Bright Year was the first Pixar film in two years to hit theaters. A month and a half later, it finally appeared on the Disney+ streaming platform. Today, August 3, subscribers can watch the Toy Story spin-off at home. It should be noted that this is the first animated film by Disney and Pixar on Disney+ with scenes in extended IMAX aspect ratio.
With IMAX Enhanced, the film comes in an IMAX-exclusive Enhanced Aspect Ratio that gives viewers up to 26% more viewing for key movie scenes without the need for special equipment. This means more activity is visible on your screen.
Angus McLain, who directed the film, said in a statement: “We are thrilled that Disney and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ is the first IMAX Enhanced Animated Feature to launch on Disney+. Using IMAX technology throughout the filmmaking process has enabled us to create an unforgettable viewing experience for Lightter fans in theaters, at home and beyond.”
Lightyear joins 15 Marvel games available in IMAX enhanced on Disney+. Among them are Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Avengers: Endgame, The Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and others.
In the animated film, Chris Evans plays space ranger Buzz Lightyear from Andy’s favorite movie he watched as a child. Unlike the rest of the Toy Story franchise, Lightyear tells the origin story of the human Buzz and explores his attempts to find his way home after being stranded on a hostile planet with his commander and crew. He accidentally time-jumps 62 years into the future, where the planet has been taken over by the evil Emperor Zurg (James Brolin) and his robot army.
There has been a lot of confusion about how Lightyear is related to the other four films in the Toy Story series. This may explain why the new film didn’t do as well as Pixar expected. In fact, it became a box office failure, only earning $222.4 million around the world, which is about $20 million more than its announced budget. In comparison, Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4 earned over 1 billion dollars at the register.
Let’s hope Lightyear does better on Disney+ than it does in theaters, especially since it will feature scenes in IMAX’s extended aspect ratio.
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