After the out-of-the-box success of the ‘Toy Story’ film series, in 2020, Disney and Pixar officially announced a solo film of Buzz Lightyear character, while the development of the film started in 2016. Anyway, be it 2020 or 2016, the film had a lot of buzz in the audience, and the audience eagerly waited for the release of the film ‘Lightyear’. After a long gap, recently, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures officially announced the release date of ‘Lightyear‘, and the film will be released on June 17, 2022, in the USA.
According to reports, ‘Lightyear’ is one of the buzziest films of 2022, and not only this but the film is also a big film for Pixar and Disney, especially in terms of money because makers already spent millions of dollars on ‘Lightyear’s productions, and ‘Lightyear’ is the biggest bet for Pixar Animation Studios in 2022.
Pixar’s Lightyear Budget Revealed
According to a verified source, Pixar’s animated sci-fi adventure drama ‘Lightyear’ is a big-budget film, and the production budget for ‘Lightyear’ is $200 million, excluding prints and advertising costs. It is one of the most expensive English films of 2022, along with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Secrets Of Dumbledore’, and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
The ‘Lightyear’ was produced under the productions banners of Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios and produced by Galyn Susman. The ‘Lightyear’ is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and after its theatrical release, the film will be available on Disney Plus.
In terms of box office projections, critics and reports predict that ‘Lightyear’ will earn more than $100 million on opening weekend and $800 million-$1 billion lifetimes in worldwide against a $200 million budget. ‘Lightyear’s box office projections is based on the box office performance of the previous three ‘Toy Story’ films, and if it doesn’t meet expectations, then it’s a negative sign for the future of ‘Toy Story’s solo characters film.
The ‘Lightyear’ is directed by Angus MacLane, who is also a co-writer of the film with Jason Headley, and stars Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Taika Waititi, and Dale Soules.