The Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have revealed the Lightyear teaser trailer and poster, which you can both view below!
Lightyear is an original feature film releasing exclusively in theaters on June 17, 2022. The movie is the definitive origin story of the hero who inspired the toy.
The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear — the hero who inspired the toy — introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans.
“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” says Evans.
“Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else.”
Evans added: “Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.”
Annie Award-winning director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane, who co-directed 2016’s Finding Dory, helms Lightyear. Galyn Susman (Toy Story That Time Forgot short) produces.
It makes sense that Disney would want to continue the Toy Story franchise, which has already grossed more than $3 billion worldwide for the company.
The franchise consists of four CG-animated films, including Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019). The first installment was the first feature-length film to be made entirely using computer-generated footage.
The first two movies were directed by John Lasseter, the third film by Lee Unkrich (who was co-director on the second film with Ash Brannon), and the fourth movie was helmed by Josh Cooley.
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