Pixar will finally see a return to theatres with its latest movie, “Lightyear”, debuting across the globe beginning June 17, 2022.
As you can imagine, the movie is highly anticipated by Disney fans, but when exactly will you be able to watch Lightyear on digital platforms/Blu-Ray from the comfort of your home? Read on for all details!
What is Lightyear about?
The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.
Lightyear Digital Release Date
We’ll cut right to the chase here as Disney hasn’t officially confirmed a release date for when Lightyear will be available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play etc.
Ultimately, the success of ticket sales will depend on how quickly Lightyear arrives digitally. The theatrical window is extended to maximum box office sales when a movie is doing well. Once a film has peaked at the box office, Disney will begin to get ready to release it digitally to get the next wave of sales. This is unpredictable, but we can make an educated guess based on previous releases.
It’s taken around 70 days from theatrical release to digital platforms for previous Disney movies in the last year or so. However, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was especially short as the movie was released digitally after just 47 days.
We expect Lightyear to arrive on digital platforms in late July or early August, about 45 to 50 days after its theatrical release.
However, this is purely a guess based on previous movie release patterns.
UPDATE 7/25/2022 – Disney/Pixar’s “Lightyear” will be available on all major digital platforms on August 3, 2022.
Lightyear Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date
Disney hasn’t announced when Lightyear will be available on DVD/Blu-ray/Ultra HD just yet. Based on previous releases, we expect a home media release in August or September.
UPDATE 7/25/2022 – Disney/Pixar’s “Lightyear” will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD on September 13, 2022.
Lightyear Disney Plus Release Date
We’re expecting to see Lightyear arrive on Disney+ in late July or early August. You can read more details here.
Disney/Pixar’s “Lightyear” will be available on Disney+ on August 3, 2022.