Pixar Animation Studios Lightyear, under the umbrella of the Walt Disney Company. Lightyear will release a new adventure story of the Captain of the Universe Protection Unit of the Space Ranger Corps of the Intergalactic Alliance, Buzz Lightyear.
The Lightyear fictional character from the Toy Story animated film franchise, is an action figure that reflects an astronaut and is one of the toys of Andy, a close friend of the famous cowboy doll named Woody.
The movie Lightyear, which opens in theaters next month, tells the story of Buzz Lightyear's journey into space. On his way to an alien planet, he must undertake a dangerous mission to explore a new planet.
Buzz Lightyear's life story will be made even more special by the presence of two Formula 1 stars, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, who will be voice actors for a day.
"Both Ferrari drivers will voice the same character - which is still being kept secret - in different cameos in the animated film, with Charles playing the Italian version and Carlos the Spanish one," the Maranello team said in a statement.
"To find out which character they play, we will have to wait for the film to be released, on June 15 in Italy and June 17 in Spain."
In 1995 a boy named Andy Davis received a toy for his birthday: Buzz Lightyear, a state-of-the-art astronaut who, with his colored lights and eloquent phrases, would gradually displace his old favorite toy, Woody the cowboy.
What Andy did not imagine is that in his absence all the toys in his room came to life. But, unlike his companions, Buzz never felt like a toy and claimed that he was a space explorer who had had a mission on an unknown planet.
Almost three decades later we can say that Buzz was right and we will have the opportunity to see Andy's favorite movie, the one that inspired the toy that fell in love with generations of millennials around the world.
On June 16, 2022, "Lightyear" arrives in theaters in Latin America, the animated film that brought together Disney and Pixar to narrate the adventures of the commander and space hero that inspired Buzz Lightyar, the toy that together with Woody starred in "Toy Story".
"'Lightyear' is a great excuse to tell a sci-fi story that has nothing to do with 'Toy Story' except that it's one of the movies that Andy loved as a kid. For us it was an excuse to make that sci-fi movie." fiction we dreamed of as children," said Jeremy Lasky, the film's director of photography, in an exclusive interview with Filo.news.
Since we have the premiere of Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness on our doorstep, there is another movie we have to talk about. Nothing more and nothing less than Lightyear, the 'origin' movie of Buzz Lightyear, the famous astronaut from Toy Story.
In this new advance we know more about the plot. Captain Lightyear faces a mission with a group of rookie recruits, so he will try to bring out the most heroic side of him (accompanied by a robot cat) to bring his mission to fruition.
Lightyear opens on June 16 in various theaters. It will last 1 hour and 40 minutes.
They really aren't necessary, but at MARCA Claro we recommend that you 'flip' the four animated Toy Story movies. If they do not serve as context, at least you will have had a good moment of relaxation. There's still a Buzz movie with the same kind of Toy Story animation that you might see.
Buzz Lightyear, who turned 27 this year, changed his face and voice to return hand in hand with a film that speaks to new generations. "Lightyear" is based on the assumption of imagining what the planet Buzz lived on would really be like, his exploits, his fears and his dreams.
Featuring the voice of Chris Evans, "Lightyear" features the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure after an incident in which he is marooned on a distant, hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth.
Buzz will try to find his way back home through space and time. He is joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot cat, Sox. Despite his best efforts, the mission is threatened by the arrival of Zurg and his robot army.
Lightyear hasn't landed in theaters yet, and Disney and Pixar are already preparing their next animated feature film, which is also expected to be released in theaters next year.
The project will be titled Elemental and will be directed by Peter Sohn, the filmmaker behind the Pixar short film Partially Cloudy and the feature film Arlo's Journey.
The plot of the new Disney-Pixar movie places us in a magical world in which beings with the elements of fire, water, earth and air coexist.
Under Lightyear premise we are introduced to Ember and Wade, a couple that can appear to be very opposite, since she is a young woman full of fire and he is a guy through whom the current flows. However, they soon discover how much they have in common.
To whet your appetite, Pixar's Twitter account has shown the first conceptual art of the film Elemental with its protagonists, which you can take a look at below.
As with Luca, the plot of Elemental is inspired by the childhood of its director in New York, who through a statement explained the reasons that led him to make this film.
Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director of "Finding Dory") and produced by Galyn Susman ("Toy Story: Forgotten in Time"), "Lightyear" promises to show another side of the toy that marked several generations and of which, until now, We did not know its origin.
To tell this story, its filmmakers visited NASA and created graphics and scenes as real as possible to what a real astronaut lives in space. However, as in all Pixar movies, the focus is on its characters.
Far from recreating the comic book spirit of Buzz, the protagonist of "Lightyear" is a serious astronaut, determined to save the earth from an army of ruthless robots, even if it takes him dozens of trips back in time in which his friends will grow old. except him, who spends most of his days 4.2 million light-years away.
On each return home, Lightyear will find a new scenario that will confront him with the anguish of saying goodbye to his loved ones and the joy of the arrival of new ones. "Lightyear" will raise the flag of inclusion and diversity and show a gay and interracial couple getting married and having a child.
Although those of us who grew up with those movies have a hard time assimilating it (or admitting it), Toy Story is getting closer to its 30th birthday. Long enough to be considered an old movie by the youngest and longer than necessary for Disney to start figuring out new ways to cash in on the franchise by tapping into nostalgia.
But although it would not be unreasonable to imagine that one day we could face a Toy Story 5, at the moment the future of the saga of toys is not there and rather it is deposited in Lightyear, a film that after spending more than five years in development aims to mark the return of Pixar to theaters starting this July 16.
As the trailers have advanced, Lightyear will tell the story of the space explorer that inspired Andy's toy. But this time it won't be a story like the 2D movie Buzz Lightyear: Star Command (2000), but it's a much more ambitious bet.
In fact, at the Lightyear press conference that Mouse had the opportunity to attend, the film's director, Angus MacLane (co-director of Finding Dory), pointed out that Lightyear would be like Andy's Star Wars.
“I saw a movie that changed my life: Star Wars. And after seeing Star Wars, all I wanted to play was Star Wars." “All I wanted to draw was Star Wars. Star Wars was my religion. And that lasted for years. But Star Wars was just the beginning of a series of sci-fi classics that defined my childhood."
“Lightyear It seemed like every year there was another classic that defined the genre. And then in 1995 I saw another movie that changed my life: Toy Story. Now they remember that in Toy Story, Andy had a birthday party. His favorite gift was a character he loved, Buzz Lightyear the Space Ranger. And it was a toy that would redefine playtime for Andy. And I've always wondered what movie Buzz was from, you know? Why couldn't we just make that movie? So that's what we did. Introducing Lightyear, the movie Andy saw that changed his life. Andy's Star Wars”, added the director.
Comparing any movie with A New Hope, the original installment of Star Wars, is something no less. But in the context that MacLane raised it, it is a simple resource to understand because basically Lightyear wants to present himself as the movie that Andy saw (either as a 1995 release or something earlier) and that simply made him fall in love with something that would mark his life.
But obviously Lightyear will not be launched in the world of Toy Story and will have the mission of conquering the audiences of our reality in 2022.
In that sense, the film not only wants to attract viewers with the gigantic hook of the Toy Story brand, but it would also seek to captivate the public with the promise of presenting itself as Pixar's first science fiction bet.
"Toy Story" was a first in several respects: Pixar's first feature film and the first film in cinema history to be completely animated with digital effects.
Far from being a pilot test, the film directed by John Lasseter became the beacon of animated films of the new generation, not only for its visual effects but also for the depth of its characters and its narrative.
That is why 27 years after its premiere in November 1995 "Toy Story" had three more installments and we are still talking about it and its endearing protagonists: the evil boy Sid Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, the spring dog Slinky, the dinosaur Rex, the shepherdess Bo-Peep and other sequels such as the cowgirl Jessie, the fork Forky or the villainous teddy bear Lotso.
Leclerc explained that he was happy to be involved in the Lightyear movie. According to him, the experience of being a voice actor is a unique and inexplicable sensation.
The Lightyear movie, which opens in theaters next month, tells the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero of the original Toy Story franchise, the first installment of which was released in 1995.
Leclerc and Sainz were hired as dubbing actors for the film, lending their voices to the same character in the Italian and Spanish versions, respectively. The character of the two Ferrari F1 drivers is being kept under wraps for now.
Images were revealed on Wednesday of Leclerc and Sainz going to Pixar studios to voice their role.
"It was my first voice cameo," said Leclerc, current leader of the Formula 1 championship. "It was a completely different experience than what I've done in the past. It was a bit strange and a lot more difficult than I thought."
Leclerc and Sainz are not the first F1 drivers to voice animated roles. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both worked on the Cars franchise, and also voiced the same character in Cars 2 and Cars 3 in their native languages.
Cars 2 also featured voice acting from drivers such as Fernando Alonso, Jacques Villeneuve and Vitaly Petrov. Cars 3 made more use of NASCAR stars like Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Chase Elliot.
Both Lightyear and Cars have been produced by the legendary animation studio Pixar and released by their parent company, Disney.
Lightyear will be the fifth film in the Top Story universe, and a prequel to the four installments in the main Toy Story series.
Upon its release in 1995, Toy Story became a resounding success. The two most recent installments, Toy Story 3 and 4, grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide.
The Formula 1 drivers will make their film dubbing debut and will travel 'to infinity and beyond' in the Spanish and Italian versions of the film. Sainz will become a dubbing actor in the Spanish film and Leclerc in the Italian one, although at the moment the character they give life to has not been revealed. In fact, Carlos Sainz himself has recorded a video in which he urges his followers to pay attention to the premiere to find out when he appears.
'Lightyear' tells the story of the hero who inspired the toy, Buzz Lightyear. The film follows the adventures of the legendary Space Guardian after he is trapped on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth along with his commander and his crew. Buzz tries to find a way to get back home and to do so, he will have help from a group of ambitious recruits. But the villainous Zurg complicates his mission.
Without going into details that might spoil your experience, Lightyear will tell a story where Buzz and his crew of space explorers are trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Thus, in an attempt to save the day, Buzz will undertake a mission that will end up taking him out of his time.
According to MacLane, that was important because throughout all the Toy Story movies and shorts they have always shown Buzz's common conflict with his environment, but they also wanted to tell a larger story about how time passes in all of our lives.
It's not the first time we've seen an F1 driver voice a movie character. Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Michael Schumacher already did it in the 'Cars' saga.
"To infinity and beyond!". Who has not said it at some time? With this phrase Buzz Lightyear conquered millions of viewers around the world. The space toy is one of the protagonists of Toy Story (1995), one of the great animated films that has united generations. Both parents and children, and even grandparents, have enjoyed Andy's adventures and his toys on more than one occasion.
Now, thanks to Lightyear, the time has come to discover the true story behind Buzz. The film hits theaters on June 17 and features Chris Evans as the voice of the main hero.
While it is true that we all know the Buzz Lightyear toy from the original version, in Lightyear we will meet the real character. The film focuses on the movie that Andy saw to want the toy. A completely new story where Buzz is no longer a plastic toy. Away from the Toy Story universe, he promises many space adventures that will conquer the public.
Here we give you the keys why Lightyear is the most anticipated animated film of this 2022.