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'Onward' comes home early to VOD and Disney+

With its theatrical run tragically cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, Onward is heading home early. The Walt Disney Studios announced today the Disney and Pixar film will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at 5:00PM PST/ 8:00PM EST forfor $19.99.. It will then land on Disney+ starting April 3 in the U.S.

“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,” says Onward director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae.

When teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, they embark 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 (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

What’s more, Moviebill’s Onward activation is available in the Regal app and you don’t need to leave your living room to bring it to life! Just point the Moviebill scanner at the Onward poster to take hold of Ian and Barley’s magic staff!


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.