Lightyear to be available on Disney+ from Aug 3

The animated film revolves around Buzz Lightyear and follows his origin story.

Ernest Cheng

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Published: 27 July 2022, 6:31 PM

Animated film Lightyear will be available for streaming on Disney+ from Aug 3, the streaming platform announced on Wednesday (Jul 27).  

The sci-fi action adventure film, which was released in theatres in June, depicts the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the well-loved toy.

The story follows the legendary Space Ranger after he was marooned on a hostile planet alongside his commander and crew, 4.2million light-years from Earth. As he plots a mission to return to Earth, he comes across Zug and his army of robots who complicate matters.

The film features the voices of Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and Alisha Hawthorne and Peter Sohn as Sox. 

Lightyear looks amazing on the big screen, of course, but we are so excited to bring it to Disney+, said Angus MacLane, who helmed the film.

“We want to share it with as many people as possible. Disney+ not only gives more fans an opportunity to see Lightyear,  it gives us all the means to see it again and again.”

Lightyear was previously given a NC16 rating by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore. In explaining its reason to do so, IMDA said that the film was the first commercial children’s animation to “feature overt homosexual depictions”. 

The movie was also banned in several countries, including Malaysia and Indonesia.

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