Onward

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney-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.

With so much of Disney’s back catalogue leaning heavily into narratives that speak to girls and young women of the self-assurance and strength they possess, it’s a refreshing change of pace for Onward to address something of similar value to boys.

This story follows the standard Pixar playbook, with strong characters and a deft blend of humor, pathos and a powerful emotional message. It also features the usual Pixar technical competence and some lovely animation.

PG | 1h 42min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy