Pixar's LIGHTYEAR starring Chris Evans (2022)
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Forget about what Chris Evans said... here is how the creators of "Lightyear" view this movie and how it fits into the Toy Story franchise. 

Evans said that this is the real life Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on... meh 

That would create a LOT of interesting issues. 

Here is what the creators say:

https://www.slashfilm.com/832759/how-lightyear-fits-into-the-toy-story-timeline/#:~:text=So 70s%2C 80s%2C early 90s,would win generations of fans.

 

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On 6/13/2022 at 6:54 PM, Buzzetta said:

Forget about what Chris Evans said... here is how the creators of "Lightyear" view this movie and how it fits into the Toy Story franchise. 

Evans said that this is the real life Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on... meh 

That would create a LOT of interesting issues. 

Here is what the creators say:

https://www.slashfilm.com/832759/how-lightyear-fits-into-the-toy-story-timeline/#:~:text=So 70s%2C 80s%2C early 90s,would win generations of fans.

 

So the animated movie the toy was based on?

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On 6/13/2022 at 7:09 PM, Bosco685 said:

So the animated movie the toy was based on?

Yes... Lightyear is the original movie.  Think of it as the Star Wars prequels with Ewan McGregor but when it came to the toys they had James Arnold Taylor voice the figures and the depiction of Obi Wan on TV (Clone Wars and Rebels)... 

Fans of the series were kind of stuck figuring this out why there are actual space invaders and tech to go planet hopping yet in 95' Laurie Metcalf's mom to Andy is driving around in a normal car along with living in an era of the technology of the time. 

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Infinity isn’t a practical milestone at the box office, so Disney’s “Lightyear” will have to settle for a $20.5 million opening day and beyond.

 

Pixar’s spinoff of its “Toy Story” franchise blasted off on Thursday night with a respectable $5.2 million from preview screenings. However, the film is now tracking to come in below initial expectations, which initially pegged the film for a debut between $70 million and $80 million from 4,255 theaters in North America. What’s more, “Lightyear” is struggling to unseat Universal’s “Jurassic World Dominion” from the top slot on domestic charts during the dino-sequel’s sophomore weekend.

 

There’s certainly winning ways to look at the “Lightyear” opening, as its projected $52 million opening would quite easily mark the highest debut for an animated movie since the onset of the pandemic in North America. Family audiences have been somewhat skittish to return to the big screen as multiplexes have reopened, which had led Disney to rethink its release strategy, opting out of theatrical runs for Pixar’s subsequent three animated features — “Soul,” “Luca” and “Turning Red” — and instead debuting them directly on the company’s streamer Disney+ to bolster subscriptions. After spending more than two years away from theaters, a $52 million opening would show that Pixar still has a place on the big screen.

 

However, it’s not difficult to imagine that Disney was looking to make a bigger splash with “Lightyear.” The spin-off may not even net half of the $120.9 million opening of 2019’s “Toy Story 4,” even though the sci-fi film is a spinoff of Pixar’s crown jewel franchise.

 

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On 6/18/2022 at 12:11 PM, Bosco685 said:

Wow!

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Not sure I remember a movie leading to theaters having to post something like this with a NO REFUND disclaimer.

This was a joke based off of the note The Avon Theatre posted when Tree of Life was released.

It was a deep cut joke and I wouldn’t have known unless I viewed the following tweets by the author. 

 

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So no one's blaming "covid" (yet) for this latest Disney flop?

Good.  So we can all finally agree that "pandemic era" in movies is a dead and buried term (ie, excuse) for a movie nobody cares about doing badly.   (thumbsu

-J.

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