After the mixed comments it received on its way to the big screen, the animated film Lightyear gets ready to land on Disney+ next August 3.
The company announced that the film that shows the origin of the animated toy that stars in the franchise of toy story It will also arrive in Imax format, becoming the first film to arrive in this streaming format.
“Lightyear she looks amazing on the big screen, of course, but we’re so excited to bring her to Disney+. We dedicated years of our lives to this film and we are very proud of it. We want to share it with as many people as possible,” Angus MacLane, director of production, said in a statement.
The film premiered in theaters worldwide on June 17, so its arrival on platforms will happen less than two months after it was on the big screen.
The film has not had the reception it expected, since with a budget of 200 million dollars, not counting the investment in advertising that is estimated to be an additional 100 million, so far it has only raised 213 million worldwide.
Some specialists detail that there were several points that could have caused this film not to have the call that the studio expected, among them the absence of Tim Allenwho gave life to Buzz in the four films that exist in toy story.
Although on this occasion the voice was lent Chris Evanspopular actor for his participation as the Captain America In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans of the original saga showed their discontent on social networks due to the absence of Allen.
Added to this is the controversy caused by the scene in which a gay couple is shown in the film, which also caused the film to be banned in more than ten countries and in some others warnings were placed or that scene was removed from the movie. movie. Despite this, specialized critics have been kind to the film, giving it a 75% approval rating, while the audience gave it 85%.
The plot of the movie Lightyear walks away from the saga toy story to focus on the history of buzz lightyear in his first steps in Star Command, where the process he had from being a simple pilot to becoming the popular hero we all know will be known.
The cast of voices in English was made up, in addition to Evans, by Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Peter Sonn Y james brolin.