Original title: Lightyear
Tagline: Infinity awaits.
Duration: 0h 0min
Status: In Production
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
Original language: en
Release date: 2022-06-16
DVD Covers, 2022, Adventure, Animation, Custom Covers, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Lightyear 2022 DVD Cover – Summary
Lightyear 2022 DVD Cover. While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.
LIGHTYEAR begins with a reminder that, in 1995, a boy named Andy was given a Buzz Lightyear action figure from his favorite movie — and this is that movie. (In other words, this movie is not the origin story of Andy’s beloved toy and Woody’s best friend: This movie is positioned as the reason the toy existed in the first place.)
The Buzz in this movie (voiced by Chris Evans) is indeed a Space Ranger who takes his missions very seriously. While he’s investigating an alien planet with his commanding officer/best friend, Commander Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), and a rookie who has a lot to learn about being a space ranger, sentient vines start entangling them and their spacecraft, and all 1,200 passengers end up marooned there.
Trying to fix the spacecraft, Buzz volunteers to undergo a series of test flights (with help from a brilliant therapy cat robot named Sox) to see whether they’re capable of achieving hyperspace and getting off the planet. But Buzz discovers that each flight costs him time — four years or more. In between test flights, he reconnects with Alisha and her growing family (wife, son, and eventually granddaughter).
But once the lonely and singularly focused Buzz finally breaks the hyperspace code, he finds that an army of killer robots and their leader, Emperor Zurg (James Brolin), are terrorizing the planet. Buzz must work with a misfit group of three inexperienced space ranger cadets — eager young Izzy (Keke Palmer), kind Mo (Taika Waititi), and jaded explosives specialist Darby Steel (Dale Soules) — to help defeat Zurg.