"Lightyear" is a 2022 American computer-animated science fiction action-adventure film directed by Angus MacLane.
The starring cast includes Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, Keke Palmer as Izzy Hawthorne, Peter Sohn as Sox, James Brolin as Emperor Zurg, Taika Waititi as Mo Morrison, Dale Soules as Darby Steel, Uzo Aduba as Alisha Hawthorne, Mary McDonald-Lewis as I.V.A.N., Efren Ramirez as Airman Diaz, Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside and others.

Here are "Lightyear" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Lightyear movie?

Pixar on Thursday, April 21, 2022 released the trailer for "Lightyear" you can watch here:
Lightyear | Official Trailer 2.

Plot summary

What is Lightyear movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Lightyear" movie plot summary.

A framing device explains that the film was the favorite of a young Andy Davis, and that the Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) toy he received in 1995 was based on it.
Buzz Lightyear, a Galactic Ranger in Star Command, and his commanding officer and best friend, Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), explore the habitable planet, Tikana Prime, with their new recruit, Featheringhamstan (Bill Hader). They are forced to retreat to their exploration vessel after discovering that the planet hosts hostile lifeforms. Buzz damages the vessel during the retreat, forcing the crew to evacuate in order to conduct repairs and continue their journey.
One year later, the crew have constructed a nascent colony along with the necessary infrastructure to conduct repairs. Buzz volunteers to test hyperspace fuel, a key component of the repairs. However, after a four-minute test, he finds that four years have passed on Tikana Prime, due to the effects of time dilation from having travelled at relativistic speeds.
Buzz is introduced to Sox (Peter Sohn), a robotic feline, and continues testing the hyperspace fuel. With every test, four more years pass on Tikana Prime, until eventually over 62 years have passed. During this time, the colony develops while Alisha raises a family with her wife Kiko, subsequently dying of old age.
During these 62 years Sox improves the fuel's composition so that it can be used to obtain faster-than-light speeds. Buzz uses this new fuel composition for a successful hyperspace test against the orders of his new commanding officer, Commander Burnside (Isiah Whitlock Jr.). After the test Buzz finds that 22 years have passed, during which Tikana Prime has been invaded by a force of robots led by the mysterious Emperor Zurg (James Brolin).


Who plays who in the Lightyear movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Lightyear" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Chris Evans  as Buzz Lightyear a young test pilot and Galactic Ranger
Keke Palmer  as Izzy Hawthorne Alisha's granddaughter, whom Buzz meets
Peter Sohn  as Sox a robotic cat and Buzz's companion
James Brolin  as Emperor Zurg the commander of the invading robotic army
Taika Waititi  as Mo Morrison a fresh and naΓ―ve recruit in the colonial defense forces
Dale Soules  as Darby Steel an elderly paroled convict
Uzo Aduba  as Alisha Hawthorne Buzz's best friend and commanding officer and one of Izzy's grandmothers
Mary McDonald-Lewis  as I.V.A.N. a voice-activated virtual assistant
Efren Ramirez  as Airman Diaz an acquaintance of Buzz Lightyear
Isiah Whitlock Jr.  as Commander Burnside
Keira Hairston  as Young Izzy
Bill Hader  as Featheringhamstan a new recruit partnered with Buzz and Alisha
Angus MacLane  as ERIC / DERIC & Zyclops

Release date

When is Lightyear movie release date?

"Lightyear" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 8, 2022 (El Capitan Theatre) and on June 17, 2022 (United States) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, HKC Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany.


What are Lightyear filming details?

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. The film's budget is $200 million.

"Lightyear" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Lightyear movie?

"Lightyear" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 4.6/10.

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