The Walt Disney Studios announced Friday that Pixar’s Onward will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST ($19.99), and on Disney+ on April 3 in the U.S.
The film premiered in theaters on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including a 95% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes. With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, Disney will offer the film ahead of schedule to purchase on digital platforms 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,” said director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae.
Synopsis: 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 (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – a.k.a. 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.
Meanwhile, Freeform is inviting viewers to go on a “socially distant” adventure with their favorite Disney Princesses this weekend with a two-day Freeform’s FunDay Princess Weekend. Fans can tune in from 8 a.m. Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 22 and Tweet along with each other using #FunDay.
The lineup is:
- Saturday, March 21
- 8:00 a.m. – “Oz the Great and Powerful”
- 11:00 a.m. – “The Princess Diaries”
- 1:40 p.m. – “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”
- 4:20 p.m. – Disney’s “Pocahontas”
- 6:20 p.m. – Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”
- 8:25 p.m. – Disney’s “Frozen”
- 10:55 p.m. – “Matilda”
- Sunday, March 22
- 7:00 a.m. – “Oz the Great and Powerful”
- 10:00 a.m. – “The Princess Diaries”
- 12:40 p.m. – “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”
- 3:20 p.m. – Disney’s “Pocahontas”
- 5:20 p.m. – Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”
- 7:25 p.m. – Disney’s “Frozen”
- 9:55 p.m. – “Matilda”
- 12:00 a.m. – “Ice Age”