Disney Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ to land on Disney+ on 3 August

Disney+ revealed that they would be streaming Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear beginning 3 August 2022. A new spot celebrating the upcoming launch is now available.

Lightyear looks amazing on the big screen, of course, but we are so excited to bring it to Disney+. We devoted years of our lives to this film and we are so proud of it. We want to share it with as many people as possible. Disney+ not only gives more fans an opportunity to see Lightyear, it gives us all the means to see it again and again,” said Angus MacLane, who helmed the film.

The movie has been co-written and directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman. It features a score by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Batman, Up). The movie Lightyear is in theaters now.

According to recent reports, Lightyear has collected $51 million from 4,255 North American theatres. The Disney film was expected to generate at least $70 million. After facing a tough competition from Universal’s behemoth Jurassic World Dominion and Paramount’s high-flying Top Gun: Maverick, the Disney movie failed to perform at the box-office.

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.

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 Díaz, Keira Hairston as Young Izzy and Tim Peake as Tim/Mission Control (in U.K. release).