Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar's "Onward" introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. "The story is inspired by my own relationship with my brother and our connection with our dad who passed away when I was about a year old," says director Dan Scanlon. "He's always been a mystery to us. A family member sent us a tape recording of him saying just two words: 'hello' and 'goodbye.' Two words. But to my brother and me - it was magic.
"That was the jumping-off point," continues Scanlon. "We've all lost someone, and if we could spend one more day with them - what an exciting opportunity that would be. We knew that if we wanted to tell that story that we'd have to set the movie in a world where you could have that incredible opportunity."