Lightyear a fun adventure that tells the origin story of Buzz Lightyear the hero who inspired the toy. Introducing the legendary space ranger alongside a group of ambitious recruits who will join him in this new intergalactic action-adventure film that hits theaters June 16.
Lightyear when the filmmakers of Toy Story created Buzz Lightyear, they envisioned a movie hero capable of inspiring a line of toys. Bringing Lightyear's story to life, director Angus MacLane wondered what movie did Andy see that made him beg for that fantastic action figure with lasers, karate moves, and streamlined space wings? ‘Lightyear’ is that movie that Andy and his friends saw and probably just about everyone else in the world. I wanted to do something that lived up to those big-budget, hugely entertaining, fun movies, says the director.
'Lightyear' is the result of the joining forces of some of Pixar's most outstanding talent. Before taking the lead on the new film, MacLane co-directed Finding Dory, while also joining the animation team for titles such as Toy Story 3, Up: A Tall Adventure and Wall-E. The producer is Galyn Susman, whose production credits include Toy Story 4 And The Shorts Toy Story: Forgotten In Time, Toy Story Horror and Hawaii Vacation. Co-writer Jason Headley, meanwhile, is the creator of the story and the screenwriter of UNITED.
The new film transports audiences to T'Kam Prime, an uncharted planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth, swampy and teeming with climbing plants and swarms of massive insects. Buzz gets there when he decides to turn his ship off course and not return home after completing his last mission. However, when he wants to leave the planet, his ship crashes and both he and his crew are stranded in this hostile environment, the perfect setting for new intergalactic adventures.
“Buzz is the guy that things never seem to go wrong for a long time. In this film we see him for the first time fall into a losing streak. Something he's never experienced before,” observes executive producer Andrew Stanton, who collaborated on all four films in the Toy Story franchise.
Pixar has been characterized as one of the most emblematic animated film creators in the world. Although his films are aimed at a child audience, adults show excitement when this studio announces a new film in its history. And it is that, all its franchises have been a resounding success, so thousands of viewers yearn for a new story to be able to view it since its premiere in the cinema.
Such is the case of Toy Story, an animated saga that left thousands of memories to the audience since its time on the big screen. When it was thought that it would be the end of this franchise, the producers did not stay with the desire and sought to venture into new stories that would complement the 1995 odyssey.
It was on December 10, 2020, that they announced the new spin-off of Woody's best friend, the incredible and bold astronaut Buzz Lightyear. Where they established that the premiere date would be June 17 of this year.
That is why movie companies in Mexico launched Buzz Lightyear pre-sale tickets on the market. On the afternoon of this June 2, the national cinema chains let the public know that the sale of tickets for the film began.
Cinemex, through its official Twitter account, announced by means of a statement that the tickets would already be available for purchase, for which it wrote: “Space Log-June 2022: Lightyear tickets are already on sale! I repeat, Lightyear's Cinemex presale has begun! Go for them at the speed of light”, along with the official poster of the film.
On the other hand, Cinépolis was not far behind and, also, made known to its followers through Twitter that the tickets could already be obtained in a league associated with the virtual boxes on its site: “The most incredible astronaut of all times is ready to hit my theaters, so I'm very happy to tell you that the presale for Lightyear is now ready.
If you are looking to be among the first to obtain tickets for this adventure on the big screen, it is time to run to the platform of your favorite cinema to buy tickets to be able to see and learn about the story of the bravest astronaut in the galaxy, this June 17.
Without a doubt, this spin-off has caused quite a bit of expectation in the public, since, as mentioned above, Toy Story was one of the most successful animated films of its time. Given this, the confirmation of this tape caused a lot of nostalgia among viewers.
Such a film is directed by Angus MacLane, a recognized Pixar director who has titles like Finding Dory (2016) or Toy Story of terror (2013). Therefore, the film promises to be a success for the film industry.
This long-awaited story is that Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure with a group of recruits and his robot companion, where in his first approach to the screens you can see that the astronaut is present with his famous phrase: "To infinity and beyond".
Also, Buzz restarts his mission to return home with his team. At first, he must turn on his ship again, but nothing goes as expected. “My mistake left us stranded on this strange planet. I need to fix it”, are the words of Woody's best friend in front of his damaged vehicle.
Pixar has formed one of the most emblematic animated film universes in recent years, captivating its fans of all ages film after film. Now, Disney is set to release Lightyear, a movie that tells the story of the character that the popular Toy Story character was inspired by.
Given this, and the sure demand that the movie that will compete at the box office with Jurassic World: Dominion will have, the pre-sale of movie tickets in Mexico began.
This, after some national movie chains announced that, indeed, tickets can already be purchased for the first performances.
Likewise, the Cinépolis chain announced that this same June 2 the pre-sale of tickets began, so the fastest will be the first to see the long-awaited film.
This film is inspired by the astronaut Edwin Eugene Aldrin, who was nicknamed "Buzzer" by his sister because he could not pronounce the word brother, which in Spanish means brother. He is one of the members who participated in NASA's Apollo 11 mission that reached the Moon in July 1969. In 1988 he decided to change his name to Buzz Aldrin.
Lightyear is one of the most anticipated films of this year as it is the first Disney production to have theatrical release after the studio's last three films have been released directly on its streaming platform, Disney+: Soul, Luca and Turning Red, and Formula 1 drivers will be appearing in them.
In addition to being attractive due to its theatrical release, Lightyear will be the fifth film to be released within the universe that makes up the Toy Story films, along with all the shorts that were made. The tape is a prequel/spin-off that will serve to discover the origin behind the real astronaut who inspired a toy company to make the popular Buzz Lightyear.
In the film, it was revealed in recent days, the two Formula 1 Scuderia Ferrari drivers will lend their voices to a mysterious character: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
The Monegasque pilot and the Spanish pilot were hired by Pixar to voice the same character, each in their respective language. “It was something strange and much more difficult than I thought. It was a great experience and I can't wait to see the final result," said Leclerc, who is currently fighting for the Formula 1 world championship against last year's winner Max Verstappen.
Joining Evans in the cast of the animated film will be Keke Palmer as Izzy, Peter Sohn as Sox, Dale Soules as Steel, Taika Waititi as Morrison, and James Brolin as Emperor Zurg, who in the toy version played the villain of the popular astronaut.
We understand you, the best moviegoing plans come thanks to the planning of a whole weekend, so we recommend that you take out your calendar and mark June 2, the date on which Cinemex confirmed its pre-sale through a publication on networks social.
At the moment Cinépolis has not revealed what its presale date will be, this includes both social networks and its website. However, it is very likely that it will share it with Cinemex, just as it happened with Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness or any other blockbuster.
Lightyear was one of the animated films developed by Disney that suffered censorship from senior managers on issues of sexual diversity. Even the letter from some workers who claimed a kiss scene between two characters of the same sex had been cut was made public. Over time, the company rectified this issue and restored that scene that we can see in the final cut.