The e Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand announced today that Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” will be available to buy digitally and will be available to stream on Disney+ from next month for Australian and New Zealand customers.
The film, which was originally due to premiere in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on March 26, premiered in US cinemas on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including receiving a 95% Verified Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, Disney is offering the film ahead of schedule on digital platforms from April 3 and it will then premiere on Disney+ from 6pm on April 24.
“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said Dan Scanlon (Director, “Onward”) and Kori Rae (Producer, “Onward”).
In “Onward,” teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere.
Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realises her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.