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The quest is the thing in the latest trailer for Pixar's bizarrely high-concept Onward

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Screenshot: Onward (YouTube)

How’s this for a premise: Two teenage elves are left a magic staff by their late father that will resurrect him for day, but, when it doesn’t work, they’re left only with his disembodied legs. The brothers then embark on a mission to, uh, bring back his torso and head, too? This is weird, even for a Pixar movie.

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Of course, it also looks disarmingly sweet and effortlessly charming, with Tom Holland and Chris Pratt leading a voice cast that also includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe, and Mel Rodriguez. Watch the trailer below.

Onward hits theaters on March 6, 2020.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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