Updated December 12, 2018 - It has been officially announced that the film will indeed be titled, Onward. More details in our updated post.
In March of this year, Disney released their slate of upcoming films which included seven Pixar films planned through 2022. Back in 2017, at the D23 Expo, Pixar revealed information about Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, and one additional untitled film.
Recently, a keen-eyed user on Reddit spotted a European trademark filing from Disney for the name "Disney Pixar Onward".
So, what does this mean? Of course, this is not an official confirmation of the title Onward since we'll have to wait and see what Pixar says. But, in our look back at prior Pixar trademark filings, Disney typically files titles around two years prior to a film's release (especially for new franchises). That means that the title would most likely be tied to either March 6, 2020, or June 19, 2020.
We also know that Dan's film is the story of "two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father."
Could the title of Onward mean that the brothers must keep going "onward" in order to experience that magical day? We're not sure, but we're very excited to find out more and explore the possibility of the title. More to come.
While we wait for additional details, be sure to leave a comment below, or chat about the news with other fans in the Pixar Post Forum dedicated to Onward.
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