On June 17, audiences blasted off to infinity and beyond with the newest film from Disney and Pixar, Lightyear. The movie starred Chris Evans as the voice of the titular Space Ranger and told the story that inspired one of the most famous toys of all time. While the film did not bring in a lot of money to the box office, those who have seen Lightyear have really enjoyed it. On the movie rankings website Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is currently at 75% on the Tomatometer and has an 84% audience score.
During the height of COVID, Disney was forced to release its new movies on its streaming service, Disney+. Once films could be shown in theaters again, some people were still uncomfortable about sitting indoors with a bunch of strangers, so Disney began releasing new movies in theaters for 45 days, then bringing them to Disney+. That proved to be very successful with films like Encanto, so Lightyear is getting the same treatment.
Disney shared on its official Twitter account that Lightyear will be available to stream on Disney+ on August 3, which is technically 47 days after its theatrical release.
Get ready to blast off with Disney and Pixar’s #Lightyear streaming August 3 only on
Get ready to blast off with Disney and Pixar's #Lightyear streaming August 3 only on @DisneyPlus. 🚀💫 pic.twitter.com/5M3IFMTrFW
— Disney (@Disney) July 19, 2022
If you have not had the chance to make it to the theater to watch Lightyear, here is more information on the movie from Disney/Pixar.
From Disney and Pixar comes an animated sci-fi action-adventure — the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. “Lightyear” follows the legendary space ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits, Izzy, Mo and Darby, and his robot companion Sox. As this motley crew embark on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army who are never far behind.
Lightyear is rated PG and also stars Keke Palmer as Izzy Hawthorne, Peter Sohn as SOX, Dale Soules as Darby Steel, Taika Waititi as Mo Morrison, James Brolin as Zurg, and Uzo Aduba as Alisha Hawthorne. The film is still in theaters if you wanted the chance to see it on the big screen.