Finally! A prequel to the Toy Story movie franchise! I loved all four movies, and it seemed like each one got better and better, which is a pretty amazing feat for a studio to pull off.
This is Buzz Lightyear’s back story:
A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.
Top Five Reasons to See Lightyear:
-The animation is brilliant.
-The story is endearing.
-We find out why this movie was necessary.
-It’s the franchise starting all over again, and now the original viewers are adults with kids of their own. The perfect family movie!
-You will never believe who Zurg is!
This movie does not have the multi-generational appeal of the Toy Story movies, but the kids will love it.
The film features the voices of Chris Evans as accomplished Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as the enigmatic Zurg. The voice cast also includes Mary McDonald-Lewis as onboard computer I.V.A.N., Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside, Efren Ramirez as Airman Diaz, and Keira Hairston as Young Izzy. Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”), produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”) and featuring a score by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“The Batman,” “Up”), Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” opens only in theaters on June 17, 2022.
Buy your IMAX tickets now, this is going to be a huge hit!
Plus, I have Lightyear Activity Sheets for the whole family!
And my celebrity photos:
But this dad saved his son! Looking to work with Buzz someday!
Director Angus MacLane, who served as co-director of 2016’s “Finding Dory,” joined Pixar Animation Studios as an animator in 1997. His credits also include “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and the Academy Award®-winning films “The Incredibles,” “WALL•E” and “Toy Story 3.” For his work on “The Incredibles,” he received an Annie Award for outstanding achievement in character animation. He won a second Annie Award for outstanding achievement in direction as director of Pixar’s first-ever television special “Toy Story OF TERROR!”
Buzz is honored at Walt Disney World!