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When is ‘Lightyear’ Coming To Disney Plus?

Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear,” an original feature film is releasing June 17, 2022, and is expected to be a huge summer hit. The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. But when is the Lightyear coming to Disney+? Read on for all the 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.

The film features the voices of Chris Evans as accomplished Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as the enigmatic Zurg. The voice cast also includes Mary McDonald-Lewis as onboard computer I.V.A.N., Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside, Efren Ramirez as Airman Diaz, and Keira Hairston as Young Izzy. Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”), produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”) and featuring a score by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“The Batman,” “Up”).


Lightyear Disney Plus Release Date

Disney has recently decided to release Pixar movies directly to Disney+ as movies such as “Soul”, “Luca”, and “Turning Red” all skipped movie theatres and debuted on Disney+. However, “Lightyear” will be exclusively released in movie theatres, and then eventually on Disney+ at a later date.

Disney hasn’t officially confirmed when Lightyear will be coming to Disney+. However, we can certainly make a good guess based on how long it took for previous movies to arrive on the streaming platform. 

Typically, when a movie is doing well at the box office, the movie takes longer to arrive on Disney+ to avoid capitalising ticket sales. It’s definitely expected that Lightyear will be a successmeaning that it might take a short while to arrive on Disney+.

Previous Theatrical To Disney+ Release time

  • Black Widow – 89 Days
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – 70 days
  • Eternals – 68 days
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – 47 days

This means that recent Disney movies have taken an average of 69 days to arrive on Disney+. However, we expect that Lightyear will be closer to 45 days as was the case for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This means we expect to see Lightyear arrive on Disney+ in very late July, or more likely, early August. 

Stay tuned to DisneyPlusInformer.com, as we’ll update you the moment some official news has been shared about a Lightyear Disney Plus release date.

UPDATE 7/19/2022 –  Disney+ has announced Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” will stream on Disney+ beginning August 3, 2022.


When is Lightyear Coming To Disney Plus? (International)

Good news! It’s expected that all regions (excluding France) will be getting Lightyear either on the same day or shortly after the United States. However, no release details have been announced at this time. Stay tuned!

UPDATE 7/19/2022 –  Disney+ has announced Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” will stream on Disney+ beginning August 3, 2022.


Lightyear Stream Online Free

Lightyear is not currently available to stream anyone online for free. The movie will eventually come to PVOD such as iTunes, Google Play, etc. Then, of course, Disney+.

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