You’ve heard of a pinky promise. Well, this is a PIXAR promise.
PIXAR . finally have confirmation of a theatrical release for the studio’s upcoming directed by and produced by Lightyear, starring who inspired the as the franchise seen in , 2, 3, and 4, will debut at the box office, and have PIXAR’s word on that.
, ‘ upcoming action-adventure Lightyear, has long been scheduled for a box office release on new releases, have wondered whether the box office and Lightyear would ever meet., 2022, but because of recent news concerning PIXAR’s new films which continue to be released directly on the Disney+ platform and rumors about dissension among the ranks at PIXAR and Disney related to
But on Sunday evening during the 94th Academy Awards, PIXAR dropped a new TV ad that got really excited about the studio’s newest piece of genius animation, but because of a strange take on an Encanto-themed performance and an unscripted slap in the face of , you might have missed the ad.
The TV spot lasted 90 seconds, and though it wasn’t a , it did give some insight into the brand-new , which claims to be the of . The ad promised of the not only a theatrical release, but also an IMAX release.
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Beginning with the release of Soul in December 2020, every from has completely bypassed the theater, being released directly to the Disney+ platform instead. Luca followed suit in the summer of 2021, and most recently, PIXAR’s controversial Turning Red, which had been promised a first stop at the box office, was instead released onto Disney’s streaming platform on March 11.
According to Chief Creative Officer , PIXAR’s was released. The idea of a for was on the creative minds at PIXAR, but in the beginning, there was no specific timeline for that ‘s debut. is a project that had its beginnings before the first
Lightyear is a space adventure set in the 1950s and 1960s. will get to learn about the man behind the toy–the behind the action figure.
According to Disney, “Lightyear is a sci-fi action-adventure and the of , the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.”
The film stars the vocal talents of , , , Taika Waititi, , , , ., and .
Lightyear from hits on , 2022. And that’s a promise.