Buzz Lightyear introduces ‘real-life’ space rangers in Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ trailer
Kids and kids at heart won today.
Disney and Pixar released a new trailer for the animated sci-fi movie Lightyear on Tuesday, February 1, introducing the origin story of Buzz Lightyear.
After the release of the fourth Toy Story film in 2019, fans thought it would be the last time they would see the beloved talking toys after Andy, who is a college grown-up already, gave out his childhood toys to another kid. But the living toys and villains from Andy’s world are not in the picture. Instead, Lightyear is all things alien and space — and human rangers.
Buzz Lightyear will make his comeback as a fictional “human” space soldier within the Toy Story world. Buzz Lightyear was introduced in Toy Story in 1995 as the toy version of the real Star Command astronaut. If the information confuses everything, at least the trailer looks exciting!
Chris Evans lent his voice as the Star Command astronaut, joining Taika Waititi as the Star Command officer and Keke Palmer as a Star Command companion.
“Animated movies were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams. They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing… “Thank you” doesn’t even come close.” Evans shared in a Twitter post.
Introducing Emperor Zuck as a wicked and massive robot, the trailer follows Buzz as he lands in an extraterrestrial world after a test flight, where he encounters a group of robots and mysterious creatures tracking him. The trailer also teased the appearance of tentacular space creatures and various star command officers.
Angus McLane directed Lightyear, the same director of Finding Dory, and it was written by the chief creative officer of Pixar, Pete Docter, so it would not be surprising if the new animated film is as enthralling as the previous Pixar movies.
“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,” McLane shared.
Is it worth the buzz? We will find that out when Lightyear hits the cinemas through infinity and beyond on June 17.
Originally published at globaldailymirror.com on February 10, 2022.