A movie score is one of the emotional hooks that draws audiences into that world. Whether the film is a sci-fi thriller or romantic comedy, it’s the kind of music that connects you with what’s going on within the frame. But for Lightyear composter Michael Giacchino, the score is much more than an assembly of notes that makes a movie sound good. It’s also something that tells a story.Continue reading “‘Lightyear’ Composer Michael Giacchino on Storytelling Through Music”
At the beginning of this movie there’s a disclaimer briefly explaining that this was the movie Andy saw, loved, and became obsessed with when he got his first Buzz Lightyear action figure. Andy really needs to see more movies.Continue reading “NOC Review: Decent ‘Lightyear’ Doesn’t Quite Reach Infinity and Beyond for Pixar”
Lightyear is not exactly what you’d call a prequel. Its opening exposition tells us it is based on the toy that Andy got as a gift for his birthday, and that it was from his favorite movie. So for the first time, audiences everywhere will get to see the title space ranger’s origins story.Continue reading “‘Lightyear’ Creative Team Discusses its Place within the ‘Toy Story’ Universe”
Pixar may be known for its originals, but the animation studio has also produced a few sequels and prequels for its unforgettable films. While the Toy Story films may have given us a glimpse at Woody’s history, Lightyear serves as the definitive origins story for the brave space ranger that we all know and love. But rather than follow the character as a toy, the spinoff is presented to us as one of Andy’s favorite Sci-Fi films. As such, director Angus MacLane assembled a group of talented artists to achieve that cinematic look and feel that one gets when watching a Sci-Fi movie like Star Wars and Aliens.Continue reading “Pixar’s Approach to Making ‘Lightyear’ a Sci-Fi Epic”
In 1995, Disney•Pixar would release the first of four Toy Story films, not to mention countless other shorts and TV specials, making them the premier animation studio. And throughout these films, we’ve seen Woody and Buzz in all sorts of adventures. Though we’ve seen glimpses of “Woody’s Roundup,” the show that inspired the cowboy doll Andy played with, Buzz’s story remained untold. That is until Pixar decided to make Lightyear, an all-new Sci-Fi epic adventure that would be the movie Andy watched in 1995.Continue reading “Pixar’s NASA Research Trip Helped Influence the Look and Feel of ‘Lightyear’”
Time is a construct of which we are all familiar. It’s the universal truth that there is simply never enough of it. Which makes it the perfect theme for Pixar’s Lightyear. Billed as their first Sci-Fi epic, the Toy Story spinoff is an origins story — and film that Andy watched as a kid — for the title character who accidentally maroon’s his entire crew on an uninhabited planet.Continue reading “‘Lightyear’ Artisans on Film’s Themes and Achieving the IMAX Experience”
It’s been 27 years since Pixar released the first Toy Story in 1995. Since then, the animation studio has told us stories about innovative bugs, family fish, a lonely geriatric man and his flying house, not-so-scary monsters, romantic robots, our inner emotions, and 13-year-old Chinese Canadians who turn into red pandas. Audiences everywhere have connected with each title emotionally while being wowed at the incredible visuals. So with Lightyear hitting theaters later in June, we will get to see the man that made the beloved toy.Continue reading “‘Lightyear’ Footage Goes “To Infinity and Beyond””
It all started with a cowboy and a space ranger in Pixar’s Toy Story. Nearly 30 years later, the studio will be releasing Lightyear, its first spinoff film based on the Toy Story film franchise, that follows the man that inspired the Buzz Lightyear space ranger toy. While previous trailer slightly teased a journey to the unknown, We are getting a better sense of the story in a brand new action-packed trailer that mixes high-stakes space exploration with futuristic humor.Continue reading “‘Lightyear’ Trailer is Not Pretending to Go to Infinity and Beyond”
Back in 1995, when Andy went through his “Buzz Lightyear” phase, didn’t you wonder what all the fuss was about? Well Pixar, leaving no stone unturned, is finally going to show you! And they’re bringing out Steve Rogers from retirement to do it!Continue reading “Star Command is Calling! Teaser and Poster for ‘Lightyear’ Lands”
If you follow actress Ally Maki on Instagram, you could see she’s having the time of her life.
The actress has always been open and active with her followers on the app chronicling her journey in television, film, and activism through Asian American Girl Club (AAGC). And, being part of this Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 was no exception. Maki has shared all the details of her time working on the film and throughout the press tour with her fans with so much enthusiasm and energy that you can’t help but be enamored by Maki and her character, Officer Giggle McDimples.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters this Friday! And we want to give you nerds the full breakdown of the movie!
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Earlier this month, I wrote about the debut of Toy Story’s newest character, Forky, whom will be making his arrival in Toy Story 4.
However… Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story gang aren’t just welcoming new friends like Forky in Toy Story 4 — they’re also getting reunited with an old one.
Bo Peep is back!
I like toys. Scratch that. I LOVE TOYS.
I’m 41 years old and I’m not afraid to admit it.