According to Deadline, the Disney Pixar film ‘Lightyear’ will not be on the Cannes lineup this year. There is still the possibility that the film will have a private showing that week in Rivera. However, it is clear that the animated film is not part of the Official Selection, which was released to the press yesterday.
What is Lightyear about?
Lightyear is an upcoming American animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Pictures. The film is a spin-off of the famous Toy Story franchise. Lightyear serves as the origin story for one of his popular characters, Buzz Lightyear.
In the film, Buzz Lightyear and his command team are ready to test their first flight after being stuck on the ground for over a year. Buzz ventures into space where he is thrown into battle. He has to face and fight Emperor Zurg and his army of huge robots.
Toy Story franchise
Buzz Lightyear is an action figure of the astronaut that belonged to Andy Davis in Toy Story. Buzz was created when astronauts were quite popular with children. Lightyear’s arrival in the film creates a conflict with Sherriff Woody, the main character, since he used to be Andy’s favorite toy.
Also, other toys are skeptical of Lightyear and do not initially accept him. The part of the movie that the kids were most excited about was how all the toys came to life when they were on their own. The rivalry eventually turns into lifelong friendship and brotherhood.
The fictional pilot/astronaut was one of the popular main characters in the Toy Story franchise. this will be on the 26ththe Pixar animated film. Its premiere is scheduled for June 17.the, 2022 in Dolby Cinema, RealD and IMAX formats. The voice cast for the film includes Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Chris Evans and James Brolin.
What films will be screened at Cannes?
Some of the films that have been confirmed for 75the Cannes Film Festival are by Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick along with the Elvis Presley biopic called Elvis by Baz Luhrmann. Three thousand years of longing, starring Idris Elba along with Tilda Swinton. There is also David Cronenberg’s crimes of the future starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen and Lea Seydoux.
There has also been a lot of gossip and speculation on social media for about a week regarding a new David Lynch movie that could debut on the Croisette. However, the festival has refused to comment on the matter.
The Toy Story franchise is one of the most popular that almost every child and many adults have seen. The franchise had a budget of $520 million and earned over $3 billion, thus securing its spot as the 20ththe highest grossing franchise in the world. It is also the fourth highest-grossing animated franchise.
Seeing how hugely successful the franchise was, it’s safe to say that large numbers of people will be flocking to theaters to see Light-year. Although fans are excited about the film, not showing it at the Cannes Film Festival will hardly affect its popularity and potential to be a successful film.