Back in 1995, moviegoers around the world were introduced to one of the most iconic children’s film franchises with the release of the movie Toy Story. An animated film that follows the trials and tribulations of a group of toys that come to life when nobody is around, children from all walks of life were immediately enthralled with the Pixar project that would end up being among their most successful films to date. Since then we have seen the release of three additional Toy Story films with the most recent being released in 2019 in Toy Story 4, introducing a new generation of children to the films many of us grew up on. It seems like the creative minds at Pixar aren’t quite done with this franchise yet however, with the official trailer to the spinoff film Lightyear being unveiled by the movie studio earlier this week.
With the Toy Story franchise being over two decades old now, multiple generations of children have gotten the opportunity to immerse themselves in the timeless story. In said story viewers are introduced to a diverse array of toys that comprise the films cast, however one character in particular seems to have piqued Pixar’s interest. Their new project Lightyear is set to explore that character in greater detail than ever before, serving as an origin story for the iconic character Buzz Lightyear that helped shape the Toy Story. Pixar released the trailer for the new project this week and in it, fans get the opportunity to see the character in a new light that showcases his background as one of the universe’s most esteemed space travellers. Lightyear is set to provide some great background to an already classic franchise and is expected to debut in theaters on June 17th, 2022.
Reboots and spinoffs are more prevalent than ever before as Hollywood reaps the benefits of what they have sewn over the past few decades. Even children’s franchises are no stranger to the Hollywood treatment it seems, with Pixar set to expand upon some of their most memorable work. Lightyear is poised to be just as nostalgic for individuals now in their 20’s and 30’s as it will be imaginative for a new generation of fans when it debuts in theaters next June.