Top 19 Onward Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Onward facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Onward film message.

The goblet in the opening dangerous quest is later seen in the pawn shop as a pencil holder.
The goblet in the opening dangerous quest is later seen in the pawn shop as a pencil holder.
Found the Pizza Planet truck in Onward 2020
Found the Pizza Planet truck in Onward 2020

Onward Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Is actually based off of director Dan Scanlon's life, since he and his brother lost their father at a young age, and didn't have anything to remember him by except a cassette tape. In the movie, Ian also has a cassette tape with a recording from his father.

  2. Ian replays an old cassette with segments of his dad's voice, paralleling a moment from director Dan Scanlon's childhood when he and his brother discovered a long lost cassette tape of their deceased father's voice expressing a simple but impactful "hi" and "bye".

Onward Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The soda is called Mountain Doom
    The soda is called Mountain Doom
  • 1 - You can see a chef rat cooking in The Manticore's Tavern, referencing Remy from Ratatouille (2007).
    You can see a chef rat cooking in The Manticore's Tavern, referencing Remy from Ratatouille (2007).
  • 1 - Colt Bronco receives a call for "A 113", this is a reference to the Classroom that many California Institute of the Arts alumni studied in including Tim Burton & Brad Bird. A reference to A113 has been in every Pixar film.
    Colt Bronco receives a call for "A 113", this is a reference to the Classroom that many California Institute of the Arts alumni studied in including Tim Burton & Brad Bird. A reference to A113 has been in every Pixar film.
  • 1 - The dancing arcade game for centaurs is called "Prance Prance Revolution"
    The dancing arcade game for centaurs is called "Prance Prance Revolution"
  • 1 - There is a music book on the shelf that says "The Dorothea Williams Quartet," which is a fictional band that will be featured in Pixar's next movie, Soul (2020), which is scheduled to be released on June 19, 2020
    There is a music book on the shelf that says "The Dorothea Williams Quartet," which is a fictional band that will be featured in Pixar's next movie, Soul (2020), which is scheduled to be released on June 19, 2020
  • 1 - A fast food joint called "Burger Shire" advertises that they are serving second breakfast.
    A fast food joint called "Burger Shire" advertises that they are serving second breakfast.
  • 1 - Colt Bronco, a Centaur, drives a car similar to a Ford Bronco
    Colt Bronco, a Centaur, drives a car similar to a Ford Bronco
  • 1 - While Ian was learning how to drive; The van that took the toys to Daycare from Toy Story 3(2010) is seen on the left.
    While Ian was learning how to drive; The van that took the toys to Daycare from Toy Story 3(2010) is seen on the left.
  • When the mom and The Manticore leave the pawn shop, the mom notices a pretty vase. The vase pattern can be seen in Moana. The light next to it has mermaids. The tapestry on the wall appears to have a Genie lamp referencing Aladdin!

  • 1 - While Ian was waking up, there is a sign on the right next to him that says "you shall not pass" which serves as a reference to Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.
    While Ian was waking up, there is a sign on the right next to him that says "you shall not pass" which serves as a reference to Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.
  • Barley Lightfoots vest has the word Smote on the lower side, which was from Moana (2016) where during a conversation Maui says to Moana: "Hey, hey, hey! I'm a demigod, OK? Stop that. I will smite you! You wanna get smote? Smotten?"

  • -- one of the band patches on Barley's vest is Smote, a reference to a line Maui says in Moana

  • 1 - The game machine name is "Gauntlet" and is Thanos Gauntlet on the side and the gauntlet is the one you is to pick the toys.
    The game machine name is "Gauntlet" and is Thanos Gauntlet on the side and the gauntlet is the one you is to pick the toys.
  • The mother becomes married after the boys go on there quest.

Onward Hidden Details

Onward poster
Onward poster

Onward Plot

Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Onward. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Dan Scanlon
Production Disney/Pixar
Stars Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
IMDB score 7.5