It’s only two weeks until our favorite Space Ranger hits movie theaters in “Lightyear,” and Disney and Pixar have released some featurette videos to amp up the excitement for the film.
Legacy of a Space Ranger
In “Legacy of a Space Ranger,” the cast and filmmakers share the impact that the character of Buzz Lightyear has had in their lives, and what to expect from the movie.
In between interviews and film clips, we get to see some of the behind-the-scenes moments of making the film, too.
“I’ve been a fan of Buzz since the first time that I saw ‘Toy Story,'” says actress Keke Palmer, who voices Izzy in the film, as the video begins.
“It’s unlike any Pixar movie to date,” adds actor Chris Evans, who voices the real Buzz Lightyear.
Take a look:
Space Ranger Training
After you’re done watching that, Pixar has released a three-part series of the characters training for their mission…except they’ve created the videos using the action figures produced for the film instead of the actual animated characters.
The videos are also narrated by children as if they were playing with the toys for a television ad.
Part One – Welcome Cadets:
Part Two – Field Tests:
Part Three – Mission Launch:
Poor Mo and those alien life form tentacles!
The Movie Details
Disney*Pixar’s “Lightyear” is directed by Angus MacLane, and will be arriving in U.S. theaters on June 17, 2022.
While they share the same name, this Buzz Lightyear isn’t the lovable plastic hero of the “Toy Story” series. This is the movie that inspired Andy to want the Buzz Lightyear toy.
It will mark the first Pixar film to hit theaters since “Onward” in 2020. “Soul,” “Luca,” and “Turning Red” all premiered on Disney+.
The film also features the voices of Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as the evil Zurg.
Be sure to keep up-to-date on all of our “Lightyear” coverage before going to see the film.