Onward: How to watch Disney Pixar film starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland in the UK as digital release date brought forward

Set in a suburban fantasy world, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there. Discover more about the film now.

By Sophia Moir Published: 28 April 2020 - 5.17pm
Disney Pixar 2020 Onward key art

It’s the biggest Disney film of 2020 so far, raking in more than $75 million worldwide and topping the box office on its opening weekend.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney Pixar’s Onward - from the creators of Toy Story and Monsters University - features Chris Pratt and Tom Holland in the leading voice roles.

Onward follows two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, as they go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there so they can spend one last day with their dad, who died when they were too young to remember him.

From how to watch it at home in the UK to who voices the characters, we reveal all you need to know about Onward.

Onward release date and how to watch in the UK

Following its release in cinemas at the start of the year, Onward is available to buy on home entertainment from Monday, May 4. It had its UK digital release moved forward due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

BT TV customers can buy it from the BT TV Film Store from this date.

It will be available to rent and on DVD from Monday, June 1.

Onward image Disney Pixar 2020

Chris Pratt to Tom Holland - voice cast in a nutshell

Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Parks and Recreation) voices the character of Barley Lightfoot, a teenage elf.

Barley's younger elf brother Ian Lightfoot is voiced by Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Impossible).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, Seinfeld) voices the character of Laurel Lightfoot, the widowed mother of Ian and Barley.

Ian and Barley go to Corey, a manticore restaurant owner, for help on their quest. She's voiced by Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Help).

Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe and Ali Wong make up the rest of the voice cast.

Fan reaction to Onward: ‘Awesome and amazing!’

Watch the magical trailer

 Onward is available on home entertainment release from Monday, May 4.