In Pixar’s latest animated tale Onward, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Director Dan Scanlon used his father’s death as the catalyst for the touching animated tale. Photo: PixarIn Pixar’s latest animated tale Onward, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Director Dan Scanlon used his father’s death as the catalyst for the touching animated tale. Photo: Pixar
In Pixar’s latest animated tale Onward, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Director Dan Scanlon used his father’s death as the catalyst for the touching animated tale. Photo: Pixar

Director of Pixar’s Onward on taking his own childhood loss as inspiration for film’s story

  • ‘It’s kind of a weird idea,’ says Scanlon, who co-wrote and directs Onward. ‘But at Pixar, when you pitch stuff like that they get excited about it being odd’
  • He admits ‘doing a personal story is always a risk’. As for the reward, his family seeing it has brought them closer
Topic |   American films
In Pixar’s latest animated tale Onward, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Director Dan Scanlon used his father’s death as the catalyst for the touching animated tale. Photo: PixarIn Pixar’s latest animated tale Onward, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Director Dan Scanlon used his father’s death as the catalyst for the touching animated tale. Photo: Pixar
In Pixar’s latest animated tale Onward, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Director Dan Scanlon used his father’s death as the catalyst for the touching animated tale. Photo: Pixar
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