The first reactions to Pixar’s Lightyear have arrived, and they show exactly why Pixar won’t let Toy Story die anytime soon.
Pixar’s latest project, Light yearcomes from the world of toy storyand early reactions show exactly why Pixar will never let the toy story die of frankness. Pixar continues to be a powerhouse in the animation world and continues to bring its audience at least one movie a year. 2022 saw the release of turn red and prepare now for Light yearthe first Pixar movie to hit theaters since Ahead.
Directed by Angus MacLane (Finding Dory), Light year tells the origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the famous toy introduced in toy story. Light year follows the legendary Space Ranger on a mission that leaves him stranded on a hostile planet millions of light-years from Earth. Buzz must find a way to return home through space and time, and for that he will be joined by a group of ambitious recruits and a robot companion cat, Sox (Peter Sohn). However, Buzz’s plans become complicated when the arrival of the infamous Emperor Zurg (James Brolin) threatens the mission.
Since Light year was announced in 2020, there have been many questions surrounding its ties to toy story and the Buzz Lightyear toy that audiences have come to know and love, plus why Pixar chose Light year more Toy Stoy 5 and why the studio refuses to let the toy story die of frankness. As mentioned above, Light year is the first Pixar movie to hit theaters again since Aheadlike all the films that followed have been sent to Disney+, and it’s set for a June 17 release, but early reactions have already arrived, with plenty of praise from critics finally showing that toy story is still Pixar’s highest-grossing franchise, which is why it won’t let it die.
toy story was not only Pixar’s first film, but also the first fully computer-animated feature film, earning a place in cinematic history. toy story became a franchise with four movies, four TV series, a short film and a live-action TV movie centered on Buzz Lightyear. Certainly, all the developed content of the toy story franchise was as successful as the films, but the positive reception of Light year proves that the toy story the universe can live on through the movies, and with Light yearwith box office projections high, it’s likely the box office will further prove this point, showing that there’s still a large audience for toy story contents. Light yearThe early success of is a good sign for Pixar, which will most likely continue to exploit toy story for more, whether with the widespread toy story 5 or even a Woody origin movie now that Buzz has his own.
Although at the time of this writing, there are no plans for more toy story spin-off films and a fifth film is unofficial, if Light year turns out to be a big hit at the box office, it won’t be surprising if Pixar decides to move forward with even more content from the toy story universe. Surely, toy story 4 gave the film series a satisfying conclusion, but many spinoffs could come from the saga.
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- Light year (2022)Release date: June 17, 2022
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