Calling all Pixar fans! Who’s ready to go to “infinity and beyond”? We have exciting news to share as Pixar has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated new film, Lightyear.
Pixar’s Toy Story film franchise include Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019) has been a huge success with favorite characters such as Sherriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Slinky Dog, and many more. With Toy Story Land joining Disney Parks and a love for all things Toy Story among many Disney fans, it’s no wonder Pixar decided to take a new angle on one of the most beloved characters… Buzz Lightyear!
Now, we’ll have a chance to take a step back and understand exactly why Buzz Lightyear became a beloved toy… could it be because “Every hero has a beginning”? Well, Pixar is sending us on an intergalactic adventure with its newest film upcoming film, Lightyear, to find out.
Pixar explains that “Lightyear” is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure.
Director Angus MacLane said, “Buzz’s world was always something I was excited about. In ‘Toy Story,’ there seemed to be this incredible backstory to him being a Space Ranger that’s only touched upon, and I always wanted to explore that world further. So my ‘Lighytear’ pitch was, ‘What was the movie that Andy saw that made him want a Buzz Lightyear toy?’ I wanted to see that movie. And now I’m lucky enough to get to make it.”
Joining Chris Evans (voice of Buzz), are Keke Palmer, Dale Soules and Taika Waititi as a group of ambitious recruits. Peter Sohn voices Buzz’s robot companion, Sox, and the cast also includes the voices of Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr. “Lightyear” is produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”).
“The cast for ‘Lightyear’ is truly a dream team,” said MacLane. “Each of the performers immediately inhabited their character, which gave us the opportunity to play a bit during recording sessions. This resulted in a level of specificity that elevated the material and brought additional depth to the characters’ relationships. It has been a privilege to work with such a talented and generous cast.”
Plus, we have high hopes as we have learned award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, is on board to score “Lightyear.” Giacchino has a long history with Pixar; he won an Oscar, Golden Globe and GRAMMY for the original score in “Up.” His other Pixar credits include “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Cars 2,” “Inside Out,” “Coco” and “Incredibles 2,” among others. The Lightyear Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available on June 17, 2022.
Buckle up as Pixar releases the exciting new “Lightyear” trailer below:
This looks great! We’re looking forward to seeing Lightyear in theaters this summer, June 17, 2022.