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Disney and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Coming to Disney+

The original sci-fi animated space adventure about the legendary Space Ranger streams into living rooms next month; check out the just dropped spot and get ready to voyage ‘To infinity and beyond!’

Disney and Pixar’s sci-fi action-adventure 3D CGI animated feature Lightyear tells the origin story of the legendary Toy Story franchise Space Ranger - and Disney+ has just announced Buzz Lightyear’s intergalactic adventure will stream into homes on August 3.

Lightyear looks amazing on the big screen, of course, but we are so excited to bring it to Disney+,” shared Angus MacLane, who helmed the film. “We devoted years of our lives to this film, and we are so proud of it. We want to share it with as many people as possible. Disney+ not only gives more fans an opportunity to see ‘Lightyear,’ it gives us all the means to see it again and again.”

Lightyear follows Buzz, marooned with his commander and crew on a hostile planet that’s 4.2 million light-years from Earth. As he tries to find a way back home through space and time, a group of ambitious recruits joins him along with his charming robot companion cat, Sox. But things get complicated when Zurg arrives, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda threatening Buzz’s mission.

Celebrating the streaming announcement, the Disney+ dropped a new spot - check it out:

The film features the voices of Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, 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 voices the enigmatic Zurg. The voice cast includes Mary McDonald-Lewis as onboard computer I.V.A.N.; Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside; Efren Ramirez as Airman Díaz; Keira Hairston as Young Izzy; and Tim Peake as Tim/Mission Control (in U.K. release).

The film is helmed by director Angus MacLane (co-director Finding Dory) and produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”). The score is by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Batman, Up). Lightyear is now playing in theaters.

Source: Disney+

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.