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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Whenever Pixar decides to make an original film over a sequel, it’s a cause for celebration. With the exception of those amazing Toy Story movies, their sequels tend to fall just a tad short of recapturing the magic of their originals. However, when we saw the first teaser for Onward, I couldn’t help but feel just the slightest bit…underwhelmed. With its modern-ish fantasy setting, it almost felt a bit derivative of Shrek.

But, of course, it’s not just the worlds that we got to Pixar for. It’s the inevitable character arcs that come with it, and while I’m still not 100% sold on the setting, the story of them going on a journey to reclaim the top half of their father is super weird but kind of awesome, and ripe full of potential for some serious tears.

RELATED – Trailer: Tom Holland And Chris Pratt Go On An Adventure In Pixar’s Onward

Below is the official synopsis for Onward:

“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. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae.”

What do you think of the new trailer for Onward? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Pixar

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.