco, Lena Waithe as Officer Specter; and Ali Wong as Officer Gore.

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The feature will be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) and produced by Kori Rae. Scanlon said that Onward was inspired by his own relationship with his brother.

Onward will arrive in theaters on March 6, 2020.

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