Disney-Pixar’s latest animated offering Onward opens wide at the UK box office this weekend, as the coronavirus epidemic threatens to affect UK box office takings.
Directed by Dan Scanlon, Onward is the story of two teenage elf brothers in a suburban fantasy world who embark on a quest to see if magic still exists.
Screen Star of Tomorrow 2012 Tom Holland and Chris Pratt lead the voice cast, which also includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer and Lena Waithe. The film debuted as a Special title at last month’s Berlin Film Festival.
Scanlon’s first Disney credit came as an animator on straight-to-video 1998 sequel Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World. He has worked on further sequels including The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 2: The Secret Of The Bell, 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure, and Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins. Scanlon graduated to the senior creative team at Pixar for 2012’s Brave (opened:…