A Pixar dream come true: 12-hour Megaplex marathon

By Camden Mondeaux on February 15, 2020
EMERYVILLE, CA – JANUARY 19: The Pixar logo is seen at the main gate of Pixar Animation Studios January 19, 2006 in Emeryville, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

You’re in luck Pixar fans — Megaplex is offering a 12-hour marathon of some of the fan-favorites, all leading up to the release of “Onward.”

By: Cami Mondeaux

And that’s not even the best part. Fans who buy tickets get to see the new movie a week before the official release date.

The complete Marathon will include six classic Pixar films, starting with the original Toy Story. Each film is accompanied with a classic Pixar short at the beginning of each film.

The marathon starts at 6:30 a.m. (not for the faint of heart) on Saturday, Feb. 29 and continues on until about 9:30 p.m. Fans will also receive a pin and blanket as souvenirs, as well as exclusive offers on concessions.

The marathon is a total of more than 709 minutes of movie content, with scheduled breaks in between for lunch and dinner. Fans will get to celebrate their favorite Pixar films for more than 14 hours.

“Onward” — Pixar’s latest film — is set to release March 6. The movie focuses on two brothers who embark on a quest to meet their father — who was apparently a wizard, but died before they could really remember him.

The quirky star of the film, Ian Lightfoot (voiced by Tom Holland) is turning 16 years old — which prompts his mom to remember a special gift his father left for Ian and his brother, Barley Lightfoot (voiced by Chris Pratt).

The gift? It’s a wizarding staff-like object, causing the brothers to discover their father was apparently a wizard himself. Although, their mom insists he was just an accountant.

With the staff, Ian and Barley can bring their dad back for one day. Ian, excited to meet his father for the first time, sets out to perform the spell to meet his dad.

But, something goes wrong. Only his legs are able to materialize. Now, the brothers are determined to find a way to get the rest of their dad’s body back before the 24-hour period is up — or else Ian will never get to meet his dad.

Check out the official trailer below:



The event is only available at the Megaplex theaters at The District in South Jordan, with tickets going on sale Thursday, Feb. 13.

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