To infinity, Disney Plus and beyond! You can now watch Lightyear online as Pixar’s spin-off Toy Story hits the streaming service after its first theatrical release. At the center of the animated film, Buzz Lightyear is not a toy, but a space ranger. Lightyear’s premise can be explained by a short cutscene at the beginning of the film: “In 1995, Andy got a toy. This toy was based on the movie. This is that movie.”
Lightyear streaming details
Lightyear airs on Disney Plus (will open in a new tab)leaving at 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 3.
Lightyear opened on June 17 and was the first Pixar film to be released in theaters around the world since the start of the pandemic. Although it is considered a box office flop, earning only $219 million on a $200 million production budget, Lighter received 75 percent of Rotten Tomatoes. (will open in a new tab) critical rating and an 84 percent audience rating.
The story follows Buzz (voiced by Chris Evans) as he embarks on an intergalactic adventure. After being stranded on a hostile planet with commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), he must find his way home. But each attempt costs him precious time, and he must team up with new teammates to complete the mission.
Here’s everything you need to watch Lightyear on Disney Plus. Check out the trailer below:
When will Lightyear be released on Disney Plus?
Lightyear airs on Disney Plus (will open in a new tab) right now. It arrived on Wednesday, August 3rd at 3am ET.
Lightyear has a running time of 1 hour 40 minutes and is rated PG.
How to watch Lightyear internationally
Disney Plus is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland and the UK, so accessing Lightyear is easy.
Light Year Cast
Lightyear’s voice cast is led by Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger and test pilot.
He is joined by:
- Peter Sohn as Sox, a robotic cat and Buzz’s companion.
- Uzo Aduba as Alisha Hawthorne, Buzz’s best friend and commander.
- Keke Palmer as Izzy Hawthorne, Alisha’s granddaughter
- Taika Waititi as Mo Morrison, a colonial defense force recruit.
- Dale Soules as Darby Steele, an elderly probationer who is drafted into the army.
- Isaiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside, Alisha’s successor
- Bill Hader as Featheringhamstan / Rookie, Buzz and Alisha’s rookie partner.
Next up: This week’s top 7 new movies to stream are available on HBO Max, Netflix and more. HBO Max just gave me a good reason to rewatch Game of Thrones. Oh, and the Sling TV free trial is back for a very limited time.
Today’s Best Disney+ Deals